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      Living Things and their Environment Curriculum in Junior High School: Grade 10 Students’ Perceptions and Experiences on its Pedagogical Appropriateness and Content

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      curriculum, pedagogical appropriateness, LTE content, student perception

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          Abstract: The shifting of the recommended curriculum was legalized by Republic Act 1033 or the Enhanced Basic Education 2013. Unlike in the old curriculum that Biology was tackled in the Second year level, it was changed to Living Things and their Environment (LTE) and was found in all grade levels. The purpose of this study aims to know the perceptions and experiences of the Grade 10 students about the pedagogical appropriateness and content of the LTE curriculum at Manlilisid National High School (MNHS), Javier, Leyte. This study used mixed methods as its research design. Quantitatively, data were gathered using the NSES survey questionnaire, modified into Likert scale tool. It was distributed to 95 students, and the information was collected. Qualitatively, oral interviews and observations were also used to four students of the population. The respondents granted permission to the researcher to use the gathered data. Data were then analyzed using descriptive statistics for quantitative data, and thematic analysis for qualitative data. The results were compared and interpreted. Upon the analysis, various perceptions and experiences of the informant including positive and negative reactions on pedagogy and content were encountered which affect the attainment of the implemented curriculum.

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          1 May 2021
          [1 ] Manlilisid National High School, Javier, Leyte, Philippines

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