Project-Based Learning Approach in Teaching Information and Communications Technology
The idea of outcomes-based education shifts educators from content-deliverer to project manager, facilitating the investigation of learning approaches and focusing on deeper learning to develop students’ essential skills for their career readiness. This study established the effectiveness of the project-based learning (PBL) approach in teaching topics on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) among selected students of three programs at President Ramon Magsaysay State University (PRMSU), Iba, Zambales during 2nd semester SY 2018-2019. The study employed a descriptive research method to describe and interpret the present condition and relate to the desired objectives. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in analyzing data gathered. The study findings conclude that student-respondents had a “Fair” level of performance in ICT topics during the pre-test while “Very Good” after using the PBL approach; the PBL approach was effectively based on the result analysis of mean, frequency counts, standard deviation, and t-test computation. The variance test analysis revealed a significant improvement in students’ performance on ICT topics, as reflected in the post-test result. Recommendations are provided.
Teaching, PBL Approach, ICT, Topics, Outcomes-Based, Simulation
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