Practical Research is one of the subjects in senior high school which aims to develop the student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. Research output of students is either quantitative or qualitative. As a culminating activity in research, students need to present their research output through oral defense. Last October 09 and 13 oral defense was conducted through group presentation wherein every members of the group has their own part in the presentation. It was facilitated by their research teacher Dr. Alicia Padua.
Most of the research outputs focused on different factors affecting academic performance. Some of the research titles regarding academic performance are “Nutrition and Its Effect on Students Academic Performance”, “Individual and Group Work: Effects on Academic Performance of Students of Philippine Institute of Quezon City”, and “Effect of Class Size on the Academic Performance of the Senior High School Students of Philippine Institute of Quezon City”. There are research outputs which conducted comparative study like “A Comparative Study on the Perception of Students and Teachers of Philippine Institute of Quezon City on the Effectiveness of the Integration of Popular Culture in Teaching” and “Effective Medium of Language in Teaching Mathematics-English or Chinese: A Comparative Study”. Other research outputs discussed about behaviors, social media, technology, and instructions.
Aside from Practical Research, other subjects conducted oral defense as one of their requirements. Fundamentals of Business Management and Accounting 2 conducted individual oral defense. Prior to the actual presentation, students did actual business visitation to understand business operation through the use of business forms. The oral defense was dependent to the created Financial Statement-Income Statement, Schedules and Financial Interpretation. Students were able to apply and understand how a business transaction works. It was facilitated by their teacher Mrs. Wendlyn Ligo.
Also, Marketing and Business Finance subjects collaborated to conduct oral defense. Students have selected, researched, and described existing brand, company or business based in the Philippines. They were also tasked to conduct situation and strategic analysis of their chosen business or brand where theories and concepts of Marketing were evident. It was facilitated by their teachers Mr. Kyle Tan and Mr. Sandro Pua.
These researches and oral defenses of senior high school students trained them to become globally competitive, innovative, adaptive, nationalistic, technologically skilled, and socially responsible. Thus, these students will be GIANTS in their own field.