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Year 2024, Volume: 25 Issue: 1, 1 - 19, 01.01.2024
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1250522

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GOTTA CATCH’ EM ALL: UTILIZATION OF IMPROVISED INSECT TRAPS AS HOME-BASED BIOLOGY EXPERIMENT FOR INSECT TAXONOMY

Year 2024, Volume: 25 Issue: 1, 1 - 19, 01.01.2024
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1250522

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Classifying, naming, and identifying insects have been complicated topics among science teachers and students. This problem is due to the highly technical collection protocols, safekeeping procedures, the unavailability of appropriate learning resources, and the closure of school laboratories and facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the remote learning setup, this study utilized Improvised Insect Traps (IITs) to provide an authentic learning experience in teaching and learning insect taxonomy at home. The study aimed to determine the effects of using IITs on students’ self-efficacy beliefs and perceived levels of engagement. In this quasi-experimental study, 42 students designed and developed their improvised insect traps. Insect collection and classification were accomplished within four weeks. A 20-item validated survey questionnaire on self-efficacy and engagement levels was administered via Google Forms. Students’ feedback was gathered using virtual focus group discussions and open-ended questions. Results revealed that IITs effectively improved students’ self-efficacy beliefs (Z=0.033, p-value=0.022, g=0.68), while no improvement was noted in students’ perceived levels of engagement (Z=0.143, p-value=0.188, g=0.07) in teaching and learning insect taxonomy. Moreover, students’ feedback and responses were classified as Affordances or Constraints. Subthemes such as motivation, satisfaction, authentic learning, safety, and parental involvement were generated in the thematic analysis. Overall, this study found that the IITs activity is relevant in teaching insect taxonomy and delivering practical learning experiences among students in a distance learning modality.

References

  • Ainscough, L., Foulis, E., Colthorpe, K., Zimbardi, K., Robertson-Dean, M., Chunduri, P., & Lluka, L. (2016). Changes in Biology Self-Efficacy during a First-Year University Course. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-04-0092 Arcidiacono, C., Grimaldi, D., Di Martino, S., and Procentese, F. (2016). Participatory visual methods in the ‘Psychology loves Porta Capuana’ project. Act. Res. 14, 376–392. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750315626502
  • Axboe, M.K., Christensen, K.S., Kofoed, PE. et al. Development and validation of a self-efficacy questionnaire (SE-12) measuring the clinical communication skills of health care professionals. BMC Med Educ 16, 272 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-016-0798-7 Azila-Gbettor E., Mensah C., Abiemo M.K., & Bokor M., (2021) Predicting student engagement from self-efficacy and autonomous motivation: A cross-sectional study, Cogent Education, 8:1, https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2021.1942638
  • Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological review, 84(2), 191.
  • Boulton, C. A., Hughes, E., Kent, C., Smith, J. R., & Williams, H. T. P. (2019). Student engagement and well-being over time at a higher education institution. PloS one, 14(11), e0225770. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225770
  • Braun, V. & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77-101.
  • Brydon-Miller, M., Prudente, M., & Aguja, S. (2017). Lighting a spark, seeing the light: educational action research as transformative practice. SAGE Publications Ltd, https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781473983953.n22

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Primary Language English
Subjects Lifelong learning
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Dave Arthur R. ROBLEDO 0000-0003-4035-2791

Socorro E. AGUJA 0000-0001-7002-4655

Maricar S. PRUDENTE 0000-0003-1156-0380

Publication Date January 1, 2024
Submission Date February 15, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2024 Volume: 25 Issue: 1

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APA ROBLEDO, D. A. R., AGUJA, S. E., & PRUDENTE, M. S. (2024). GOTTA CATCH’ EM ALL: UTILIZATION OF IMPROVISED INSECT TRAPS AS HOME-BASED BIOLOGY EXPERIMENT FOR INSECT TAXONOMY. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 25(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1250522