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SAN BEDA COLLEGE
BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
A.Y. 2008-2009

“A Study on the Usefulness of the UBD Books to the Pre-Engineering Students of San Beda College Rizal”

In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements
For 3rd Quarter English

Submitted to:
Mr. Angelo A. Dedace

Submitted by:
TULAGAN, Nicole C.
4-44 St. Anselm, The Pre-Engineering Class

December 17, 2008

APPROVAL SHEET

This research paper entitled “A Study on the Usefulness of the UBD Books on the Pre-Engineering Students of San Beda College Rizal” in compliance to the requirements in the subject English for the third quarter is presented for approval

Mr. Angelo A. Dedace
English Teacher
A.Y. 2008 -2009
San Beda College Rizal Campus
Basic Education Department

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher would like to acknowledge the following:

First of all, the researcher would want to acknowledge and give credits to Mr. Carlo N. Gutierrez for the non-stop support he has given in order to complete this study. The author would also want to thank him for the suggestions and ideas he has shared with regards to this study.

The researcher would also want to thank San Beda College Rizal’s library personnel for the help they provided in printing some research materials needed for the study.

The researcher would also want to thank Mr. Angelo Dedace, high school English teacher in San Beda College Rizal, and Catherine C. Tulagan, former English teacher in Colegio Santo Domingo and mother of the researcher, for the corrections of some errors in the study and for giving the researcher some helpful concepts and ideas in conducting the research.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title Page…………..……………………..1
Approval Page…………………………....2
Acknowledgement……………………….3
Table of Contents………………………..4
Abstract……………………………………5
Chapter 1: Introduction………………….6
1.1Objectives…………………….7
1.2Significance of Study……….7
1.3Statement of Problem……..7-8
1.4Scope & Limitations…………8
1.5Hypothesis……………………8
1.6Definition of Terms………….8-9
Chapter2:
Review of Related Literature……………10-18
Chapter3:
Methodology………………………………19-21
Chapter4:
Results……………………………………..22-32
Chapter5:
Conclusion and Recommendations…....33-34
Bibliography……………………………….35
Appendix.....................................................36

ABSTRACT

In this term paper, the researcher has found out the sentiments of the 4th year pre-engineering students, batch 2008-2009, about the new curriculum implemented in San Beda College Rizal – the implementation of the UBD books.

The UBD books were provided for better understanding of the lessons in the particular subjects Math, English, and Science. But in this study, the researcher intends to find out if the UBD books reached its aims to bring forth subject understanding to the students.

The author used methods such as surveying to gather the sentiments of the pre-engineering students regarding this matter.

Through the collected data, the author was able to find some parts of the curriculum which can be changed or enhanced. The researcher was able to give some recommendations about the matter.

It was proven that the books are indeed advanced in the lessons it teaches and that the books are truly able to provide neat and numerous examples about the subject matter.

But it was also proven that the UBD books do not directly give a 100% education about engineering --- the course these respondents will be taking in college. INTRODUCTION

This school year 2008 – 2009, a huge change in San Beda’s curriculum has been implemented. The BED of San Beda College has adopted a new method of teaching. This change particularly revolves around the subjects English, Science, and Math. This huge advancement is known as the UBD.

UBD, or Understanding by Design, is said to be a foundation for enhancing student achievement. It emphasizes the main role of the teachers – the designers of the building blocks of student learning. The books aid...
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