Guided discovery approach improves learners’ test scores in Science

La Paz National High School, Iloilo City, Philippines

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This quasi-experimental research determined the effectiveness of guided discovery and conventional approaches on learners’ test scores in Grade 8 Science at La Paz National High School, La Paz, Iloilo City during the school year 2017-2018.The research instrument used in this study was a researcher-made test which was validated, reliability tested and item analyzed. The statistical tools employed were the mean, standard deviation, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test and Mann-Whitney U test using SPSS (Statistical Packages for Social Sciences). The statistical significance was set at 0.05. The results of the study showed that students have average science test score before using the guided discovery approach but after the intervention students attained above average test score in science. A significant difference was also noted in the students’ post test scores. Hence, guided discovery approach is more effective in increasing students’ test score in science compared to conventional approach.

Keywords: Science education, Guided Discovery Approach, Quasi-Experimental Research, Central Philippines


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