Disasters are sudden disruptive events which affect the functioning of a community in utilizing its own resources. This makes disaster readiness and risk reduction a current trend in science teaching to match the needs to the fast-paced advancements which will provide many social benefits.
This descriptive research study determined the level of content knowledge and critical thinking skills of Senior High School STEM students in Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction (DRRR), their notable experiences, values and attitudes developed among the schools in Albay, Philippines based from their political subdivisions and topographical locations. It was concluded that the level of content knowledge of the students in DRRR before the lessons were in low mastery level while urban lowland schools were in near mastery level. For the level of critical thinking skills, all schools were in low mastery level. Students developed a sense of awareness with regards to the DRRR concepts which could be associated with the student’s experiences. After the lessons, the level of content knowledge of the students from all schools significantly increased wherein, they were already in the mastery level except the urban lowland schools with full mastery level. The level of critical thinking skills of all the schools significantly increased from low mastery to mastery level. Positive values and attitudes were also developed after the conduct of the lessons. All of these were supported with percentage scores in the tests, ANOVA, Tukey test, Paired T-test, Students' journals, teachers observations and documentation.
Jeannie Rose Hilotin, Bicol University Graduate School, Philippines
Stream: Learning Experiences
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