In a move aimed at enhancing the quality of education and pedagogical approaches, the Assumption College of Davao (ACD) Basic Education Department (Elementary and Junior High School) recently concluded its Action Research Proposal write-shop on October 27, 2023. This event marked a significant milestone in the institution’s continuous commitment to improving educational practices and fostering a dynamic learning environment.
The Action Research Proposal initiative at ACD, which involved teachers from the Basic Education Department, was a testament to the institution’s dedication to innovative and evidence-based teaching methods. The program was designed to empower educators with the skills and knowledge required to conduct meaningful research within their respective fields, ultimately fostering a culture of continuous improvement and progress in the educational landscape.
Throughout this event, teachers from all subject areas and offices, including Christian Living Education, Science, Mathematics, English, Filipino, Araling Panlipunan, MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health), Technology and Livelihood Education, the Prefect of Discipline Office, and the Student Activity Coordinator Office, presented their action research proposals.
Mr. Wendyl John Tocol, a Christian Living Education teacher, presented his proposal on learners’ character formation. His proposal delved into the impact of character education on learners’ ethical development and how it could contribute to a more compassionate and morally upright society.
In Science and Mathematics, Ms. Crissel Millan and the Science Coordinator, Mrs. Juvemin Tadura, unveiled their research on innovative teaching methods and their effect on learners’ problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Their action research focused on the effectiveness of incorporating Concrete-Picture-Abstract (CPA) in mathematics lessons and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) for science activities.
The English and Filipino areas, led by Ms. Hana Victor and Ms. Michelle Ann Corpuz, respectively, examined language proficiency improvement strategies, emphasizing the significance of honing learners’ communication and writing skills, which are essential for personal and professional development.
In the Araling Panlipunan area, Mr. Kent Lois Talaboc presented a proposal highlighting the use of technology in teaching social studies. His research explored the benefits of digital resources in making his lessons more engaging and accessible to learners.
The MAPEH instructor, Ms. Kristel Rose Pasaol, presented the role of daily morning exercise routines in improving learners’ participation. Her action research will demonstrate the impact of daily morning exercise routines on learners’ well-being, creativity, physical health, and increased participation in MAPEH classes upon completion.
The Technology and Livelihood Education area’s Ms. Rowena Aguilar discussed the implementation of the robotics programs within the curriculum. Her action research emphasized how motivating and equipping learners with robotics skills could prepare them for future success, considering the new trend in AI (alternative intelligence).
The Prefect of Discipline Office and Student Activity Coordinators Office, represented by Mr. Ruel Larutin and Mr. Carlo Abellana, respectively, delved into discipline management, focusing on managing tardiness, ensuring that learners come on time to their classes, and enhancing the planning skills of SINAGTALA officers, making them more proactive in planning interdisciplinary activities for the Basic Education Department. Both action researchers aimed to ensure a well-rounded education for learners that extends beyond the classroom.
The importance of action research in the academe must be considered. Such initiatives facilitate continuous improvement, provide educators with the tools and resources to adapt to evolving educational needs, and enhance learners’ learning outcomes. These research projects aim to shape a better education system within ACD that nurtures critical thinking, fosters creativity, and instills a sense of purpose in each learner.
Novilla R. Canalita, MAST-Bio, the BED Principal, expressed her gratitude for the commitment and dedication of the ACD Basic Education Department teachers and coordinators in driving educational innovation through their action research proposals. She noted, “These initiatives are a testament to the passion and dedication of our educators. By actively engaging in research, we are improving our teaching practices and raising the bar for the education system in Davao. We aim to prepare our learners for a future where adaptability, creativity, and a strong moral compass are vital.”
The recently concluded Action Research Proposal at Assumption College of Davao is a stepping stone toward building a brighter future for learners and enhancing the overall quality of education in the region. By fostering a culture of research and innovation, the institution is actively shaping the next generation of critical thinkers and leaders.
By Ivy Zarina Claro, Elementary Faculty