Since the occurrence of the global pandemic in March 2020, state and private universities around Metro Manila sought to maximize the utilization of an online learning management system. A shift to mandatory remote learning tapered classes from eighteen-weeks of a semester to nine-weeks of a mini-term, which required careful planning, including the fundamentals of the course to be offered, and how students can gain knowledge. Transition to online teaching and learning brought about considerable adaptations, one of which is assimilating a course in Pedagogy through asynchronous and synchronous collaborations. The purpose of this study is to put forward a constructive analysis of how college students develop approaches to learning Pedagogy, albeit the short span of nine-weeks of completing the online course. The main question that frames this study is as follows: How do college students effectively assimilate the essential approaches in Pedagogy through online learning? This study will (1) investigate the characteristics of transitioning to online learning at the college level; (2) identify the important topics in Pedagogy; and (3) consider learning methods for effective assimilation of concepts in Pedagogy through the online platform. A descriptive case study will be carried out in a private Philippine university among MA Humanities students enrolled in an online Pedagogy course during the academic year 2021-2022. Learning materials will be documented, processed, and analyzed to determine the learning growth that transpires, and its relevance in online learning amidst the pandemic. Emergent outcomes that will be derived from the data will be presented, as well as recommendations for analogous and future study. This research hopes to promote mindful teaching and learning in an online environment, as well as consider the needs of students and faculty in this age of digital literacy.

Author: Maria Jesusa Carina D. Aunario

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0010
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada