Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(11B), pp. 5986 - 5990
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082234
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Modified Bingo Chromosome Game: An Innovative Approach in Teaching Biology

Marisol Solis-Foronda *
Faculty of Science, College of Education, Isabela State University, Philippines


Recently there has been increasing interest in the use of instructional games because of their applied; and dynamic nature can heighten the learner’s motivation and interest more effectively than classroom lectures. This study utilized the descriptive-quantitative research design particularly the one-group pretest-posttest design to determine the acceptability and effectiveness of Modified Bingo Chromosome game in teaching the topic Chromosomal Identification. Modified Bingo chromosome is a teaching tool designed to fully understand the seven groups of chromosomes in a form of a game. It aimed to teach students in arranging and matching the correct pair of chromosomes through an interactive game. The participants were purposely selected considering that they should be enrolled in a science subject with a topic Chromosome Banding in the syllabus. Thirteen Ph. D. in Science Education students were taught the topic Chromosomal Identification using the teaching tool developed during the first validation and twenty Bachelor of Secondary Education students for the second validation. The pre-test and post-test results were subjected to t-test of independent means to determine whether the treatment was effective or not. The t-values (t=-2.25; p<0.05 and t=-5.97; p<0.05) showed that there was a significant difference in the pre-test and post-test of the students. It can be concluded therefore that Modified Bingo Chromosome is an effective tool for teaching Chromosomal Identification. Hence, it is recommended that this additional tool be implemented for teaching the topic to students.

Ph.D. Science Ed, Teaching Tool, Chromosomal Identification, Interactive Game, Education Students

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Marisol Solis-Foronda , "Modified Bingo Chromosome Game: An Innovative Approach in Teaching Biology," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 11B, pp. 5986 - 5990, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082234.

(b). APA Format:
Marisol Solis-Foronda (2020). Modified Bingo Chromosome Game: An Innovative Approach in Teaching Biology. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(11B), 5986 - 5990. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082234.