GSC Partners With Build Something Different

Good Samaritan Colleges offers different educational programs for Junior High School and Senior High School. These two departments share the common vision and missions of the institution which aim to produce graduates with the following attributes of a future-ready and future-smart Samaritanos: emotionally mature, independent, effective communicator, research oriented, and IT enabled students. In order to cater the needs of the students and to ensure that they meet the school’s standards, a lot of efforts have been done to materialize this vision. This includes the partnership of GSC with a company in Hong Kong for the implementation of BSD (Build Something Different) coding platform which is responsive to the students’ needs to be globally competitive and innovative. The implementation of the program effectively help teachers to guide students in making authentic, realistic, and engaging projects that will surely benefit them in the future. Based on the data gathered from the BSD teacher-implementers, it has been found that the academic performance of students who have been using the program since its first year of implementation have gradually improved with the help of their compliance with BSD projects and requirements. Aside from the positive effects in their academic performance, the researchers also observed a significant effect of this educational platform in the students’ attitude towards activities given by their teachers. It has been found that most of the students enjoy doing their projects using the online platform because it expands their creativity and it provides more opportunities for them to explore innovative ideas. This educational platform develops values and skills of the students implicitly through engaging with various projects in different subject areas.

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