Process Skills and Attitudes of Grade Eleven Stem Students Toward Biology at Victoria National High School: A Descriptive Study


Authors : Carlo Jaime M. Manguil

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7670778

This study focused on determining the level of science process skills and attitudes toward biology of 11th grade STEM students. From the 55 respondents, 56 percent or most of the students are normally in the age bracket for 11th grade which is 16 years old. Twenty-nine (29) respondents or 53 percent of the total respondents are female while twenty-six (26) respondents or 47 percent of the total respondents are male. The overall mean for science process skills is 11.67, which is 65.05 percent, implying that the level of students’ knowledge of science process skills is poor. Also, students scored higher in basic process skills (40.38%) than in integrated process skills (22%). Female students obtained higher scores than males and are less dispersed than males based on the descriptive statistics used. The overall mean on Students’ Attitudes toward Biology is 3.15 which on the used scale, corresponded to “Agree” implying a good level of students’ attitudes towards biology. Male and female students have almost the same means indicating that both groups show positive attitudes toward biology. In the light of the aforementioned findings, the following conclusions are drawn: 11th grade STEM students of Victoria National High School have less experience in controlling variables, experimenting and interpreting data. This finding may be due to traditional used of teaching method by the teachers. The findings in the level of attitudes of 11th grade STEM students toward biology are generally good. This means that they show no problem with the teaching and learning process. This study suggests that teachers should practice more on doing science process skills especially in integrated process skills so that they can teach it effectively with their students.

Keywords : Science Process Skills; Conventional Teaching; Attitude Towards Science; Higher Order Thinking Skills.

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