Having to look into the welfare of our students should be one of the primary concerns of teachers. This reason prompted then the authors to come up with a research study, signifying the remarkable learnings of the chosen alumni from san sebastian college-recoletos, manila. The study focuses on the type of a major philosophical thought which is pragmatism, where the pedagogical approach is in teaching the students about enhancing their skills in hands-on activities, like experimentation, research works, documentations and projects, and even in practicing them in certain drills and simulations. The subject concerned here is all about the different sciences taken up and learned enthusiastically by our students, like biology, earth science, and zoology. They all graduated with different courses, but science had been an integral part of their way of life, since they were able to incorporate their learnings in school to the outside world. This study then is a summation on how philosophy has been looked up in such a way that a major philosophical thought had been chosen, in line with the pedagogical approach, because of the reason that it is still observed and existing nowadays. Whatever has been taught in the past years, in line with pragmatism, has been applied by our students in their present works or jobs at the present time. Those who are not working right now have incorporated the knowledge, skills, and values from the hands-on learnings from certain activities in the school, as applied in their day to day routinary activities in life. The statement of the problem tried to confirm whether these graduates have truly enhanced their knowledge, skills, and attitudes, using the pedagogical approach. This part of the study has been confirmed through the use of the survey questionnaires that were emailed to each of the respondents, where the likert scale was used, which acted as the scoring range in the survey. The weighted mean and standard deviation was also analyzed in order to come up with a concrete evaluation of the learnings of the graduates. The concluding part was more of confirming the validity of the study in having to adapt pragmatism, even during the present time, since it can effectively hone the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of students, as long as they will always be guided accordingly and effectively.
Pedagogy, Pragmatism, Philosophy, Hone, Imbibe, Hands-On Learning, Enhancement, Likert-Scale Rating
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Barbachoux, Cecile and Kounelher, Joseph,New Pragmatic Approach to Learning from Research Practices to Teaching Methodologies