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The Isabela State University is a public university in the province of Isabela, Philippines. It is mandated to provide advanced instruction in the arts, agricultural and natural science as well as in technological and professional fields. Its main campus is located in Echague, Isabela. Wikipedia.

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Tabago L.C.,Isabela State University
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2017

Research is one of the major functions of the higher education system in the Philippines together with instruction and community extension services. It is the defining character that differentiates a higher education institution from a basic education system. The study aimed to determine the extent of research dissemination of research findings and research productivity among faculty members of Isabela State University. The study used the descriptive-correlational type of research. The frequency, percentage, weighted mean, Pearson-r and chi-square were the statistical tools used in analyzing the data. The respondents were the permanent faculty members of Isabela State University coming from its nine campuses. Analysis showed that faculty research dissemination yielded significant relationships with rank/position; the number of research-related training, the number of membership to research organizations, civil status and type of research conducted. On the other hand, research productivity is significantly related to age, educational attainment, rank/position, the number of research-related training, the number of membership to research organizations, sex, and type of research conducted. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Bitanga M.J.S.,Isabela State University
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2017

The PC Recycling Project of the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) had served public high schools in the country from 2009–2012. This Project was conceptualized in the idea of an electronic waste management scheme. In this Project, the Isabela State University has been one of the partner State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) of the government, especially in Region II. The university was in-charge in the implementation of the Project, which also served as one of its extension activities since then. This Project customized training courses to provide teachers the needed technical skills in hardware servicing in Cagayan, Isabela, and Quirino provinces from which this paper was based. This paper aimed to assess the effectiveness of the training, determine the percentage of refurbished PCs after the training, and determine the number of developed educational materials and creative junk-art out of condemned PCs. The researcher used before-and after design with questionnaire, interview and the reports submitted every after the training. The data gathered were treated using the paired-samples t-test, weighted mean and percentage. Findings revealed that the skills acquired by the teachers in the training improved their ability in basic PC troubleshooting and maintenance and e-waste management. Indeed, this project is an effective measure to lessen the increasing electronic waste products brought by technology these days. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Outcomes-based Education (OBE) is a student-centered learning that focuses on measuring student performance which are called outcomes. This study was conducted to determine the effect of outcomes-based education (OBE) in the mathematics performance, mathematics skills and attitudes towards mathematics of the BSCS students of ISU-Cauayan City, Isabela, Philippines. This quasi-experimental study involved the BSCS 1-1 composed of 42 students assigned as the experimental group exposed in outcomes-based education and BSCS 1-2 composed also of 42 students assigned as the control group exposed in the traditional lecture-discussion method. Both groups of respondents were homogeneously grouped upon enrolment. The study started with the administration of pre-mathematics skills test and pre-mathematics attitude test to the experimental ad control group to determine their mathematics skills and attitudes towards mathematics bore the start of the study. At the end of the study, a post mathematics skills test and post mathematics attitude test towards mathematics was again administered to measure the mathematics skills of the students in the subject and their attitudes towards mathematics. The scores were compared and the mean difference was determined using t-test. Findings showed that the use of outcomes-based education (OBE) in teaching mathematics improved and enhanced mathematics performance and mathematics skills of the students exposed to this approach. This is a very clear indication that that the outcomes-based education in teaching mathematics among the students is as effective as the usual traditional lecture discussion method. Positive changes taking place when teachers change their teaching methods towards a more student-centered approach like outcomes-based education. Therefore it is recommended to adopt outcomes-based education (OBE) in teaching as an innovative approach in teaching mathematics. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Delima E.M.,Isabela State University | Dagdag S.M.O.,Isabela State University
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2017

Various studies have been conducted determining teaching effectiveness and profile of the teachers but there is a dearth of studies that investigate the difference between the teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and the students’ perception of their teachers’ effectiveness in teaching literature. The study analyzed the beliefs of 11 Literature teachers and the perception of 328 students in Literature using two sets of questionnaires. The results revealed that there was a significant difference between the teachers’ beliefs on their self-efficacy and how their students perceived their effectiveness in teaching literature. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Dayawon M.P.,Isabela State University
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2017

Women in the society were always placed in the small sector playing its traditional role as an obedient wife, a sacrificing mother and a second rate citizen. This study is conducted to find the true picture of women in selected films employing qualitative method particularly context analysis. The two films, Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?” (Child, child, How were you made?), and “The Color Purple” were contextually analyzed. The analysis of the two films revealed that women basically experience oppression at home; patriarchal tradition and culture strongly contributes to oppression; transcendence like participation in social movement freed them from social, cultural and economic oppression; issues on polyandry and lesbianism surfaced as form of liberation while social norms post questions on it. Despite views on women as marginalized people and slaves in patriarchal society, they liberate themselves in a very painful process like educating themselves, identifying their legal rights and transforming from passive to active individual. To fully understand the role of women in the society, women studies will be included in the curriculum in any college courses; literary pieces to be used in educational attempt should be utilized, if not, observe equality among sexes and show moral norms. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Solis-Foronda M.,Isabela State University
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2017

Science is a vital component of the curriculum as it studies the structure and behavior of the universe through observation and experiment but still many students hate and still don’t appreciate the subject. The correlational design was used as it determined relationships among the students’ study habits, attitudes towards science and their level of readiness. A questionnaire with a 3-point scale and 5-point scale was used to gather data on the respondents’ study habits and attitude towards science respectively and test was administered to measure their level of readiness. Spearman’s rho and Kendall’s tau were used to determine the relationship between the respondents’ study habits, attitudes, and level of readiness. The findings revealed that the respondents do not devote enough time to their studies and seldom have proper study habits. On the other hand, the students have positive attitudes towards science which mean that they like the subject. The respondents have limited readiness in chemistry and physics while they have good readiness in environmental science. Furthermore, no significant relationship exists between the respondents’ study habits, attitudes, and level of readiness. Hence, a favorable study habit and attitude do not result in a high level of readiness. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Aquino J.L.R.,Isabela State University
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2017

