HomeTIP Research Journal Manilavol. 4 no. 1 (2007)

Effectiveness of a Module in the Teaching of Selected Topics in Engineering Physics I

Ofelia B. Chua | Edna L. Jacinto | Vilma G. Santos

Discipline: Physics, Education, Study and Teaching



The common dilemma that students in general engineering course experience is the difficulty in adjusting to college life, in general and in physics subject in particular.  That is why modular form of instruction collaborated by the latest technology is one of the practices developed nowadays to bridge the gap of students’ difficulty in Physics.

The aim of the study was to find out if the modular form of instruction facilitated by technology in physics for students in general engineering meets the needs of the students with low mathematical competency in high school. In the modern university system among countries in the world, increased emphasis is being placed on improving the quality of teaching and learning.  The study was undertaken to develop a user-friendly module software that would facilitate comparability across modules, to assess the effectiveness of a module in teaching Physics I and to evaluate if there is a significant difference in the students’ performance in the pretest and posttest results of both experimental and control groups and posttest performance results between the control and experimental groups.

This research work utilized the descriptive and experimental types of research to assess the modules in selected topics in Physics 1 while the purposive method of gathering samples was used.