Teaching Strategies Utilized by Mathematics Teachers in the 21st-Century
AbstractDue to the increasing demands of the twenty-first century work environment, education system must reflect those skills essential for success. Through the development of the 21st-century standards for teachers and students, the Philippines education system has begun the reform process to initiate change towards addressing these new skills. It is through the introduction of various strategies and innovative materials in the teaching-learning process aligned with the development of the 21st-century skills. This study dealt with the teaching strategies utilized by mathematics teachers in the 21st-century in the Schools Division of Urdaneta City during the S.Y. 2019-2020. A total of one hundred two (102) secondary mathematics teachers of the SDO Urdaneta City served as the respondents. Data were obtained using a researcher-designed questionnaire checklist which was validated by experts in the field. Results showed that the least utilized 21st-century teaching strategy by the mathematics teachers is multimedia-based. Thus, a gamified PowerPoint presentation to support the application of multimedia-based strategy was developed. Interestingly, this study found significant differences in the extent of utilization of the teaching strategies by mathematics teachers across sex and type of school. Moreover, findings revealed that significant relationships exist between the extent of utilization of the teaching strategies by mathematics teachers and the profile variables age, sex, relevant training at the national level, and type of school. It was recommended that Mathematics teachers should be encouraged to utilize the gamified PowerPoint template to supplement the teaching-learning process in Mathematics.
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