Experiential learning on vector operations using 3-D instructional apparatus
Generally, students' performance in physics is extremely low because of their incapacity to grasp fundamental concepts. Shallow conceptual understanding discourages students from pursuing and loving science. Our country's consistently bottom ranking in Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) reinforces this finding. Reality check, we need more scientists to be at par with economically advanced countries. In this talk, I will introduce a strategic solution to one of the basic topics in physics, vector operations in 3-D space, using patent-pending and PCT-applied instructional apparatus. This device helps transform the analytical method into experimental, experiential, more engaging, and exciting vector analysis with comparable results. Moreover, this talk will also present the success stories of technology promotion, demonstration, and training of teachers in select DepEd Division offices in Mindanao. Highlighting some of the participants' sharing of experiences, the practical process skills acquired in performing the activity, suggestions for improvement of the apparatus, and the teachers' recommendations to CHED/DepEd to patronize this. innovative technology for experiential learning.