Strides in Mathematics and Science: An Introspective Look on the First SHS Graduates’ Perceived Self-efficacy


Abstract: The K to 12 Curriculum has changed the landscape of the Philippine Education System. Before and after its initial implementation, several speculations and challenges emerged. This prompted the interest of the researchers to identify the readiness of the first batch graduates of the K to 12 curriculum who applied and enrolled in the different program offerings of the College of Science of the Bulacan State University. Initial collection of data was obtained from students of differing senior high school backgrounds. Results indicated that they have average perceived self-efficacy in mathematics and science. A second part study was conducted to identify the challenges and difficulties they have encountered and the adjustments that they have made while being in the program. This was carried out using a qualitative method of data collection. Thematic analysis revealed the sources of challenges and difficulties and sources of adjustments. Using the same method of analysis, students were asked to describe their perceived self-efficacy prior to and while in the process of completing their program. Resulting from this are themes that generally describe their self-efficacy as Positive description, Negative description, and Neutral description. Additionally, student-respondents’ recommendations for improvement in learning mathematics/science were taken into consideration as bases for the proposal and development of a program for mentoring aimed at building capacity and enhancing proficiency among students of the S&M programs of the College of Science.

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Ma. Theresa Reyes, Bulacan State University, Philippines
Eleonor Basilio, Bulacan State University, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2021
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Reyes M., & Basilio E. (2022) Strides in Mathematics and Science: An Introspective Look on the First SHS Graduates’ Perceived Self-efficacy ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2021: Official Conference Proceedings
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