CED 1stsem caps Proposed Curriculum Revisions, Research Activities, PAFTE caucus, better LET performance, among others
by Prof. Roseniya G. Tamano
The College of Education concluded their 1st semester with hurrah as they successfully conducted a series of activities on and post-Marawi siege from September to December of 2017.
The Undergraduate Research Forum and In- House Review, a project proposal training for the Disaster Risk Reduction-Management, PAFTE conventions, the recently presented and approved proposed curriculum revisions of the college’s eight programs, and better LET results for first takers are just some of the highlights of the many positive narratives of CED.
On November 17 and 24, CED’s Young Researchers’ Club spearheaded the 4th Research Forum and 2nd In-House Review for their undergraduate students taking Methods of Research and Thesis Writing held at the Academic Complex of MSU-Marawi. The Research Forum was graced by the distinguished resource speaker Mr. Camilo M. Bangcola of DepEd-Lanao del Sur II while Dr. Acram Latiph and Prof. Jalaludin Alonto sat as judges/evaluators for the In-House Review.
Another research-related activity was also participated by the CED faculty members in a three-phase Trainings/Workshops on Disaster Risk Reduction-Management and Health held in Cagayan de Oro City from October 26-27 for phase 1, to November 21-23 for phase 2. The CED faculty representatives presented their project proposal Assessment of the Implementation of the DepEd’s Disaster Risk Reduction Manual during the Marawi Siege. The purpose of the workshop was to train participants in crafting researches for DRR-MH with the end-goal of presenting a project proposal. The said activity was organized by the Philippine National Health Research System under the Department of Science and Technology in cooperation with the Mamitua Saber Research Center. The program was participated by the various colleges of MSU-Marawi with the final phase to be scheduled early next year.
In a concerted effort of the faculty and staff, and despite the scarcity of manpower, the college presented their proposed curricular revisions for the undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Filipino, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Studies; Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education with Home Economics as area of specialization; Bachelor of Elementary Education and the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. A total of eight undergraduate programs were proposed by the college in a series of presentation leading to the recently resolved University System Council Meeting on December 1 where System President Habib W. Macaayong pronounced his approval of all the proposed programs.
CED is now also an Institutional Member in the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE) through the efforts of Dr. Montia Jamila D. Sarip, the college dean. On October and November recently, Dean Sarip was also re-elected as member of the Board of Directors both in PAFTE and in Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) during the national and international conventions of the said associations held in Cebu City.
Hopes were high when CED performed better during the September 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers. First takers for elementary level obtained a 77% passing rate, while secondary level first takers attained a 69% passing rate vis-à-vis the national passing rate of 26.33% and 46.37% respectively. Although the college did not produce topnotchers in the recent exam, the passing rate for this semester yielded better results compared to previous performances of the college. Hence, another feat worthy to be applauded.
Finally, the college has also successfully pulled off its first ever computerized voting for the 2017 Education Student Organization election in the last stretch of October and actively partook in the University Intramural Games bagging championship in Karatedo, a podium finish in Women’s volleyball and Sepak Takraw and overall medals of 5 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze in various games including athletics. #