Professional Knowledge and Organizational Commitment of Faculty Members Handling Science Subjects in the University of Eastern Philippines
Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies,
This study aimed to determine the professional knowledge of faculty members in terms of knowledge of science content, knowledge of general pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of the curriculum structure and materials and find out the degree of organizational commitment along with affective, continuance, and normative organizational commitment. A complete enumeration of faculty members handling science teacher education courses in the College of Education and College of Science. Descriptive-observational and survey were employed. The questionnaires were adapted from the framework for Philippine Science Teacher Education published by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP-NISMED) and the organizational commitment along with affective, continuance, and normative commitment constructed and tested. It was found out that faculty members have very high professional; specifically, very high knowledge content, very high knowledge of general pedagogy, and very high knowledge of the curriculum structure and materials. It was also found out that faculty members are very highly committed to the University. Specifically, faculty members are very highly committed to affective, continuance, and normative organizational commitment.
- Professional knowledge
- teachers’ commitment
- science education
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