NatPro LabPro: Development and Evaluation of Innovative Laboratory Package in Science (74591)

Session Information: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Session Chair: Suhaizal Hashim

Thursday, 23 November 2023 11:45
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Challenges in teaching science necessitate innovation – developing new methods and materials to ensure the best learning experiences for students. The study aimed to develop and evaluate the innovative laboratory package in science (ILPS) intended for science investigatory/capstone projects in natural product screening. The study adopted the developmental research design and followed ASSURE model of instructional systems design anchored on the constructivist theory. The study revealed that the least common laboratory analyses/tests used by students and teachers in conducting science investigatory/capstone projects in natural products were basic pharmacological-toxicological, antioxidant, and cytotoxic assays of plant extract, respectively. The availability of laboratory materials and financial support were moderately challenging for participants. Laboratory analysts validated the ILPS as outstanding, and STEM teachers' evaluation of the ILPS in content, structure, coherence, learning activities, usefulness, general appearance and organization, and innovativeness is outstanding. For the teachers' experience in using the ILPS, the following themes were gleaned from their responses: (a) new, meaningful and engaging experience; (b) learning opportunities that promote critical thinking and scientific attitude; (c) easy and flexible experiments; (d) practical tasks that equip students with new scientific skills; (e) cost-effective instructional innovation. The ILPS has the potential to facilitate science investigatory/capstone projects and develop students' and teachers' research expertise in plant screening. Curricularists may use the study's findings to create innovative learning resources and prioritize curricula innovations.

Ricky Acanto, Carlos Hilado Memorial State University, Philippines
Ignacio Jr. Tibajares, West Visayas State University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Ricky Acanto is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Carlos Hilado Memorial State University in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00