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American Journal of Educational Research. 2022, 10(7), 469-475
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-10-7-6
Original Research

Project SIKAP Upscales Students’ Scientific Attitude

Marjorie V. Cabañero1, Jaybert M. Cabañero2, Novemy C. Ignacio2 and Romiro G. Bautista3, 4,

1Student Teacher, College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University, Philippines

2Faculty, Science Department, Diffun National High School, Philippines

3Faculty, College of Teacher Education, Quirino State University, Philippines

4International Relations Officer, Quirino State University, Philippines

Pub. Date: July 27, 2022

Cite this paper

Marjorie V. Cabañero, Jaybert M. Cabañero, Novemy C. Ignacio and Romiro G. Bautista. Project SIKAP Upscales Students’ Scientific Attitude. American Journal of Educational Research. 2022; 10(7):469-475. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-10-7-6

Abstract

This study explores the efficacy of a teacher-made intervention program along the development of scientific attitude among students. The researchers believe that scientific attitude should be in a continuum despite the pandemic by employing Predict Observe Explain (POE) strategy, hands-on science through home-based laboratory, laboratory simulation, and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The Mixed Method design was employed in this study particularly the Exploratory design involving quantitative and qualitative data on the efficacy of the teacher-initiated intervention program along the effects of the treatment conditions on the scientific attitude and the experiences of the participants in undergoing such provisions of reframing learning engagements. The quantitative data were gathered through One Group Pretest-Posttest Design (OGPPD) of the Pre-experimental Design and evaluated inferentially through statistical analyses. On the other hand, the qualitative data were gathered through Narrative Analysis and analyzed thematically. It was found out that there is an increased positive attitude and a decreased negative attitude among the respondents which posted significant results while medium and large effects are posted along the positive and negative scientific attitude of the respondents. The provisions of Project SIKAP provided the students the feeling of enjoyment and excitement, experimenting through computer simulations, and difficulty in solving and experimenting in the midst of the pandemic; albeit guided with the computer simulations. Owing to the results, science teachers may still consider computer-mediated experiments – a practical applications of learning concepts, as this is where students can better understand concepts in Science during home-based schooling like the current educational state.

Keywords

action research, hands-on science, POE strategy, project SIKAP, scientific attitude

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