THESIS PBL.pdf - International Journal of Management...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 16 pages.

International Journal of Management Excellence Volume 11 No.2 August 2018 © TechMind Research Society 1582 | P a g e The Meaning of Project-Based Learning among B’Laan High School Students: A Phenomenological Study Cherry Mae F. Tiburcio 1 , Lyndon A. Quines 2 , Eugenio S. Guhao, Jr. 3 1 & 3 University of Mindanao, Professional Schools, Davao City, Philippines 2 Department of Education, Davao del Sur, Philippines 1 [email protected] 2 [email protected] 3 [email protected] Abstract- The purpose of this phenomenological study was to investigate the realites behind the Project-Based Learning in the perspective of Blaan High School students, their coping mechanisms to address the the challenges in the project-based learning, and their insights that were shared to their peers and to the academe in general. This qualitative phenomenological study was participated by 17 students from Pongoleel Integrated School in the Division of Sarangani for School Year 2015- 2016. There were in-depth interview and focused group discussions conducted. The result of the interview generated themes that were transcribed, translated, coded, and described. As regards to the meaning of project-based learning, the themes that were generated were as follows: offshoot of learning, grade augmentation, added financial burden and time demand. While for the coping mechanism of students, the themes that were generated: prioritization, resourcefulness and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, parental support, industry and perseverance. As to their insights, the themes included: give it ample time, give it considerate effort, make it affordable, make it relevant and give distinct guidelines. Keywords- educational management; project- based learning, B’laan high school students; phenomenological study, Philippines 1. INTRODUCTION B’laan students face countless challenges in their lives. In the area where I taught, many of them struggle in their educational journey. Unfortunately, some of them lost interest to study and tend to work for a living. As their teacher, there are suggested strategies that could help them achieve and learn more. Aside from the truth that they belong to the Philippines’ indigenous people, project-based learning set by the Department of Education may impact their perception on learning and encourage them to actually engage in skills for global competitiveness reflected in the current K-12 curriculum (Gardner, 2007 [23] ; Reimers, 2009 [49]; Stewart, 2007) [54] . Nowadays, B’laan students as well as other Filipino students tend to drop-out in school and enter into early marriage or simply lose interest in their studies. It was revealed in a study that low achievement, student boredom, and high dropout rates have been associated with student disengagement. The 21 st century skills are commonly related to project-based learning. These will allow students to experience meaningful and more appropriate methods of learning and to develop better skills and maximize student engagement (Bell, 2010 [2] ; Bradford, 2005 [7] ; Fredricks&McColskey, 2011) [22] .

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture