Chemistry Instruction Utilizing Inquiry-Based Real Life Experiences
- Country : Philippines
- Subject : Real Life Experiences
The utilization of real life experiences in science instruction grows as a measure when teachers are able to develop an engaging and positive learning environment for learners. With this, teachers should carefully plan how to utilize the students’ real life experiences efficiently and effectively in inquiry-based science instruction to enhance more the teaching-learning process. The study used the descriptive method of research using a researcher-made questionnaire as the main instrument for gathering data. The respondents were 102 public junior high school science teachers in the Division of Batangas. Weighted mean and Pearson r were the statistical tools applied in treating the data gathered. Based on the analysis, it was revealed that real life experiences in life science were moderately utilized by the students while teachers applied inquiry-based learning activities along its phases of exploration, concept introduction, and concept application to a moderate extent. It was recommended that the proposed learning plans be used to enhance science instruction and an instrument or assessment tool may be developed to determine the impact of utilization of real life experiences in teaching-learning process.