Pagtimakas: Modular Learning Experiences of CAPSU MSC Students


Hiligaynon is a language used in Western Visayas, Philippines. Pagtimakás is a Hiligaynon word meaning to exert oneself or make great efforts. In the Philippines, the Education sector is among the most highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Capiz State University, Mambusao Satellite College (CAPSU MSC), is situated in a rural area with limited internet connection. Thus, the institution implemented a modular learning approach with little or no face-to-face interaction between students and their instructors and is highly dependent on printed modules to maintain the education of students. Understanding the plight and challenges of these students can be a source of actions and plans that will help them cope and succeed in their academic endeavors. Hence, this study was conducted. The study uses phenomenology to answer the research questions. An in-depth interview using a semi-structured questionnaire was the researcher's data-gathering instrument. Eight students purposively chosen based on inclusivity criteria became participants of the study. Results showed that lack of learning resources, time, and self-paced learning are the challenges the CAPSU MSC students faced. However, students cope with these challenges by seeking help, time management, and a proper mindset and determination. All of these attributes to Bandura's (1997) Self-Efficacy Theory, which states that Self-efficacy refers to the person's belief in their capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments. It is recommended that the institution must incorporate technological innovations to improve modular learning, and awareness of students' knowledge of modular learning is encouraged.

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Maria Aurora G. Victoriano, Capiz State University, Philippines
Lalaine E. Ricardo, Capiz State University, Philippines
Freden S. Delgado, Capiz State University, Philippines
Felyn Mae G. Yap, Capiz State University, Philippines

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Conference: SEACE2023
Stream: Learning Experiences

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Victoriano M., Ricardo L., Delgado F., & Yap F. (2023) Pagtimakas: Modular Learning Experiences of CAPSU MSC Students ISSN: 2435-5240 The Southeast Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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