HomeInternational Journal of Multidisciplinary: Applied Business and Education Researchvol. 3 no. 8 (2022)

Lesson Preparation Practices of Pre-service High School Science Teachers: Implications to Science Education

Marites J. Yacap



Teacher preparation is a vital factor in the development of effective future teachers. As such, this study tried to determine the pre-service teachers’ lesson preparation practices in one of the Teacher Educa- tion Institutions in the Philippines and provided descriptions of their practice teaching experiences particularly on lesson planning/prepa- ration. Quantitative and qualitative methods of research were used wherein data were gathered through questionnaires, documentary analysis and semi-structured interviews. Results revealed that the pre-service science teachers followed the systematic method of les- son preparation with the use of detailed lesson plans. Their lesson preparation practices are good and they are already prepared to face and hurdle the task of a real classroom teacher. Despite these, there are still aspects in lesson preparation that needs to be further devel- oped like the formulation of affective domain objectives as well as the selection of appropriate motivational and assessment techniques. To further develop the pre-service program for science education, the study recommends that Teacher Education Institutions continue to design programs and activities regarding pre-service teachers’ devel- opment not only in science but also in other subject areas to enhance their lesson planning skills.