Vol.12, No.4, November 2023.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Revitalizing Science Education: Harnessing the Power of Traditional Filipino Games in the Classroom


Andie Tangonan Capinding, Remelie Dacumos Salazar


© 2023 Andie Tangonan Capinding, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 2241-2250, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM124-35 November 2023.


Received: 12 June 2023.

Revised:   25 September 2023.
Accepted: 02 October 2023.
Published: 27 November 2023.




The primary aim of this research endeavour was to assess the efficacy of integrating traditional Filipino games as an instructional tool for enhancing the motivation, enthusiasm, and academic performance of seventh-grade students in the field of science. The study employed a combined approach, encompassing a descriptive analysis and a quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest design. A total of 57 students enrolled in the seventh grade of a laboratory high school participated in the study. The outcomes of the investigation indicated a substantial positive impact of traditional Filipino games on students' motivation, interest, and academic achievements in the context of science. The t-test reveals a significant difference in motivation (t=-3.818, p < 0.01), interest (t=-4.913, p < 0.01), and achievement (t=-8.781, p < 0.01) in science before and after the intervention. These findings imply that traditional Filipino games can be effectively leveraged as a pedagogical strategy to enhance students' motivation, interest, and academic performance in the domain of science.


Keywords – Science achievement, science interest, science motivation, traditional Filipino games.



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