Main Article Content


Progressivism is the trend in the modern education system since it aims to focus and develop the skills and abilities of the learners. Educators play a vital role in the learning setup because they are the facilitator of learning in the class session. In the time when most schools employ online learning, problems arise as to how teachers can make every session student-centered. This qualitative study aims to provide ways as to how teachers can make an online class more interesting and engaging for the students. The teacher respondents mentioned that giving group works to students and letting them engage in collaborative learning is beneficial since the objectives are being met and at the same time, learners are enjoying. It is also recognized that the internet connection is the main problem in this set-up, while it was also mentioned that games help maintain the interest of these learners.


progressivism online learning collaborative learning

Article Details

How to Cite
Florungco, J. K. E., & Caballes, D. G. (2022). Educators’ Perspective On The Progressivist Approach In Teaching Science Online. International Journal of Asian Education, 3(3), 166–171.


  1. Arrieta, G.S., Dancel, J.C., Agbisit, M.J.P. (2020). Teaching Science in The New Normal: Understanding The Experiences of Junior High School Science Teachers. Jurnal Pendidikan MIPA. 21(2), pp 146-162.
  2. Babincakova, M. & Bernard, P. (2020). Online Experimentation during COVID-19 Secondary School Closures: Teaching Methods and Student Perceptions. Journal of Chemical Education, 97(9).
  3. Barrot, J.S., Llenares, I.I., & del Rosario, L.S. (2021). Students’ online learning challenges during the pandemic and how they cope with them: The case of the Philippines. Education and Information Technologies.
  4. Bing, A.C. (2015). Pedagogical Progressivism and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education: A Shared Historical Landscape in Ontario, 1871-1971. (Master’s thesis, University of Toronto).
  5. Chaturvedi, S., Purohit, S., & Verma, M. (2021). Effective Teaching Practices for Success During COVID 19 Pandemic: Towards Phygital Learning. Frontiers in Education.
  6. Dickler, J. (2020, May 26). Post-pandemic, remote learning could be here to stay. Retrieved from
  7. Gurung, S. (2021). Challenges faced by teachers in online teaching during covid19 pandemic. The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning, 9(1), pp 8-18. Retrieved from
  8. Hew, K.F., Jia, C., Gonda, D.E., & Bai, S. (2020). Transitioning to the “new normal” of learning in unpredictable times: pedagogical practices and learning performance in fully online flipped classrooms. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 17.
  9. IvyPanda. (2018, November 2). Administrative Progressivism in Relation to Online Learning. Retrieved from
  10. Malipot, M.H. (2021, May 21). ‘There is no going back’: CHED says flexible learning is here to stay. Manila Bulletin.
  11. Nager, N. & Shapiro, E. (2007). A Progressive Approach to the Education of Teachers: Some Principles from Bank Street College of Education.
  12. Nassaji, H. (2015). Qualitative and descriptive research: Data type versus data analysis. Language Teaching Research 19(2).
  13. Ng, W. & Nicholas, H. (2010). A Progressive Pedagogy for Online Learning With High-Ability Secondary School Students: A Case Study. Gifted Child Quarterly, 54(3), pp239-251.
  14. Nieto-Escamez, F. A., & Roldán-Tapia, M. D. (2021). Gamification as online teaching strategy during COVID-19: a mini-review. Frontiers in psychology, 1644.
  15. Papong, E. (2014). The influence of John Dewey’s educational thought on Philippine education. Bulgarian Journal of Science and Education Policy, 8(1). Pp 62-69. Retrieved from
  16. Silverman, D (1997). Qualitative Research. Sage Publishing. Retrieved from
  17. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (n.d.). Progressivism. Retrieved from
  18. Tan, D.Y. & Chen, J. (2020). Bringing Physical Physics Classroom Online -- Challenges of Online Teaching in the New Normal. The Physics Teacher.
  19. Tullis, J. G., & Goldstone, R. L. (2020). Why does peer instruction benefit student learning?. Cognitive research: principles and implications, 5(1), 1-12.
  20. Verma, G., Campbell, T., Melville, W., & Park, B. Y. (2022). Science Teacher Education and a Sociopolitical Turn: The Implications for Democratic Citizenship, and Environmental and Social Justice. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 33(5), 459-465.
  21. Webber, G., & Miller, D. (2016). Progressive pedagogies and teacher education: A review of the literature. McGill Journal of Education/Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill, 51(3), 1061-1079.
  22. Williams, M.K. (2014). John Dewey in the 21st Century. Journal of Inquiry & Action in Education, 9(1), pp 91-102. Retrieved
  23. Winter, J., Cotton, D., Gavin, J., & Yorke, J. D. (2010). Effective e-learning? Multi-tasking, distractions and boundary management by graduate students in an online environment. ALT-J, 18(1), 71-83.

Similar Articles

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.