HomeHelm and Rudder: School of Maritime Affairs Official Research Journalvol. 1 no. 1 (2019)

PERCEIVED BY THEMSELVES AND BY THEIR RESPECTIVE STUDENTS

Felipe L. Café Jr | Chris Edrian Alsol | Oliver D. Ola | Jhonnel C. Orillos | Kim Kelvin R. Santos

 

Abstract:

This study is all about knowing the effectiveness of the teaching strategies of the Marine Engineering Laboratory Instructors of Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS) and its effects to the academic achievement and performance of their respective students through the use of conducting a survey. A survey questionnaire was used in assessing the effectiveness of the teaching strategies of the Marine Engineering Instructors of AIMS. In assessing the effectiveness of the Marine Engineering Instructors’ teaching strategies, the perception of the Marine Engineering Instructors themselves was sought and also the perception of their respective students was also sought. This study was done in order for the school to have a concrete basis of Maritime Instructors efficiency and effectiveness and give them more trainings or seminars to improve their teaching performance. For the Maritime Instructors, to know their weaknesses and strength to perform as educators, for the students, to enhance their awareness and understanding of their teachers’ performance. It was found that majority of the respondents-instructors were male comprised 80% (4) of the respondents and one female comprised 20% (1) of the respondents. In the student-respondent, majority of them were male comprised 99.34% (150) of the respondents and one female comprised .66% (1) of the respondents. The instructor-respondent perceived themselves mostly as experts, use formal authority, and personal models. Respondent-students in general perceived that mostly, their instructors are experts, use formal authority and are personal models. The mean academic performance of the student respondents is 84.11 with a standard deviation of 2.91. The t-test revealed that there is a significant difference in the teaching strategies of the instructors as perceived by the students and the instructors themselves. The significance of the findings is that both sides (the instructors and the respective students) will be aware of the differences of how they see the teaching strategies used by the instructors. Instructors will have the idea of what is needed to be change in their teaching strategies and what must be kept or what must remain in their teaching strategies in order for them to remain effective as lecturers and educators. Both sides will be able to adjust to each other and have the appropriate actions to become better lecturer and learner and to become more successful in their academic lives and careers.