TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm <p>The <strong>TARAN-AWAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (TJERTM)</strong> is a peer-reviewed publication of the Eastern Visayas State University - Tanauan Campus (EVSU-Tanauan).</p> Eastern Visayas State University - Tanauan Campus en-US TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management 2719-0587 Editor’s Note: Publication as an expression of unending care https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/217 <p>With the increasing demands of time brought by an uncertain global health crisis, most educators are torn between instruction and their means to survive education in the new normal. Aside from instruction being the elemental core of any academic institution, higher education faculty members are thereby also mandated to be active in producing functional knowledge through research involvement, conduct extension programs to uplift the lives of community constituents and production mechanisms.</p> <p>The inaugural version of TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management embodies EVSU-TC’s commitment to addressing this four-fold mandate of the higher education system. Faculty members, staff, students, and stakeholders constantly believing publication as a path to communicate results of scholarly works not only to its respondents, more so to the end recipients as expressions of the unending cycle and as an art of human caring. &nbsp;</p> <p>Valuable works of budding researchers across the regional territories are then featured. The studies involving students and their behaviors towards learning are core ingredients of this year’s version. Innovative teaching and learning approaches opened new opportunities for students to capture explorative experiences to effectuate academic performance are highlighted in the work of Ian Maglines in Southern Leyte. This resulted in influencing factors to consider student’s career preferences among senior high school, as documented by Brenda Dublin and the company of Tanauan, Leyte.</p> <p>The work of Belinda Basa and company in 2020, able to articulate teaching competencies of science educators and student’s satisfaction; mathematical skills, and perceived level of importance (Eduardo E. C. Cornillez, Jr.)&nbsp; in the context of today’s educational landscape. Perception studies among accountancy students (Joshua Salceda) and the application of machine learning to predict student performances which employed correlation and predictive study designs of Roxan Morilla and others proved that research can be done even in the absence of physical means of data collection.</p> <p>Truly, the art of caring is expressed not only from the medical point of view but by anybody whose heart is fueled with the desire to decreasing the gap of known and the unknown. Those who are called to practice this art may rarely have the experience or education to guide them. Though at first it created fear and turns lives upside down due to numerous revisions and critiques from reviewers, the understanding of producing worth-to-read journals invigorates the soul.</p> <p>Finally, I am calling all the men and women to be actively involved in this exercise and become part of that <em>thin thread</em> connecting to the world to live. Through these years of ministering, my commendation for the privilege of working closely with the journal staff and technical working group for sharing with me this rare opportune of founding new avenues for preaching research as expressions of our unending care, something to carry on as I venture onwards.</p> Joel Rey Acob Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 i ii Science teachers teaching competence and students’ satisfaction https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/211 <p align="justify">Today’s educational system has an increasing demand for teachers competent enough to help improve students learning in science. Similarly, students feel the need for teachers who can teach and communicate effectively. When these needs are met, students feel contentment and satisfaction in learning. Hence, the study's purpose was to examine the student’s perceived level of competence and the level of satisfaction on the science teaching competence of their science teachers according to commitment, knowledge of the subject matter, application of teaching strategies, and classroom management. Specifically, this aims to determine which of the science teaching competence variables greatly influence the overall satisfaction of students. A random sample of 195 students was identified through a stratified random sampling method from the three public secondary schools.&nbsp; Ordinal regression analysis was utilized to answer the study objectives. The results revealed that students are satisfied with their perceived level of competence in the four areas of science teaching competence. The four science teaching competencies explained a significant amount of variance in student’s overall satisfaction with the science teacher competence. However, only the application of teaching strategy out of the four science teaching competence variables showed statistical significance in influencing student’s overall satisfaction. Results implied that teachers’ application of varied teaching strategies contributes to the overall satisfaction of students towards their teachers’ teaching competence. It is recommended that learning institutions should further intensify the conduct of training on their teachers to improve students’ satisfaction among the teaching competencies identified.</p> Belinda Basas Eduardo Edu Cornillez Jr. Mary Ann Balagasay Loreta Cinco Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 1 9 Effects of open-ended laboratory approach to learners’ academic performance https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/212 <p id="maglines" style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">The challenge posed by today’s educational system empowers teachers to create a learning environment that is highly interactive, engaging, and digitally exploratory to produce globally competitive and skillfully sound learners. In senior high school science classes, authentic assessment such as but not limited to laboratory activities is encouraged. This is governed by the Theory of Constructivism and Discovery-Based Learning which allow learners to relate past experiences to their present discoveries and observations and form meanings that will answer their questions.&nbsp; Nineteen respondents have purposively chosen to participate in the study from the government secondary school in Maasin City. Introducing the Open-ended Laboratory as an authentic teaching approach in learning topics in senior high Biology. Upon using the approach, results show a significant increase in the test results after pre-test and post-test scores were subjected to paired t-test.&nbsp; This result supports the claim that open-ended activities are efficient tools in improving the academic achievement of learners. Open-ended laboratory as an innovative teaching-learning approach does not only allow learners to be creative and personal about their ways of discovering things, it also endlessly opens their opportunities to fun and exciting collaborations.</p> Ian Maglines Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 10 15 Perceived importance and level of mathematical skills among math and non-math major students in mathematics in the modern world https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/213 <p align="justify">The study assessed the extent of skills acquired by the mathematics and non-mathematics major students to the new general education course, MMW. Specifically, this study investigated the significance of the difference between the levels of mathematical skills and perceived important mathematical skills of the students for career success. Likewise, the correlation between perceived acquired mathematical skills and important mathematical skills in MMW. A descriptive research design, comparative, and correlational methods of analysis were utilized. Data were collected using a survey questionnaire with prior validation and reliability measurements. A random of 134 teacher education students were selected. The results revealed that the overall level of mathematical skills in the MMW of the mathematics major students was very good, while Good for the non-mathematics major students. On the other hand, the mathematics major students perceived the skills acquired in the MMW as very important for career success for a moderately important perception of the non-mathematics major students. A statistical significance of the difference was obtained between the level of mathematical skills (<em>t = </em>7.69, <em>p</em> = 0.001), and the perceived importance of skills (<em>t</em> = 4.65, <em>p</em> = 0.001) between the group of students. A significance of the relationship was found between student’s perceive important mathematical skills and perceived level of mathematical skills (r=0.421; p=0.001). It is recommended that the teacher education department faculty members should continue improving and strengthening its quality of instruction to increase the level of mathematical skills of the mathematics major students from very good to excellence, and good to excellence for the non-mathematics major students. Maximize the teaching motivation and learning motivation of the non-mathematics major students to increase their perception of the importance of mathematical skills from moderately important to very important.</p> Eduardo Edu Cornillez Jr. Ledeza Jordan Joe Marie Yocte Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 16 28 Factors influencing career preference of junior high school students for senior high school study https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/210 <p style="text-align: justify;">Choosing a senior high school career or tracks to pursue is one of the most challenging decision any junior high school student may undertake. As a response, the objectives of this research were to investigate junior high school student's career preferences for senior high school studies, as well as the determinants that may influence their career selection. Using a stratified random sample technique, a total of one hundred sixty-six students were chosen at random. To quantify the influence of the indicated career selection determinants on students' career preferences, the researchers used a descriptive and predictive correlational research design. The required data was gathered using a standardized survey questionnaire. Personality, parents, job opportunities, and interest were found to be statistically significant in influencing and predicting students' career preferences, out of the five career selection determinants. In the model, only the peer component (LRT p-value = 0.110) was shown to be statistically insignificant. Among the career selection determinants, the variable interest was found to have the strongest influence on students' course preferences. It can be inferred that diverse career selection factors have statistically significant effects on students' senior high school career choices. Since students' preparation in senior high school is crucial to their subsequent studies in tertiary education, or employment after senior high school, the study gives vital inputs for students, parents, and school officials on how to lead and develop their career plans. A similar study may well be conducted using additional course selection characteristics discussed in the study, or this study could be conducted in a different location to corroborate or refute the findings.</p> Brenda Dublin Antonette Logrosa Mary Rose Sosing Eduardo Edu Cornillez Jr Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 29 38 Accounting students’ perception towards efficient teaching behavior and effective classroom management https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/214 <p align="justify">The purpose of this study is to describe the perception of accountancy students towards their instructor’s efficient teaching behavior and effective classroom management in terms of communication and interaction, teacher leadership, and subject content knowledge. A descriptive quantitative research design was employed in the study, where an adopted survey instrument was carried out among the seventy (70) accountancy students of Eastern Visayas State University – Tanauan Campus using total enumeration. The survey tool was uploaded into a Google Form and was disseminated to the respondent’s Facebook group chats. The data gathered was analyzed using various descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentage score. Results revealed that students want their accounting professors to be empathetic and caring, to appreciate and care for their students. Most students, on the other hand, anticipate their professors to be the least unselfish. According to the respondents, accounting professors should be upbeat and teach others how to be enthusiasts, as well as educated in the field of accounting and open to new ideas and advancement. Accounting professors should be specialists in their subjects and should be able to convey topics clearly and simply. Accounting students expect their professors to properly manage the class by regularly monitoring student conduct, announcing class schedules, organizing class flow, and displaying classroom rules and procedures. This study may help teachers in the accounting program improve their teaching behavior and their classroom management.</p> Joshua Salceda Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 39 48 Application of machine learning algorithms in predicting the performance of students in mathematics in the modern world https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/215 <p align="justify">The purpose of this study is to predict the performance of students in mathematics in the modern world using different machine learning algorithms. In this study, multiple linear regression, J48 decision tree algorithm, and Naïve Bayes classification algorithm were implemented to predict the performance of the students in mathematics in the modern world (MMW). This study employed a correlational and predictive research design where secondary data from the records of the teachers in MMW during the academic year 2019-2020 was used. The data are records of 144 education students which are composed of their ratings in attendance, quizzes, recitation, midterm exam, final exam, and their final grade. Results revealed that the majority of the students performed well in the subject having a very good rating. Also, the analysis revealed that ratings in attendance, quizzes, recitation, midterm exam, and final exam have a significant positive relationship with the final grades. Among the five variables, the most influential component to the overall performance of the students is the midterm exam rating. Using the 10-fold cross-validation, prediction models were also generated using Naïve Bayes and J48. Further, the Naïve Bayes algorithm provides better performance for predicting the students’ academic performance in MMW which provided a 73.61% accuracy, followed by the J48 (72.22%), and Multiple Linear Regression with 70.2% accuracy. Lastly, these machine learning models should be employed to improve the learning outcomes of students.</p> Roxan Morilla Raymund Omabe Clariz Jane Tolibas Eduardo Edu Cornillez Jr. Jasten Keneth Treceñe Copyright (c) 2020 TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-12-15 2020-12-15 1 1 49 57