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INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study
Students struggle each day with a lot of test procedures,
high standards, and a feeling of stress and pressure to
learn everything as quickly as possible so the curriculum
can all be learned before the year ends. Unfortunately, most
students do not learn the best by seeing flash cards, rote
memorization or by chalk and board discussions. I have also
seen teachers who try to teach their students some facts and
information using visual representations and other aids that
are more appealing to students. I have also talked to
teachers who feel there isn't enough time in a day, to teach
all the curriculum to be taught this way. And as a result,
the teachers find themselves rushing teaching the
curriculum. I believe students need to learn strategies that
work within their style of learning, and then use whenever
possible to create and reinforce the links of information
within their brains. When students are able to do this
successfully, they will be able to retain important
information that will most likely be needed on future tests.
And these tests that administered in school mostly are
factual recall. It is unfortunate to know that many students
in barangay schools in elementary education failed to have a

10 percent which is far from DepEd’s passing goal of 75 percent. The unsatisfactory result above is shared by our local education sector of which our educational institution had been a recipient of this unfortunate outcome. this learning situation is clearly revealed in the 2010-2014 NAT results. particularly having difficulties of remembering academic content. Kasaysayan at Sibika) is one of the basic subjects included in the K-12 curriculum in the Department of Education. it was observed that the learners experiencing difficulty in remembering facts in their academic contents. According to research. Grade 3 and Grade 6 take the Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Achievement Test (NAT). Every year. memory techniques should be developed in every learner that can certainly help them to be more . As an elementary teacher. as well as understanding chalk and board discussions of concepts. The NAT achievement grade for Liberty Elementary School Year 2010-2014 for Grade 6 was a mean percentage score (MPS) of 55.consistent passing grade. This result implied that most students still need to enhance their knowledge and comprehension as this will serve as their ticket to maximum learning. The results are disappointing. This alarming situation should be seriously addressed by the educators not just in the local area but throughout the country. Social Studies (Heograpiya.

where answers are stored periodically and can be retrieved and refined when needed. memory can help search respond quickly and efficiently to changes in a dynamic problem. That is the reason why the researcher feels the need to conduct an experimental study regarding the use of dynamic memory techniques as a learning strategy in dealing with their academic difficulties. standard memories which limit their effectiveness. students strengthen their learning skills (Diron It is designed to boost the confidence of learner’s to maintain and retrieve information from the past through the use of memory.dynamic in school. It is a useful tool in storing and retrieving limitless information that helps 2014). when they work and where they can be used. As it promise to develop an automatic recall of the basic facts in order for them to construct their own knowledge and activates their learning. challenges faced in educational The use of Dynamic Memory Techniques as a learning aid makes students aware of how memory techniques work. learning According to Barlow in 2011. affirms that through teaching learning strategies. to enhance . have many Despite weaknesses One technique that may improve optimization and learning Social Studies is by using mnemonics. As Sousa (2001). Kasaysayan at Sibika) subject in grade 6 in Barangay Liberty Elementary School. This study will be conducted to address issues concerning difficulty in learning the concepts particularly in Social Studies (Heograpiya. students become better equipped to face future tasks and become independent lifelong learners. their strengths. Mnemonics or the art of memory is considered to be an unfathomable intellectual interest. This approach may possibly address both the and opportunities encounters.

ascertain the performance of grade 6 students taught in Social Studies using the Traditional Learning Strategy (control group) in the posttest. Objectives of the Study The focus of this study is to determine the ramification of the Dynamic Memory Techniques for optimization and learning Social Studies in intermediate level among grade 6 students of Liberty Elementary School in Catarman. determine the performance of grade 6 students taught in Social Studies using the Dynamic Memory Techniques (experimental group) in the posttest. 4. . determine the performance of grade 6 students taught in Social Studies using Dynamic Memory Techniques (experimental group) in the pretest. Northern Samar. 5. More specifically. ascertain the performance of grade 6 students taught in Social Studies using the Traditional Learning Strategy (control group) in the pretest. it was aimed to: 1. 3. This study addresses of these issues. 2. find out if there is a significant difference in the pretest those performance taught (experimental of using group) the the and grade Dynamic those 6 students Memory taught between Techniques using the Traditional Learning Strategy (control group) in Social Studies.their proficiency level of performance deficits in order to alleviate their academic performance in meeting the standards set by the Department of Education (DepEd).

The students will be able to improve their memory. Develop selfconfidence. The following groups of people are assumed to be benefited by this study: Students. belief.6. their proficiency level that alleviates their Enhance academic performance in meeting the standards set by the Department of Education (DepEd). determine if there is a significant difference between the pretest and posttest result of the grade 6 students taught in Social Studies using the Dynamic Memory Techniques (experimental group) and those taught using the Traditional Learning Strategy (control group). imagination and creativity. It provides significant features that are useful to students studying Social Studies for optimization and better learning. Helps students overcome examination phobia. enjoyable. 7. . retention and their learning concepts. Northern Samar. Improve concentration and better recall. find out if there is a difference in the posttest performance of the grade 6 students between those taught using the Dynamic Memory Techniques (experimental group) and those taught using Traditional Learning Strategy (control group) in Social Studies. The time comprehension will required be by on more encoding Social Studies meaningful and and retrieval operations decreases with practice once retrieval structures are developed. Significance of the Study This study values the use of Dynamic Memory Techniques in learning Social Studies among grade 6 students of Liberty Elementary School in Catarman.

Teachers. Teacher Education Institutions. This study could give deeper insight and perspective to other researchers in deciding and conducting another related investigation regarding the ramification of memory techniques in other areas. for optimization and better . They can utilize the techniques teaching and learning process. This study will be beneficial to educators particularly those teaching Social Studies and Science subjects. They will find added enjoyment and aesthetics as well as creativity in preparation workload in teaching. They will be provided with a useful strategy which could be of advantage to their staff and to the improvement of Social Studies teaching. Findings of this study will be useful to teacher education institutions like the University of Eastern researches pertaining Philippines to the use to of conduct memory further techniques.Parents. They will greatly benefit from the significant features of the strategy in terms of substantive delivery of concepts and assuring student engagement. supporting Parents their can children make in use of the studying technique the concepts in that appear difficult for them. It can also serve as a checklist basis for assessing child’s learning. Factual data resulting from this study will also serve as guide in considering potent strategies in addressing educational problems. Researchers. They can utilize the pedagogy as an effective strategy in teaching Social Studies and other discipline to maximize teacher and student performance. School Administrators.