Problem solving is an integral part of any physical science course. In recent years many research studies investigated students’ misconceptions and problem solving strategies on Stoichiometry problems (Martin Fach 2006). This study attempted to assessed and analyzed the problem solving abilities in Stoichiometry. This study utilized descriptive method of research and employed inferential statistics. The following conclusions were established: (1) The problem solving abilities of students toward Stoichiometry were good in Molecular or Formula Mass and Empirical Formula and Molecular Formula and excellent in the Mole and Percentage Composition from Formulas, (2) There is a significant relationship between the problem solving abilities and income, (3) The problem solving abilities is not significantly related with the income of parents except molecular or formula mass and empirical formula is significantly correlated in monthly income of parents, and (4) The student level of problem solving abilities is highly and significantly correlated with conceptual understanding on Stoichiometry. The following recommendations were drawn: (1) Chemistry teachers should challenge skilled students to help their classmates (2) Teachers should device simple techniques for teaching concepts in Stoichiometry to motivate students to solve and appreciate problem solving activities. © 2017 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Afidchao M.M.,Leiden University | Afidchao M.M.,Isabela State University | Musters C.,Leiden University | de Snoo G.R.,Leiden University
Pest Management Science | Year: 2013

Background: The Asian corn borer (ACB), Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenée), has become the most damaging pest in corn in south-east Asia. Corn farmers in the Philippines have incurred great yield losses in the past decades because of ACB infestation. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and Bt herbicide-tolerant (BtHT) corns have been developed to reduce borer attacks worldwide. This study assessed the extent of ACB and non-ACB pest infestations in both GM and non-GM corn in Isabela Province, the Philippines. Specific aims were to reinvestigate the efficacy of Bt corn in controlling ACB, to evaluate what parts of Bt corn plants are susceptible to ACB, to monitor the potential development of ACB resistance and to evaluate whether secondary pests dominate in an ACB-free Bt corn environment. The study involved preparatory interviews with farmers, site selection, field scouting and visual inspection of 200 plants along 200 m transect lines through 198 cornfields. Results: Bt corn can efficiently reduce the ACB pest problem and reduce borer damage by 44%, to damage levels in Bt and BtHT corn of 6.8 and 7% respectively. The leaves of Bt corn were more susceptible, while cobs of Bt corn were less affected by ACB. Non-ACB pests were common in Bt toxin-free cornfields and reduced in non-GM cornfields where ACB was abundant. No secondary pest outbreaks were found in ACB-free Bt cornfields. Conclusion: Bt and BtHT corn hybrids containing the Cry1Ab protein performed well in Isabela Province. Reduced cob damage by ACB on Bt fields could mean smaller economic losses even with ACB infestation. The occurrence of ACB in Bt and BtHT cornfields, although at a moderate and insignificant level, could imply the potential development of resistance to Bt toxin. © 2012 Society of Chemical Industry.

Floresca J.P.,Isabela State University
ACRS 2015 - 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Fostering Resilient Growth in Asia, Proceedings | Year: 2015

Geographic information system (GIS) is a tool capable of facilitating assessment of vulnerability to the impacts of climate change of farming systems and analyzing crop suitability of crops for agroforestry establishment to enhance the resiliency of existing farming systems. The study was aimed to assess the vulnerability of existing rice and corn farming systems to the impacts of climate variability and extremes and to assess the suitability of tropical fruits to be introduced for the establishment of agroforestry farming systems using GIS. The weighted rating model (equal weights) was used in overlaying thematic maps following the IPCC framework that vulnerability is a function of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity. Results indicated Echague, Isabela had the highest land area with high vulnerability of 99,726.53 ha, followed by Penablanca with 22,872.85 ha, then by Maddela with 7,737.87 ha and Bagabag as the lowest with only 378.85 ha. For the four study sites, most of the land area had low vulnerability with 298,862.93 ha, followed by moderately vulnerable with 176,250.34 ha while the lowest was highly vulnerable with 130,716.10 ha. Babaran, Echague, Isabela had the highest climate change vulnerability index considering that the main crop is only corn exposed to more frequent typhoons and drought. Results also indicated that all the tropical fruits (rambutan, Mango, lanzones, pummelo) and bamboo were suitable to be planted in all the municipal study sites and selected model farms based on the ecological requirements of each. Tropical fruits and bamboo are suitable in climate change-vulnerable areas in Cagayan Valley. The GIS climate change vulnerability maps should be disseminated to LGUs and vulnerable communities to enhance their awareness and utilize the information for planning and decision-making on climate change-resilient farming system development.

van der Ploeg J.,Leiden University | Cauilan-Cureg M.,Isabela State University | van Weerd M.,Leiden University | De Groot W.T.,Leiden University
Conservation Letters | Year: 2011

There is little quantitative data on the cost effectiveness of environmental communication and education efforts. This study evaluates a public awareness campaign for the conservation of the Philippine crocodile in the northern Sierra Madre in terms of outputs, outreach, cognitive and affective outcomes, and impact through a counterfactual comparison. The campaign succeeded in raising awareness on and transforming attitudes toward in situ Philippine crocodile conservation: most people living in close proximity to crocodiles now know that the species is legally protected and support in situ conservation. As a result, crocodiles are no longer purposively killed. Substantial gains can be made in environmental conservation by investing more in communication, education, and public awareness campaigns, particularly in developing countries. Awareness on legislation and pride in the conservation of a rare and iconic species are strong incentives for poor, rural communities to support in situ wildlife conservation. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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