Arts in Science: ‘Painting’ Health Allied Senior High School Students’ Meaningful Learning Engagement

  • Buen Euleen V. Lainez Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Russel Dustin R. Dolendo Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Jamie Marie Reynielle D. Agonoy Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Rica Madeleine B. Bargo Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Ivhan Miles S. Yumang Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Mary Angel Adelle B. Dizon Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Zeth Maverick Y. Chua Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
  • Juland D. Salayo Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine
Keywords: Arts and science,, Arts-based instructional approaches, Health allied learning, Senior high school learning, Role and impact of arts, Arts, Health

Abstract

The education system acknowledges the relevance and impact of arts in exploring students' different skills and competencies.  However, most of the learners remain bias on the purpose and essence of art-based activities since most of the strands offered in senior high school are academically designed through the K-12 program, which guides and prepares incoming college students in choosing their career path.  Hence, this study attempted to determine the vital role of arts-based instructional approaches to enrich students' learning in one selected catholic Senior High school in Manila, Philippines.  Applying a qualitative approach through intensive interviews, 15 Health Allied students participated in this study.  Results revealed that arts are highly integrated with the delivery of the different lessons of the involved strand.  Moreover, arts proved that they have solid and influential roles in improving students' quality of learning.  Furthermore, the impact and relevance of arts as an instructional approach supports the learning process of health allied students. Thus, this research informs and guides the teachers and students on the importance and impact of art as an overlooked field in education that maximizes one's potentials.

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Author Biographies

Buen Euleen V. Lainez, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Buen Euleen V. Lainez is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School.  She is an incoming first-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture student at the University of Santo Tomas-College of Architecture.  Having been affiliated with the Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track of the said university, she develops her research interest in the following: aesthetics, art education, architecture and design, culture, psychology, and performance studies.

Russel Dustin R. Dolendo, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Russel Dustin R. Dolendo is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School under the Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track. He is an incoming Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Industrial Design) student at the University of Santo Tomas-College of Fine Arts and Design.  His research interests include sociology, architecture, cultural studies, music theory, philosophy, arts, and industrial design.

Jamie Marie Reynielle D. Agonoy, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Jamie Marie Reynielle D. Agonoy is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School under the Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track.  She is currently enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas-Conservatory of Music with the degree, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Major in Voice. Being musically inclined, she has participated in numerous regional and national choral competitions and theatre performances both on and off stage. Her research interest includes visual and performance arts.

Rica Madeleine B. Bargo, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Rica Madeleine B. Bargo is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School. Concerning her affiliation with Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track, she will be taking Bachelor of Science in Interior Design at the University of Santo Tomas-College of Fine Arts and Design for her tertiary education.  Her areas of interest and research are histories of countries, fashion, and its development and sustainability.

Ivhan Miles S. Yumang, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Ivhan Miles S. Yumang is a graduate of the Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School. He is an incoming Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Advertising Arts) student of the College of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Santo Tomas. His areas of research interest comprise psychology, environmental sciences, geosciences, arts and design, culture, and philosophy.  As an art and design student, his innate creativity and wandering curiosity led him to wider opportunities and interest in other fields that offer a broader knowledge and expertise in arts and design.

Mary Angel Adelle B. Dizon, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Mary Angel Adelle B. Dizon is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School under the Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track. She will be studying Animation and Concept Art for her collegiate degree at Information and Communications Technology Academy. Being in the art industry for years, she has a long-standing interest in the relationship between arts and sociology.

Zeth Maverick Y. Chua, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Zeth Maverick Y. Chua is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Senior High School. He is accepted for his tertiary level at the University of Santo Tomas-College of Fine Arts and Design under Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts program. Having been affiliated with the Music, Arts, and Design (MAD) Track, his research interests are music, arts, and literature.

Juland D. Salayo, Senior High School—University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippine

Juland D. Salayo teaches English and Research at the University of Santo Tomas (Senior High School) – Manila. He finished his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education (English) and Master's in Educational Management from Southern Luzon State University (Lucban, Quezon) and Polytechnic University of Philippines.  He is currently writing his dissertation for his Doctor of Philosophy in English Education degree at the Philippine Normal University-Manila. His research interests include critical language pedagogy, sociolinguistics, stylistics analysis, and language education.

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Published
2021-07-28
How to Cite
Lainez, B. E. V., Dolendo, R. D. R., Agonoy, J. M. R. D., Bargo, R. M. B., Yumang, I. M. S., Dizon, M. A. A. B., Chua, Z. M. Y., & Salayo, J. D. (2021). Arts in Science: ‘Painting’ Health Allied Senior High School Students’ Meaningful Learning Engagement. Utamax : Journal of Ultimate Research and Trends in Education, 3(2), 58-67. https://doi.org/10.31849/utamax.v3i2.6471
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