Creative Writing Curriculum in the Selected Senior High Schools in the Division of Quezon: A Groundwork for a Teaching Guide
Keywords:Assessment , Creative Writing, Curriculum Guide, Groundwork, Teaching Guide
The study assessed the level of effectiveness of Creative Writing Curriculum Guide used by teachers of senior high school in the Division of Quezon. Specifically, the study assessed the level of effectiveness of Creative Writing Curriculum Guide in terms of: Content Standard, Performance Standard and Learning Competency. The study used descriptive research design in the presentation of the findings of the study and purposive sampling in the selection of the respondents. There were 30 senior high school teacher-respondents from the selected National Senior High Schools. Although the findings show that the respondent’s assessments on the Creative Writing Curriculum Guide in terms of content standard, performance standards and learning competencies were Moderately Effective, there is still a need for improvement in the performance standards based on the general weighted mean. The finding shows that majority of the senior high school students, 532 or 43.04% obtained Satisfactory performance. From the interview, the following challengers emerged: Inappropriate Activities/Task, Learning Material Not Fitting/Confusing, Limited Time, No Teacher’s Guide, Lack of Laboratory Rooms, Wi-Fi and Library, Ratio of Teachers with Students, and No monitoring of implementation. There was significant relationship between teachers’ strategies in Teaching Creative Writing and content standards, performance standards and learning competency. Based on these, the following are recommended: Strict monitoring on the implementation of the curriculum guide be made to address the needs of the teachers and the students. The authority can use the findings of this study to determine further improvement in teaching Creative Writing and develop the learning competencies of the students as well as improving teacher’s performance. The proposed Creative Writing Teaching Guide can be a great help for teachers in meeting the challenges in teaching creative writing.
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