Group Dynamics Strategy in Teaching Araling Panlipunan in Calaca District
Keywords:Group Dynamics, Strategy, Teaching, Araling Panlipunan
The main objective of this study was to determine the extent of utilizing group dynamics as an effective strategy in teaching Araling Panlipunan. The respondents of the study were the entire three hundred twenty (320) teachers of the above-mentioned district. The data gathering instrument used in this study was the questionnaire which was composed of assessment checklist. The data gathered were tabulated, analyzed and interpreted using Frequency Counts and Percentage, Weighted Mean, Standard Deviation and coefficient of correlation. The results of the study were as follows: the respondents utilized the group dynamics as an effective strategy in teaching ‘to a great extent’ in terms of concept mapping, group discussion, dramatization, problem-solving, peer-tutoring, role playing/assimilation group reporting, project making, tableau interpretation and topic analysis. They were also assessed ‘to a Great Extent’ that includes the attitudes of the pupils affected by the group dynamics strategies in terms of cognitive, affective, behavioral and social. The challenges met by the teachers was done by using group dynamics as strategy in teaching Araling Panlipunan were also assessed “to a great extent’. There was significant relationship between group dynamic strategies employed and the extent of pupils attitude. There was also significant relationship between group dynamics strategies employed and the challenges experienced on it. There is a significant relationship between the extent of the pupils attitude and the challenges experienced on it.
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