HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 2 no. 1 (2012)

Assessment of Service Learning in Ecology Class Using the Orid Model

Bernardo C. Lunar | Marlyn D. Ronsairo



This study was aimed at assessing the students’ perception of their learning experiences as they were exposed to service- learning design in Ecology to conform with the transformative learning framework being employed by the institution. Ecology class is intended for BS Biology and Education students of De La Salle Lipa. It is designed to cover topics such as nature of Ecology; various abiotic and abiotic factors needed for survival; population, communities, ecosystem dynamics and different kinds of ecosystem. The course delivery was lecture blended with Service Learning. This teaching method falls under experiential education, a method in which students were made to learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. In this study, students were made to reflect on the concrete experiences they had as they participated in the various activities of the Project Carbon Neutral and the One million Trees and Beyond Project of the school. Using the ORID Method of Focused Conversation, their experiences were moved to analytical and subjective reasoning.