This descriptive developmental research study determined the effect of the developed lessons in Biology using Cooperative and Guided Inquiry Approach for Grade 10 students of Barangay High School in Manito Albay. Specifically, it sought answers to the questions: (1) What lessons may be developed for Grade 10 Biology with the features: cooperative learning, guided inquiry learning and use of authentic assessment; (2) What is the effect of the developed lessons in enhancing students conceptual understanding and attitude towards Biology; and (3) What are the significant experiences of the students during the implementation of the developed lessons? The researcher employed pre-experimental research design and utilized qualitative and quantitative techniques in the analysis of data. Quantitative data were gathered through the use of the pre-test post-test results on conceptual understanding and attitude survey responses of the students. While qualitative data were gathered from the students written outputs, students journals and focus group discussion (FGD).
The results showed a significant increase in the pretest and post test of the respondents conceptual understanding and overall positive attitude towards Biology after using the 8 developed lessons. The 8 developed lessons helped the students with the topics initially perceived as difficult evident in the positive mean gain scores of the respondents pre and post test results. Using the cooperative and guided inquiry approach in teaching, the students learned to value team work; developed their leadership skills; and helped them to manage their time smartly. They also learned the art and significance of cooperation, patience, responsi ility and cooperation.
Sally Dadea, Bicol University Graduate School, Philippines
Stream: Educational Research
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