Comparison of Prototyped and Contextualized Learning Module: Basis in Developing Localized Learning Material
Keywords:Comparison, Prototyped and Contextualized Learning Module:, Localized Learning Material
This study compares the performance of grade 10 students in Bangbangolan National High School who utilized prototyped and contextualized learning modules during the conduct of distance learning brought by the pandemic. The study's result became the basis for developing localized learning material that can be used as supplementary material in teaching Science 10 First Quarter Competencies. The study employed a quasi-experimental method to determine the percentage increase in students' performance and to determine the mastery level of students in both learning modules. The materials being used in the study and likewise the localized learning material as the output of this study went through an assessment and evaluation of five (5) experts in the field of science to identify its level of validity and usability. It was found out in the study that students who used contextualized learning modules created a significant difference in the mastery level of first quarter competencies in Science 10 compared to the students who used prototyped learning modules. In addition, there was also a more significant increase in performance for the students who used contextualized modules. In relation to this, localized learning materials were crafted based on the result of the study and the feedback of the evaluators. The localized learning material, which became the output of the study, remarked with high validity in terms of content and very high usability in terms of its learn ability. Students who utilized contextualized learning modules showed a better understanding of the competencies than those who used prototyped learning modules. Therefore, contextualized learning materials provide relevant and experienced-based learning for the students. Students who utilized contextualized learning modules created higher mastery on the first quarter competencies than those who used prototyped learning modules. Therefore, the activities in the contextualized learning materials offered higher retention of competencies for the students. As an output of the study, the evaluated localized learning material offers relevant and higher-order thinking activities that will help students improve their performance and increase their mastery level of the subject matter.