Bicol University R&D Journal

Official Refereed Journal of Bicol University

4500 Legazpi City,Philippines

Print ISSN: 0016-4139       Online ISSN: 2719-082X

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August 2023

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  • Education
    Effectiveness of the Environmental Education Program in Enhancing Awareness, Comprehension, and Competence of the Middle-school Children of Bicol University
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:The study assessed the effectiveness of Environmental Education (EE) in enhancing the awareness, comprehension, and competence of middle-school children's EE skills in Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School, Daraga Albay, Philippines. The developmental-descriptive-evaluative research method was used alongside quantitative and qualitative approaches involving 36 Grade 6 pupils, 10 faculty members randomly selected, and one administrator. Results revealed that the child...

    Authors: Epifania B. Nuñez, Helen M. Llenaresas

    Keywords: environment, education, environmental concepts and principles, practice

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Policy Studies
    Perceptions of Fishermen Households on a Community-based Coastal Resource Management Area: The Case of Asid Gulf, Masbate, Philippines
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:This study analyzed the perceptions of fishermen households on fishery resources, the effectiveness of coastal resource management (CRM), and the enforcement of fishery regulations. Face-to-face structured interviews were conducted with 257 sample households within the five municipalities facing the Asid Gulf, Masbate, Philippines. Fishers perceived lower current fish abundance and smaller fish size compared to five years ago. These observations are signs of a lack of effective management of fis...

    Authors: Emmanuel M. Preña, Cherrylyn P. Labayo

    Keywords: Asid Gulf, coastal resource management, fishers’ perception

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Health
    Common Signs and Symptoms of Non-Communicable Diseases Experienced and Diagnosed among Bicol University Teaching Personnel
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:As the Bicol University (BU) teaching personnel commit in doing their jobs, they sometimes take their health for granted. Some would suffer from ill-health and experience signs and symptoms, others would develop non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This study then determined the common signs and symptoms experienced by the BU teaching workforce, and the NCDs and other ailments they are diagnosed with. It also determined preventive measures that may help promote healthy lifestyle. This is a descript...

    Authors: Maria Della C. Rañeses

    Keywords: Common Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosed Non-Communicable Diseases, Healthy Teaching Workforce, Promote Healthy Lifestyle

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Language
    Difficulties in Learning Japanese as a Foreign Language: The Case of Filipino Learners
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:This quantitative research study discusses the specific challenges in learning Nihongo as a foreign language, which was drawn from a sample of 481 randomly selected Filipino college students from 18 Nihongo classes offered at a state university. This study utilized a modified questionnaire. Data were statistically analyzed using mean, frequency, and percentage distribution. Findings revealed that limited Nihongo vocabulary and lack of cultural context of presented materials cause minimal retenti...

    Authors: Sherrilyn B. Quintos

    Keywords: Filipino student, listening and comprehension, Nihongo, reading, speaking, writing

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Education
    Educational Outcomes from Learning Physics Through Guided Inquiry
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:Educational Outcomes from Learning Physics Through Guided This descriptive research, which employed quantitative and qualitative methods, aimed to determine the educational outcomes of guided inquiry lessons in Physics in terms of the following: improvement of students’ inquiry skills, enhancement in scientific attitude, and the ability of students to connect the concepts to reallife experiences. Likewise, it described the students’ meaningful learning experiences during the conduct of the ...

    Authors: Shiela I. Arroco

    Keywords: guided-inquiry, Inquiry-based learning, inquiry skills, meaningful learning, real-life connection, scientific attitude

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Education
    Effects of Teaching through Problem-Solving (TtPS) on Students’ Metacognition and Academic Performance
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:This research investigated the effects of teaching through problem-solving on students’ metacognitive processes, metacognitive awareness and academic performance in mathematics through one group pretestposttest pre-experimental design. The subjects consisted of an entire class composed of 17 Grade 11 students in one public school in Albay, Philippines. Data were gathered through a test, metacognitive awareness inventory, interview, journal entries and observation. These were analyzed with the...

    Authors: Joan B. Sionicio, Leonilla B. Barbacena

    Keywords: effect size, learning, metacognition, problem-solving, teaching

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Fisheries
    Physics Principles Gleaned from the Indigenous Fishing Practices of Fisherfolks in Santo Domingo, Albay, Philippines
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:This study used ethnography through direct field observation and immersion, interviews and described the principles of physics as manifested in the fishing practices of the fisherfolks of coastal barangays in Sto. Domingo, Albay. The objective of the study is to identify the indigenous fishing practices and the related physics concepts. The indigenous fishing practices of fishermen that have Physics applications are: Paghikot (net fishing): net fishing by walking and net fishing with the use of ...

    Authors: Al B. Besmonte, Lorna M. Miña

    Keywords: Fishing Techniques, Indigenous Science, Physics

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Education
    Enhancing the Academic Experiences of Internationally Mobile Students: The Philippine Experience
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:With the increasing trend in international student mobility at the dawn of the ASEAN Integration 2015, higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines started preparing and enacting new policies and structural reforms. Integrated into the process of establishing a university's framework for internationalization, benchmarking had emerged as one of the measures for institutions to learn from each other. These perspectives provided the impetus for this research. This qualitative and explora...

    Authors: Marcia Corazon P. Rico, Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio, Helen M. Llenaresas, Gelli Ann D. Bongais, Maria Cienna Jacucian

    Keywords: Higher Education, Internationalization, Student Mobility, Student Services

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Literature
    Unfolding the Tres Marias of Bataan, Philippines
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:The study emanates from the initial retrieval and documentation of Bataan literature previously conducted by the researchers. The data-gathering process has resurfaced the outstanding contributions of three homegrown lady writers whose works are preserved by digitized online libraries worldwide aside from the National and university libraries. The research framework affirmed that Hilaria Labog (1890- 1962), Rosalia Aguinaldo (1892-1962), and Nieves Baens-del Rosario (1902-1986) have produced vol...

    Authors: Loida L. Garcia, Lorna Roldan, Vonhoepper N. Ferrer

    Keywords: fictionists, Filipinnovation, homegrown, humanities, retrieval

    Year Published: 2021

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  • Teacher Education
    Exemplars of Higher Education Teaching in the Bicol University College of Education, Philippines
    Vol. 24, Issue 2, 2021

    Abstract:The study explored teaching strategies in the tertiary level of Bicol University College of Education faculty and provided exemplars of higher education teaching. Classroom observations using validated instructional monitoring tool, interviews, and narratives through the teaching exemplar template were utilized to identify the instructional moves indicators used in the exemplar teaching strategies. The highly evident and frequently used instructional actions in the participants’ strategies are...

    Authors: Renelyn E. Bautista

    Keywords: approaches, education, instruction, instructional practices, teaching practices

    Year Published: 2021

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