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Active Learning Strategies and Higher-Order Thinking Skills of Grade 10 Students

Shiella D. Malanog1, John C. Vincent Aliazas2
Department of Education-Division of Quezon, Pagbilao, Quezon, 4301 Philippines1
Laguna State Polytechnic University-San Pablo City, Laguna, 4000 Philippines2





The study aimed to determine the effect of active learning strategies in higher-order thinking skills of Grade 10 students of Dr. Panfilo Castro National High School during the School Year 2020-2021. One hundred (100) selected grade 10 students were used as respondents of the study, including pre-test and post-test experimental design. The first group was exposed to case-based learning, and the second group was exposed to visual–organization activity. A validated sixty (60) item test was used in the study to determine significant differences in pre-test and post-test scores of the two groups. The study found out that the pretest scores of the respondents in the two experimental groups as to their higher-order thinking skills in critical thinking and creative thinking skills were the same, indicating that the students have lowperformance levels before subjecting to the treatment. The post-test scores of the students of both groups showed improvement in their scores after the treatment. Likewise, a significant difference was found in both groups’ pre-test and post-test scores in terms of their critical thinking and creative thinking skills. Furthermore, it also showed a significant difference in the post-test (critical thinking skills) scores between the case-based learning and visual–organization groups.

Keywords: Active Learning Strategies, Higher-Order Thinking Skills, T-test, Philippines

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