• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 11, Pages: 1248-1258

Original Article

Integrating arts in the basic science curriculum: in the context of local marine resources in the Visayan sea

Received Date:13 February 2020, Accepted Date:16 March 2020, Published Date:21 March 2020


Purpose: The research aims to create visual aids from recycled materials in the context of marine resources in science pedagogy in the K 12 Basic Education Program in the Philippines. Methods: The researchers identified various local resources in the area and created visual aids. The purposively selected science experts in Northern Iloilo evaluated the finished product using a checklist. They were interviewed and their feedback was analyzed. Determination of the lessons to which the visual aids can be integrated was done. The percentage in the checklist was determined, and visual aids were ranked based on the output. Findings/application: The most abundant marine resources in the area are mangrove, fishes, corals, and seagrasses because it is located within the vicinity of the Visayan Sea. The finished output was called `Mangrovy Kind of Love', `Fish Bowl', `Corals: Bleaching No More', and `Grasses on the Sea'. The four outputs were original but experts in marine resources were consulted to determine the exact parts and basic features of every organism. Also, the local, English, and scientific names were included in the outputs. Based on the evaluations, the outputs have great potential as instructional materials in teaching science but need some improvement. The four identified local marine resources are part of the basic science curriculum. But, these creative outputs can be used specifically in grades 4, 5, 6, and 8. The experts also requested that the researchers will create instructional materials to see how these innovations will be incorporated into the science pedagogy. The comments and suggestions were incorporated to make the final outputs more interesting to the learners. 3.1 Thus, integrating arts in the STEM curriculum can help the current situation of the Philippine education system. Teachers must be imaginative to invent attention-grabbing materials to lift students' interest in science.

Keywords: Visual Aids; Basic Education; Science Curriculum; Visayan Sea; Marine Resources


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