Exploring Filipino students’ attitude toward the use of cooperative learning in social studies
Rowin C De Leon, Lawrence L Bucayu
As a response to the demands of the 21st century, innovative strategies are encouraged to help students develop 21st-century skills. In Social Studies, cooperative learning (CL) has been one of the strategies used by teachers to answer the call for innovation. In line with this, this study aimed to explore the student’s attitude towards CL in Social Studies. Following a convergent parallel-mixed method, the study concurrently gathered, analyzed, and interpreted quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data were collected using a descriptive-survey method that required 200 students from public and private school as respondents. Qualitative data, on the other hand, were gathered through face-to-face interviews among 20 selected students. Quantitative results showed that students both from public and private school possess positive attitude towards the use of CL in Social Studies. However, the qualitative data suggested that students seem to have reservations about the use of CL in the classroom instructions. Based on the findings of the study, teachers both from public and private schools are recommended to use this strategy, but to maximize the benefits of CL, teachers must be reminded that in essence CL is not only cooperation among students but cooperation between students and teachers. Teachers are recommended to design CL appropriately, act as a facilitator of learning in CL, and reflect and learn from the process itself for continuous improvement.
Rowin C De Leon, Lawrence L Bucayu. Exploring Filipino students’ attitude toward the use of cooperative learning in social studies. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 58-63