Students’ Learning Experiences in The New Normal Education

  • Norjannah M. Kudto Student, Bachelor of Social Work, Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology, Doroluman, Arakan, Cotabato, Philippines
  • Husna T. Lumapenet Assistant Professor, Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology, Doroluman, Arakan, Cotabato, Philippines
  • Tarhata S. Guiamalon Associate Professor, Cotabato State University, Cotabato City, Philippines
Keywords: Students, learning experiences, new normal education


This qualitative research design employing phenomenological study aimed to explore students’ learning experiences in new the normal education. An individual interview was conducted in gaining insights into the participants’ perceptions, understanding, and experiences upon their learning in the new normal education. The interview question first focused on the students’ learning experiences in new normal education, and the second was how the students cope with the transition to the new normal education. The purposive sampling method was used in this study’s conduct. Ten (10) selected students were identified as the key informant from Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology-Pikit Extension Unit, Batulawan, Pikit, Cotabato, Philippines. The gathered data revealed that students are exhausted and struggling to look for a stable internet connection and become self-reliant. Furthermore, it was also revealed that most participants preferred Blended Learning rather than Distance Learning. Moreover, the study found five coping mechanisms the students used: acceptance, participating and complying, browsing the internet, seeking internet connection from friends, motivation, and hard work. The participants of this study were able to express and share their learning experiences and coping mechanisms. This study could serve as a good source of useful and accurate information to convey awareness to society.


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How to Cite
Norjannah M. Kudto, Husna T. Lumapenet, & Tarhata S. Guiamalon. (2022). Students’ Learning Experiences in The New Normal Education. Central Asian Journal of Theoretical and Applied Science, 3(5), 221-233.