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INTRODUCTION B’laan students face countless challenges in their lives. In the area where we 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; Reimers, 2009; Stewart, 2007) . 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 21st 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; Bradford, 2005; Fredricks&McColskey, 2011). In some parts of the world, Nigerian elementary schools reported that classes with limited group activities and projects, the students experienced boredom and detachment from the learning. Thus, implementing project-based learning involves a vivid transition from traditional way of teaching to a more skills-oriented and inclusive modes of teaching and learning (Bender, 2012; Mora, 2011) . Moreover, there is a study in the Philippines that indicates that Project Based Learning (PBL) is an effective approach to enhance more the student learning. This project gives them many outcomes and improves their skills. This gives a fascinating background to make their minds active (Dasig, Gatpandan, &Gatpandan, 2014) . However, in a study that deals with B’laan students, many of them have difficulty in understanding what is taught in class that
cause them lose interest and avoid learning. Most of them faced academic challenges that lead them to early marriages. They experienced difficulty in understanding different subject matters such as English, Science, Math, Technology and Livelihood Education, Social Studies, etc., resulting to failing grades and the decision to drop from school because of their attitude towards learning (Albona, 2015) . Hence, project-based learning (PBL) is quite relevant because it requires students to take a dynamic role in determining the concepts and contents, and improve their 21st century skills in demonstrating their perseverance in learning. They apply what they learn and PBL helps them decide on what career they select, technology to apply, their participation, community services and significance of content (Buck Institute for Education, 2012). As a matter of fact, no qualitative and phenomenological research is done specifically on project-based learning among B’laan high school students. This study is maybe an opportunity to

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