TEACHING COMPETENCIES AND STUDENTS’ LEARNING SKILLS
This study was conducted to determine the teaching competencies, Individual Performance Commitment and Review Form (IPCRF) performance of teachers and students’ learning skills. Specifically, it described the teaching competencies in terms of facilitating skills, classroom management, evaluation skills, mastery of the subject matter, and communication skills; performance rating of teachers and students’ learning skills in terms of preparedness for class, completing homework, class participation and application skills. Further, it determined the significant influence of teaching competencies on students’ learning skills and relationship between the performance rating of teachers and the students’ learning skills, and the teaching competencies and teachers’ IPCRF from the six (6) selected Secondary Schools in President Roxas, North Cotabato. Stratified sampling method with equal allocation was employed to obtain two hundred forty (240) students and twenty four (24) teachers as respondents. The survey questionnaires were adopted, modified and validated with Cronbach’s reliability test and gained an alpha value of 0.786. The test was conducted with 20 respondents or 8.33% of the total samples of the study. Moreover, descriptive method of research was utilized with mean and weighted mean to determine the level of teaching competencies and students’ learning skills; regression analysis was used to determine the influence of the teachers’ teaching competencies on students' learning skills and Pearson r analysis was used to determine the relationship between the performance rating of teachers and students’ learning skills, and the teaching competencies and teachers’ IPCRF. Findings revealed thatthe teachers’ teaching competencies particularly facilitating skills is the only predictor that significantly influenced the learning skills of the students such as preparedness for class, completing homework, class participation and application skills. On the basis of the result, it could be derived that competent teachers play an important role in enhancing the students’ learning skills to the extent that the students develop self – learning skills as they practice their gained knowledge from their teachers.