Proposed Unification of Indigenous Games in Teaching Physical Education in Cagayan National High School, the Philippines

Mark Lester P. Agustin

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Purpose: The study aims to explore the possibility of the unification of indigenous games in teaching Physical Education in the Enhanced Basic Education Program – the K to 12 Program. It also aims to determine the level of agreement of MAPEH teachers in the unification of indigenous games and to identify the indigenous games that will be unified in each grade level. Approach/Methodology/Design: Descriptive and qualitative methods of research were used in this study. The instruments used were questionnaire and an interview guide. Thirty teachers in Cagayan National High School participated in the study as a sample.  Data were analyzed using means, frequency distribution and percentage. Findings: The results revealed that one hundred percent of the respondents strongly agree with the integration of indigenous games in teaching Physical Education. The respondents believed that this will be a way to preserve the tradition and culture that a certain community has hence, a great manifestation of being a Filipino. Practical Implications: Four indigenous games will be integrated for each grade level. This will improve the teaching of physical education. Originality/value: Indigenous games represent the culture and values towards the maintenance of health of every Filipino. This research article revives an interest in exploring and adopting indigenous games. It also attempts to establish a connection with the Filipino culture in the teaching of physical education.

 

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Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences

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