Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


digital note-taking, traditional note-taking, 21st century critical thinking skills, anatomy, and physiology


Note-taking has evolved through time where various methods and mediums are being used to aid a student’s learning. This study aims to determine the effects of traditional and digital note-taking on the 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills of health allied students in the subject Anatomy and Physiology. To determine the respondents’ perceived positive and negative effects of traditional and digital note-taking, the researchers utilized the purposive sampling technique by administering an online survey questionnaire via Google Forms. Utilizing the mixed method research design, data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Quantitative (58.9%) and qualitative (61.54%) findings showed that the majority of the 107 respondents prefer digital note-taking. There is also a positive correlation between critical thinking in terms of systematic analysis and thinking outside the box, while most of the respondents were neutral on the subtheme thinking within the box. Considering the perceived negative and positive effects of two note-taking methods, respondents’ overall preference is digital note-taking. Future researchers can explore other 21st century skills and note-taking methods to cater the students’ learning needs.

First Advisor

Fredyrose Ivan L. Pinar