International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | Philippines | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Enhancing Science Curriculum in Technical Vocational Education: A Study in the Philippines

Cheryl Ann F. Gicana [3]

Abstract: The Strengthened Technical Vocational Education program is a curriculum specifically followed by secondary technical-vocational schools in the Philippines. Technical Vocational Education (TVE) as a subject contains many competencies that are science-based. Therefore, one of the ways of augmenting students' performance in their TVE subject is to help them improve their science competence. This study aimed at enhancing the science curriculum of the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program of the secondary technical-vocational schools in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Kalibo, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces. Results showed that, in terms of their performance in the National Competency assessment, secondary arts and trades school and secondary fisheries school performed "Satisfactorily", while it was found out that for three consecutive school years secondary technical-vocational schools had "No takers" of the National competency assessment. In addition, it was also revealed that many science-based topics in the TVE subjects were only "Partially mastered" by students while few topics were "Moderately mastered". From the identified least mastered TVE competencies, science topics that were found suited to them were also identified. These science topics included: cell structure and function, human digestion, health and nutrition, spoilage of food, basic personal hygiene practices, electricity, conversion of units, plant classification and morphology, and animal classification and morphology.

Keywords: Technical and Vocational Education, Science Curriculum, Students' performance

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 1927 - 1932

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