Utilization of Inquiry-Based Approaches in Teaching Science and its Effect to Learners’ Performance in Governor Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School
Sherwin R. Salazar
Governor Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School
Inquiry-based approaches is one of the five pedagogical approaches prescribed by the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum. It aimed to ascertain the effectiveness of inquiry-based approaches utilized in teaching Science and its effect on the performance of Grade 10 learners in Governor Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School at Lemery District, Division of Batangas and was assessed by the teacher and learner-respondents in Academic Year 2018-2019. The study employed descriptive method of research and utilized questionnaire as the main data gathering tool. This study employed 312 Grade 10 learners and 28 science teachers as respondents. Weighted mean, t-test and Pearson’s coefficient of correlation were used in the statistical treatment of data. Findings revealed that there were significant differences in the assessments of the teachers and the learners on the utilization of inquiry-based approaches in teaching Science. Moreover, significant relationships of inquiry-based approaches on the performance of learners was observed in understanding and applying scientific knowledge and performing scientific processes and skills while insignificant relationship was reflected on demonstrating scientific attitude and values. Therefore, an action plan was proposed to strengthen and enhance the utilization of inquiry-based approaches in teaching Science which aimed to improve the learners’ performance on the existing three domains of learning Science.
Keywords: Inquiry-based, pedagogical approaches, descriptive method, action plan, Philippines