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Distance Learning Landscape in Bulan Districts

Bobby S. Albor, Ana Cristina Gatchalian-Fortes and Mary Rose Ivy Delumen-Albor

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Albor, B.S., Gatchalian-Fortes, A.C. and Delumen-Albor, M.R.I., 2021. Distance Learning Landscape in Bulan Districts. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 2(7), pp.90-100.

Abstract

Modular Learning Delivery is one of the prime modes of education delivery in the world today as imposed by the new normal trend in the society. Every aspect of learning is now faced with the fact that attending school via physical classroom today is not possible. Most especially, English teachers in the new normal setting face the new challenge of adapting and adopting different distance education teaching strategies to fit in today’s education setting. This study determined the modular learning delivery of English teachers in distance learning landscape in Bulan, Sorsogon during the school year 2020-2021. It utilized a descriptive- qualitative research designs. Audio-recorded interviews were transcribed and underwent conventional content analysis to identify categorical themes to achieve the goal of this research. It was found that some strategies used by English teachers to implement distance learning are modular teaching, home-based reading intervention, creating social media accounts, home visits, conducting limited face-to-face to low risk areas, training parents to be para-teachers and learning support system with sub-categories, namely: scaffolding, feedback and counselling. The challenges they encountered include health conditions of the teachers, weather condition, issues on printed modules, home situations and parents’ educational background, expenses on reproducing, distributing and retrieval of the printed modules, and teachers’ lack of training in the conduct of the distance learning delivery modality. There are relevant and significant practices to apply different strategies to implement language learning amidst pandemic. Teachers have to be skilful in choosing the right strategies to use and consider some relevant factors will affect language learning. Challenges are likewise encountered and teachers may address them appropriately to overcome the burdens that they confront in conducting modular learning and ensure a success in the learning continuity that the DepEd is aiming for Filipino learners. Further researches on the different issues prevailing the education system in the country today may be conducted.

Keywords: Distance Learning Landscape; Modular Learning Delivery; Strategies Used by English Teachers, Challenges Encountered

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