Studies in Humanities and Education 2021-06-30T18:27:20+00:00 Taher Open Journal Systems <p>Studies in Humanities and Education (SHE) is a peer reviewed international journal published by Saba Publishing. It is committed to the advancement of scholarly knowledge by encouraging discussion of several branches of the social sciences and humanities. The aim of the journal is to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to share theories, views, research and results in areas of Social Sciences and Education. Articles are published in English.</p> <p><strong>Editor in Chief: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="_5yl5">Dr. Abass </span>Al-Shammari</a></strong><br /><strong>ISSN (online): </strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2709-9563</a><br /><strong>Frequency:</strong> Semiannual</p> The Perception of MSU TESL Practicum Students Towards the Idea of Using English Songs with Written Lyrics in Teaching Vocabulary. 2021-04-18T16:34:15+00:00 Mohammad Ali Al-Saggaf Norhafiza Azween Binti Sumali Mohammed Mohammed Ali Abdulkhaleq <p>Despite the fact that English songs with written lyrics are already familiar in Malaysia, however only a few that recognizes the potential use of the material in teaching vocabulary especially among Malaysian English teachers. The researcher finds it necessary to understand the perception towards the idea of using English songs with written lyrics in teaching vocabulary especially in Malaysian context. This quantitative research aims to identify the MSU TESL practicum students’ perception towards the idea of using English songs with written lyrics in teaching vocabulary and to find out if there is any difference according to gender and program (DTESL/BTESL) in the practicum students’ perception. A total of 164 TESL practicum students are used as the sample in this research where an online questionnaire is distributed to collect data. The results reveal that the practicum students exhibit a positive perception towards the idea of using English songs with written lyrics in teaching vocabulary. No significant difference in perception is found regardless the gender and programs. The findings are hopefully to give significant to the English teachers and the English Language Teaching curriculum developer. Further recommendation is given for a better understanding of the perception.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education Engagement and Satisfaction of Senior High School Teachers and Students during the Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) 2021-04-08T15:54:21+00:00 Juland Salayo Jann Ernest Fesalbon Lorena C. Valerio Rodrigo A. Litao <p>This quantitative study aims to determine teachers' and students' perceptions of engagement and satisfaction during the emergency remote teaching (ERT), together with the significant differences of the variables on the teachers' profiles. Participated by 147 and 409 senior high school teachers and students in a comprehensive Catholic university, it was revealed that the respondents have positively engaged in different virtual lessons and activities. This affirmative participation also gives way to construct online satisfaction among teachers despite few identified circumstances like the students' poor confidence in their learning, the benefits of online teaching and instructional materials, and school authorities' support. Still, teachers' and students' engagement and satisfaction remain different, while teachers' profiles like strand and year in service appear significant to teachers’ satisfaction while age and educational attainment appear significant for both teachers’ engagement and satisfaction. Results further prove that the quality of engagement in a virtual learning environment remains a significant academic issue during the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve pedagogical and learning success<em>.</em> Hence, similar studies on engagement and satisfaction on virtual learning may be conducted using comprehensive tools and methods for a different set of respondents to assess quality instructions and to achieve learning equity.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education Environmental Consumption, Waste Recycling, and Academic Performance among Selected College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic 2021-04-08T15:26:23+00:00 John Mark R. Asio <p>The environment is suffering so much, and yet humanity is still adamant about saving it. This study determines the awareness of environmental consumption, waste recycling, and its relationship to the academic performance of selected college students during the pandemic period of COVID-19. Using a descriptive research design, the researcher used an online survey method to collect the data for the study. With the use of the convenience sampling technique, 192 college students from a local city college responded to the online survey. As for the instrument, the study adopted and modified an existing questionnaire and subjected it to reliability and validity tests, which yielded an acceptable result. Using SPSS 22, results show that college students “often” observe different environmental consumption and waste recycling schemes in school. Their academic performance also is "good" based on their grade point average from their previous semester. Also, the study showed a low positive relationship between environmental consumption, waste recycling, and academic performance. The study concluded that college students still practice appropriate environmental consumption and waste recycling, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the results, the researcher provided some implications for the learning system.