Activity-based Teaching: Its Effects on the Student Performance in Economics Subject of Agusan National High School, Philippines

Gladys L. Lagura


This study was undertaken to determine the effects of activity-based teaching on the performance in economics of high school students of Agusan National High School. Specifically, this study sought to investigate the effects of activity-based teaching-learning modalities like the game show, quiz bee, talk show, drama and musikahan to the performance of the learners towards economics. There were 168 respondents selected through lottery method of the random sampling technique. The research instruments employed in the study consisted of two sets; the first set was the questionnaire for assessing student’s interest, enthusiasm, learned lessons, activities, comprehensiveness, acceptability, and appropriateness of the strategies applied by the teacher, patterned after that of the Philippine Australia Project on Education Teaching Strategies. Pre-test and Post-test were also utilized to test the efficacy of the teaching-learning modalities and to measure the learning of the respondents. The respondents who were subjected to teaching-learning modalities like the game show, quiz bee, talk show, drama and musikahan were able to assess the extent of their satisfaction through the use of the instrument tool. The finding of the study revealed that game show, quiz bee, talk show, drama and musikahan are all very satisfactory as perceived by the respondents. Moreover, when respondents are subjected to different activity-based learning modalities, post-test results revealed that many of the students rose to excellent level as evidenced by the increased of total scores from pre-test to post-test. The data revealed that the respondents had gained knowledge and skills as shown by the increase of their scores from the pre-test to post-test.


activity-based teaching; teaching-learning modalities

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