Freedom or Focus? (76912)

Session Information: Teaching and Learning the Arts
Session Chair: Rizal Dapat

Sunday, 26 May 2024 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aimed to determine the level of self-directedness in learning of college students in selected higher educational institutions in Manila City. The instrument used was adopted from the questionnaire designed by Williamson (2014). An FGD or Focus Group Discussion was also conducted to address the qualitative aspect of the study. The study was participated in by 1150 students from two higher institutions in Manila City. Results show that out of five areas of self-directedness in learning, Evaluation got the highest mean of 4.02. In terms of the level of self-directedness in learning, males got a higher score of 240 than women who got 231, although both are interpreted as “HIGH”. In terms of courses, Business-related courses got the highest score of 239 compared with other courses, though all courses got a “HIGH” interpretation. As to teachers’ role in the teaching-learning process, the respondents affirmed that teachers are indispensable forces in the classroom, sources of solutions to tomorrow’s problems, and cradle of care and confidence. In terms of challenges/problems encountered by students in achieving self-directedness in learning, the respondents disclosed psychological noise, personal noise, and social noise. The study then concludes that students identify effective learning strategies, determine applicable learning activities, recognize operational evaluation tools, and demonstrate interpersonal skills. The study then recommends that higher institutions build a supportive and collaborative climate for learners that will fully engage learners in active learning and utilize and maximize this potential instead of dwelling on the traditional approach in terms of teaching-learning standards.

Rizal Dapat, Adamson University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Rizal Dapat is a School Administrator at Adamson University in Philippines

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