Modular Based-Instruction Preparedness of Elementary School Teachers in Santa Cruz District Amidst the Pandemic
Dolora C. Maristela1, August V. Tuiza2
Department of Education – SDO Laguna Province
Modular learning is employed by all public schools as face-to-face engagements in the Philippines are restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the researcher aimed to evaluate the preparedness of Elementary School Teachers in Santa Cruz District for module-based learning. It determined whether the instructors can effectively impart knowledge to their students despite the constraints posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This research used descriptive research design with 42 elementary teachers of Santa Cruz District, Laguna as respondents for this study. The study also sought to determine the status of preparedness of teachers in terms of health, resources, and interaction. It was analyzed using percentage and factor analyses. Findings revealed that the overall mean of the teacher’s health preparedness is 4.65 which accounts for 55.40% variance. The teachers are very prepared with regard to their health. The overall mean of the teacher’s preparedness in terms of resources is 4.65 which accounts for 80.90% variance. The teachers are very prepared in terms of resources. Further support may provide to the teachers in the delivery of learning exemplars and retrieval of learning assessments. The support can be in terms of additional protection or assistance from the local government when they deliver exemplars and retrieve learning assessments. The overall mean of the teacher’s preparedness in terms of interaction is 4.56 which accounts for 59.30% variance. The teachers are very prepared with their interaction with their pupils. Constant communication between the teachers, parents, and students was key to a successful implementation of modular-based instruction. Further support must be provided to the teachers in the delivery of learning exemplars and retrieval of learning assessments. The support can be in terms of additional protection or assistance from the local government when they deliver exemplars and retrieve learning assessments. Even though, teachers are prepared, health, interaction and resource – wise, they still need additional support in order to reduce stress brought upon by the pandemic. Future parallel studies regarding the preparedness of teachers and learning assessments can be conducted. Variables like years of experience of teachers, age, sex, the type of seminars they have attended and the status of submission of learning assessments can be included. The study could focus on the relationship of teachers’ preparedness and other related variables to the status of submission of learning assessments.
Keywords: Modular Based- Instruction, Health, Resources and Interaction Preparedness