International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(5), pp. 1058 - 1066
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090528
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Flexible Learning in College Physical Education in the Time of a Global Health Crisis and Beyond


Heildenberg C. Dimarucot 1,2,*, Jerrwin C. Aguinaldo 3, Elaine Carie A. Andres 4
1 Human Kinetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, San Beda University, Manila, Philippines
2 Department of Graduate Studies and Transnational Education, Institute of Education, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines
3 Physical Education Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
4 Department of Service Physical Education, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

ABSTRACT

Flexible learning has never been more relevant in Physical Education (PE) than during the COVID-19 pandemic as universities continuously provide opportunities to improve students' physical health and address the lack of physical activity among the youth. To understand the importance of flexible learning to the college students in a private university in the Philippines, the extent of the flexibility offered, and the students' satisfaction with it, an online survey and focus group discussions involving college Physical Fitness students were conducted. The significant relationship among the importance of flexibility, the extent of flexibility, and the level of students' satisfaction was also tested. It was revealed that the students found all the flexible learning dimensions vital to them, with the flexibility of time as the most important due to the duality of their roles while studying at home. The students also mentioned that the level of flexibility and the academic and technical support they received benefited them significantly as they became more independent, resilient, resourceful, and critical learners. It was also found that there is a significant relationship among the importance of flexibility, the extent of flexibility, and the level of students' satisfaction. This study could give the higher education institutions feedback on making flexible learning more suitable to the changing needs of the students. Further research on the applicability of flexible learning in other areas of the country and in other disciplines in the academe would give a better perspective on the compatibility of flexible learning in the Philippine university context.

KEYWORDS
Flexible Learning, Physical Education, Higher Education, Remote Learning

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Heildenberg C. Dimarucot , Jerrwin C. Aguinaldo , Elaine Carie A. Andres , "Flexible Learning in College Physical Education in the Time of a Global Health Crisis and Beyond," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 1058 - 1066, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090528.

(b). APA Format:
Heildenberg C. Dimarucot , Jerrwin C. Aguinaldo , Elaine Carie A. Andres (2021). Flexible Learning in College Physical Education in the Time of a Global Health Crisis and Beyond. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(5), 1058 - 1066. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090528.