Outcomes-Based Instruction in Social Science 1 for Senior High School

  • Limuel J. Abelgas


Based on Department of Education’s achievement test data, the national mean percentage scores of the students in Social Studies have been steadily below 70. Since method of teaching could be a determinant in this issue, it is for this reason why this endeavor is created of. This study probed the effectiveness of Traditional and Outcomes-based teaching learning (OBTL) methods in teaching Social Science 1 Understanding Culture, Society and Politics at Cebu Technological University, Main Campus, Cebu City, as basis for a learning packet. This study used the Quasi-Experimental design and the respondents, were selected based on the Social Studies grades they obtained during grade 10, were two sections (21 students per class) of senior high school students, one was exposed to traditional method (Control group) and the other was exposed to the outcomes-based teaching learning method (experimental group). Both groups were given the pre – post test of the 4 sub-topics of the aforementioned mentioned subject, the results were subjected to statistical treatment using weighted mean and correlation. It was found out that both the traditional and OBTL were effective methods in carrying out the lesson objectives. Though both methods had remarkable progress, when traditional and OBTL mean gains were compared, it disclosed that OBTL method had the significant mean gain difference as compared to traditional. This denoted that OBTL method is more effective quantitatively. Thus, it is recommended that Social Science 1 teachers should use Outcomes-based teaching learning method in their daily classroom engagement to maximize the learning outcomes.