AQUADEMIA

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2021

Research Article
Solid Waste Management Awareness and Practices among Senior High School Students in a State College in Zamboanga City, Philippines
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21001, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/9579
ABSTRACT: Solid waste management is one of the challenges faced by many countries. Poor solid waste management will lead to various problems in health, environment and socio-economic aspects. Since, educational institution is an agent of change and through R.A. No. 9003, solid waste management concepts are being integrated in science education. In this study, descriptive – quantitative approach was utilized using the researcher made instrument - Solid Waste Management Awareness and Practices Questionnaire (SWMAPQ). A total of 332 Grade 12 students participated in the study from a State College, of which 68 are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students, 166 are Technical Vocational Livelihood (TVL) students and 98 are General Academic Strand (GAS) students. Result shows that students have enough knowledge in terms on definition of solid waste, effect of improper solid waste disposal, solid waste prohibited activities, school initiatives towards solid waste, importance of solid waste management and students’ responsibilities. However, students have low knowledge on the different laws relevant to solid waste management. Television or radio, parents and social media are the sources of these awareness. The result also shows that students have good solid waste management practices in terms on segregation, reduction, reuse, recycle and disposal.
Research Article
COVID-19 and the Digital Ecosystem: Using a Mobile App to Connect a Rural Community
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21002, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/9580
ABSTRACT: The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease in 2019 disrupted every aspect of human life, threatening the world’s public health system. Most countries accelerated their transition to digital technologies that support healthcare, social activities, learning, and shopping to minimise these disruptions. As COVID-19 propels nations towards the digital economy, epitomising the data age, the digital divide will be more pronounced even within the same country. The transition to the digital space has exposed Africa’s infrastructural deficiencies. Zimbabwe’s rural communities have limited access to information related to COVID-19 due to the unavailability of radio and television reception. In light of limited access to radio, television, and newspaper by rural communities, the study sought to develop a mobile app that can enhance access to information related to COVID-19. The Information System Development Methodology and agile software design principles guided the development of the app. The evaluation results show positive feedback regarding the usefulness and utility of the app. The findings indicate that the participants found the app very easy to remember, easy to learn, and perceived that it satisfied their information access needs. The results can be useful in improving the deployment of digital health solutions targeting rural and remote communities.
Research Article
Disaster Awareness and Level of Compliance to Disaster Programs in a Highly Urbanized City
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21003, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/9581
ABSTRACT: Disaster is an event that shapes our future. During a disaster, it affects lives, infrastructures, livestock and produce, and we can only adapt to it. The aim of this study is to analyze disaster awareness and level of compliance to disaster programs of selected individuals in a highly urbanized city in Central Luzon, Philippines. The study made use of a descriptive-correlational design. One hundred five (105) individuals took part in the survey using a convenience-sampling technique. This study used an adapted and modified instrument for the survey. For the statistical treatment, the researcher used SPSS 20 in computing the data gathered. Results show that the respondents are aware of disaster but in terms of level of compliance, they answered moderately complied. In addition, there are significant differences in disaster awareness and level of compliance with disaster programs when grouped according to location and the number of family members. Last, there is a relationship between the locations, disaster awareness and compliance level on disaster programs in the study. Based on the results of the study, the researcher recommended pertinent ideas and concepts for improved compliance with disaster programs.
Research Article
The Role of “Medical Social Worker” in Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21004, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/9610
ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular system is relating to the circulatory system of human body, which comprises the heart and blood vessels and carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues of the body and removes carbon dioxide and other wastes from them. It plays an important role in helping the human body to meet the demands of activity, exercise, including maintains body temperature and stress. Captivatingly, by reason of some dysfunctional in body function lead to cardiovascular disease that especially involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can make cause to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke too. And Cardiothoracic Vascular surgery is related with surgery of thorax which entails with great complications somehow. Work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those people in a community suffering from any disease that personnel factually Social worker particularly who engage in medical practice. Supplementary, Medical Social Worker can perform their appreciable role in pre-operative stage, at operative stage, post-operative stage, at managing post-operative outcomes and notwithstanding retraction in pre-position of thoracic surgery of patient who unusually effected from cardiovascular disease. In this paper attempt has been made to analyses role of Social Worker in thoracic surgery. The present paper has been portrayed in two parts, parts one related with general description and part II related with specialized approach.
Research Article
Online Education during COVID-19 in Bangladesh: University Teachers’ Perspective
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21005, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/9611
ABSTRACT: In Bangladesh like the other nations around the world educational sector is highly affected by COVID-19. During this lockdown teachers may help their students to minimize the educational gap. An online survey was conducted from 30 July to 24 September 2020 to collect the information from teacher of different public and private universities. Descriptive statistics was used to find their perceptions about online education, and problems faced related to e-learning. About 88.5% of the participants take online classes during the pandemic among them majority (91.3%) of them were staying at home and continue their online educational support to the students. They may face some problem during the online classes and poor internet connection (69.31%) and lack of logistic support (19.13%) were the main problem they faced. Very few (1.4%) of them think the process are not helping the students to overcome the educational gap. This study will helpful for government and the educational authority to find the overall scenario of online education during lockdown from teachers’ point view.
Literature Review
How to Plan Lessons in the New Normal Education: A Reintroduction to Selected Instructional Design Processes
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21006, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/10807
ABSTRACT: Amid the continuing risks posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, teachers are in a state of a predicament as schools have reopened. A problem that has been often raised is how to plan the lessons in the context of ‘new normal’ education. The answer lies in some extant instructional design processes which may have not only been given purposeful attention since the past up to the recent scholarly discussions. Thus, this article reintroduces these selected instructional design processes that may assist the teachers in planning their lessons in the new normal education. The researcher discusses unpacking the curriculum standards, designing the events of instruction, selecting instructional materials, and using constructive alignment. These selected instructional design processes are expected to bring about better responses, thus improve the current work of the teachers in the field amid the tough period.
Research Article
COVID-19 Lockdown and Physical Activity: How Do Sexes React?
Aquademia, 2021, 5(1), ep21007, https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/10808
ABSTRACT: According to the World Health Organization, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns about increased panic and increased anxiety in people who are trapped in either a real or a theoretical coronavirus threat. This preliminary study aimed to investigate how adults cope with a pandemic lockdown concerning Physical Activity. The sample consisted of 904 people, 417 men, and 487 women. The participants completed the Greek revised version of the “Planned Behavior Theory” questionnaire. ANOVA analyses revealed that men increased their physical activity involvement but on the contrary, women decreased theirs. Overall, results identified the importance of recording adult intentions for PA in a state/period of incarceration and its important role for the future shaping of health behaviors.