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Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19

Aquademia, 2020, 4(2), ep20024, https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444
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ABSTRACT

The novel coronavirus has forced the closure of schools and universities among countries with COVID-19 cases. Such move has reshaped the contour of education by shifting from face-to-face instruction to full online learning or flexible learning. Among the latter modalities of instruction, flexible learning (FL) appears to be the most practical because it lacks restriction of time, place, and pace of study. This study then aimed to explore the effectiveness of FL as an instructional modality in environmental science course following the action research method. In particular, perception on FL and environmental attitudes were evaluated at the end of the course. Results revealed that FL promotes authentic learning, active learning, and student autonomy. In terms of environmental attitudes, there maybe contrasting views in environmental issues presented to them but their views were anchored on their readings suggesting that the students read the course materials even without the presence of the teachers.

KEYWORDS

action research COVID-19 environmental attitude flexible learning reflective practice

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Cortes, S. T. (2020). Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19. Aquademia, 4(2), ep20024. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444
Harvard
Cortes, S. T. (2020). Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19. Aquademia, 4(2), ep20024. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444
Vancouver
Cortes ST. Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19. AQUADEMIA. 2020;4(2):ep20024. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444
AMA
Cortes ST. Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19. AQUADEMIA. 2020;4(2), ep20024. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444
Chicago
Cortes, Sylvester Tan. "Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19". Aquademia 2020 4 no. 2 (2020): ep20024. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444
MLA
Cortes, Sylvester Tan "Flexible Learning as an Instructional Modality in Environmental Science Course during COVID-19". Aquademia, vol. 4, no. 2, 2020, ep20024. https://doi.org/10.29333/aquademia/8444

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