Development, Implementation, and Validation of Integrated STEM and Problem-Based Learning Module for Biology Education (80444)

Session Information: Education and Pedagogy
Session Chair: Aaron Funa

Sunday, 26 May 2024 12:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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Problem-Based Learning (PBL) has proven to be a valuable educational approach. However, as the educational landscape continues to evolve, there is a growing need for a more comprehensive methodology. In response, the researcher developed, implemented, and validated a module that combines Integrated STEM with PBL. This module draws inspiration from the second generation 3C3R PBL problem design model and the K-16 PBL. The research employed a Type 1 developmental research design, conducted with a one-intact Grade-11 STEM class (n = 38). The module was implemented in the context of General Biology 1, focusing on Biomolecules, and spanned a six-week period. Using a module evaluation checklist, reviewers assessed the module against the criteria set by the Department of Education in the Philippines, as well as the principles of Integrated STEM. The assessment revealed a significant difference between pretest and posttest scores, supported by a meaningful conceptual understanding test and an effect size (d = 0.354) falling within the small to medium range. These findings indicate the effectiveness of the I-STEM-PBL module in enhancing students' conceptual understanding of Biology. The I-STEM-PBL module represents a valuable resource for future research and educational endeavors, serving as a basis for teaching approaches. The researcher recommends using and continually assess and refine such educational tools to meet the dynamic needs of students and align with evolving educational standards.

Aaron Funa, Sorsogon State University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Aaron A. Funa, faculty at Sorsogon State University, holds a PhD in Science Education (Biology) from De La Salle University Manila. His research focuses on educational strategies, STEM education, gamification, and health education.

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