TASK DELEGATION AND COMPLETION CHECKLIST (TDCC) IN SCIENCE RESEARCH TEAM PROJECT

Metchie Mae R. Corpuz-Abenoja

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The study determined whether Task Delegation and Completion Checklist (TDCC) promoted students’ active involvement in Science Research Team Project. A mixed-method research design was utilized in this study and a total of 32 Grade 12 STEM students of Trento National High School, S.Y. 2018-2019 served as the respondents. With the use of TDCC in achieving students’ main task, results revealed that there was a high level of involvement and the participation of students is complete, even beyond active participation. This implied that the checklist did not give room for free riders in a team. Hence, it allowed students to be involved through delegated subtasks and valued the sense of completion for the team. The emerged themes in Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the topics of attributes and benefits gained with the use of TDCC were all positive and useful for the students themselves. Generally, the use of TDCC promoted students’ involvement in Research Teams from whichever group, either belonged to Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. It is recommended that research advisers will consider the use of TDCC for students in research team projects, as well as to teachers handling different learning areas that maximize group works to promote student involvement in a team.

 

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task checklist, science research, team project, active involvement

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