The Use of Culture-Based Module Integrating Folk Hunting Practices in Cagraray Island, Philippines for Teaching Biodiversity


  • Michael B. Bibon Cawayan National High School, (SDO-Albay), Legazpi City, Department of Education, Philippines


Culture-Based Education, Cagraray island, Hunting; Inclusive Education, Biodiversity, Modules


Students assimilate learning when they see strong connection between their prior knowledge and the new information. The trend of culture-based education is grounded on the practices of inclusive education where students must feel the sense of belonging inside the classroom by using their cognitive structure, their culture, as a medium for instruction. Founded on the existing accounts in the literature, this study aims to use the developed culture-based module integrating folk hunting practices of Cagraray island, Philippines for teaching Biodiversity. It was implemented to 2 Grade 9 sections through quasi-experimental design at Cawayan National High School. The data revealed significantly higher scores in experimental group (p<0.05) than the control group indicating effectiveness of the developed culture-based module vis-à-vis the module prescribed by Department of Education (DepEd). Likewise, positive attitude was developed for culture-based learning in the experimental group. An educational framework culled from the findings of the study suggested the need to incorporate activities that produce concrete evidences to calibrate motivation, scaffold learning, and correct misconceptions. The study concluded the efficacy of culture-based module in developing students’ conceptual understanding and attitude for learning. It is recommended to venture on other facets of culture with relevance and entry points in lesson development across fields of learning.


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How to Cite

Michael B. Bibon. (2020). The Use of Culture-Based Module Integrating Folk Hunting Practices in Cagraray Island, Philippines for Teaching Biodiversity. International Journal of Formal Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends, 8(01), 13–26. Retrieved from