Dynamics And Determining Factors Of Teaching Competencies As Captured From The Academic Lens Of Generation Z Students Of Higher Education Institution In Imus City, Philippines

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Alfe M. Solina, PhD , Baby Kharen A. Cristal


In today’s landscape, the demands of the teaching profession are becoming competitive and complex. Students as the first hand clients of the teaching force of an academic institution have upgraded their level of expectation as to the manner by which teachers should deliver the learning process on a day to day basis. This study, in its extent and content, has covered the areas of assessment which were subjected under the lens of Gen Z students who by this time have members as old as 23 years of age served as the respondents of the study. A total of 49 academic personnel were evaluated their relevant background such as: (a) the individual professional board examination among their field of expertise; (b) the professional certification and accreditation; (c) civil service eligibility awarded by the country’s Civil Service Commission; (d) national competency certificate; (e) their highest educational attainment; and (f) the length of teaching experience. All these were subjected for statistical tests and treatment as each of the four major variables are put under the academic lens of students for evaluation such as the: management of learning; teaching for independent learning; knowledge of the subject matter; the manner by which they manage the entire teaching process; and teachers’ commitment to the teaching profession; Results were captured from the 1,435 Gen Z students across different programs for the period of two years consisting of four consecutive semesters. Using Pearson correlation test, data revealed that there is a significant relationship between the qualification of the academic personnel to the level of perception of the Gen Z students in terms of the knowledge of subject matter and teaching for independent learning are concerned. On the other hand, based on the paired sample t-test applied in one of the objectives, results showed that there is a significant difference between the perception of the Gen Z students to all of the indicators except in the areas of the knowledge of subject matter to teaching for independent learning.

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