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education Level of Language Anxiety in Classroom among Students in a Higher Education Institute in Malaysia 2021-04-04T18:30:05+00:00 Mohammad Ali Al-Saggaf Fatimatul Amirah Najla binti Mohd Zawawi Ali Hadi Al-Aidaros <p>The study aims to identify Higher Education students' level of language anxiety in the classroom. Moreover, the study also investigated the Higher Education Institute students' level of anxiety in each of the components in English language. 236 students from a Higher Education Institute participated in this study. The quantitative method has been used in this study and a set of questionnaire was adapted from FLCAS that was developed by Horwitz et al. (1986). For the finding, the study found that Higher Education Institute students have moderate level of language anxiety. Therefore, the study also revealed that the Higher Education Institute students have a moderate level of language anxiety in the test anxiety component and fear of negative evaluation component. On the other hand, Higher Education Institute students' have a high level of language anxiety in the communication apprehension component. The current study could help future educators to acknowledge more on language anxiety and help educators to find a good solution for these students.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education Internet Connection and Learning Device Availability of College Students: Basis for Institutionalizing Flexible Learning in the New Normal 2021-05-08T19:48:13+00:00 John Mark R. Asio Ediric Gadia Erlinda Abarintos Darwin Paguio Melner Balce <p>Due to the effect of the current pandemic that the world is experiencing, the educational system swiftly remedied the problem of student learning. This study assessed the students' internet connection capability and the availability of learning devices at their homes. The researchers used a descriptive cross-sectional research design with the online survey as the primary tool for data gathering. Using a convenience sampling technique, this study garnered 2,894 responses from students at a local higher education institution in Central Luzon, Philippines. The study used a modified questionnaire and subjected the gathered data to simple statistical analysis. Based on the results of the survey, 70% of the students have internet access at home. On the other hand, smartphone tops the list of the learning devices that is available for learning for students. To conclude, the institution can therefore implement a flexible learning plan for the students especially this time of the pandemic period. In addition, the researchers also suggested some important recommendations in the learning system of the institution.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education Social Media Exposure and Students' Perceptions on Home-Based Tasks Productivity 2021-06-19T19:48:06+00:00 Ryan Kabigting Louise Elaine Jimenez Alessandra Avhril Paner Reelaya Twinkle Mendoza <p class="abstractCxSpFirst">The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the relationship between social media exposure and students' perceptions of home-based task productivity among grade 10 students. The primary tool for gathering information was a survey questionnaire. This was reviewed by one of the English teachers to ensure that it met the research objectives. The statistical tools used in the process of analyzing and interpreting the collected data included mean, frequency count, percentage, and Pearson r. The study found that social media had a significant impact on students in terms of the</p> <p class="abstractCxSpLast">number of hours spent on it, with 5 hours being the most; the majority of respondents answered daily, indicating that social media has become a part of respondents' lives in terms of their observance; the productivity of students in doing home-based schoolwork and social media use throughout the entire afternoon is fairly reliant on social media. As a result, exposure to social media may assist students in completing home-based tasks that require its use for communication.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education Merits And Demerits of Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) Teachers in Using Instructional Resources 2021-06-22T12:23:50+00:00 VENY ROSE GARCIA-ACOJIDO <p>The study elucidates the merits and demerits or strengths and weaknesses in using the instructional resources among Social Studies teachers. In the Basic Education Unit of the Department of Education, this study would give them feedback on how and what interventions would be the best to employ and reinforce to overcome their weaknesses. This study used the descriptive method of research to determine the strengths and weaknesses of teachers in teaching Araling Panlipunan ( Social Studies). The study focused mainly on the strengths and weaknesses of teachers in teaching Araling Panlipunan( Social Studies) in terms of teaching content, motivating the students, presenting the lesson, assessing student performance, and attainment of lesson objectives. Data were gathered from the Grade IV teachers who handled Araling Panlipunan ( Social Studies) subject during the study and their respective pupils in San Pablo, Isabela.</p> <p> The performance of the Grade IV pupils was determined in terms of their final grades in Araling Panlipunan ( Social Studies) during the School year 2017-2018 and through their percentage score in a forty-item achievement test. With these strategies, the teacher frees the students to learn using their critical thinking abilities so that they will be able to discuss crucial issues and challenges that confront them in everyday life.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Studies in Humanities and Education