by Odessa May Escalona
While majority of Iligan City schools are in full swing with classes in various levels, MSUIIT takes its summer break with seminars and workshops, one of which is a three-day intensive writeshop on Current Trends and Issues in Education and Learning.
With the main objective of training and harnessing MSUIIT academic community’s research for journal publication, IIT’ s College of Education, a CHED-recognized Center of Excellence, holds the seminar-workshop starting June 19 to June 21, 2018 at its amphitheater, with Dr. Ronel B. King as its resource speaker.
Dr. King, one of Asia’s top-most educational psychology expert, is a well-published scholar whose affiliation is no less than with The Educational University of Hongkong, #9 World Ranking University in Quality Standards (QS) in Education. Dr. King has been a part of the editorial board of several Scopus/ISI-Indexed Publications.
Day-1 opened with welcoming remarks from Prof. Darwin J. Manubag, Director of the Extension program of the OVCRE. Manubag led the applause on the pioneering efforts of CED under the leadership of Dr. Josefina M. Tabudlong to have made the program possible.
CED College Research Coordinator Dr. Imelu G. Mordeno, instrumental in bringing Dr. King to Iligan City, gave the introduction of Dr. King, his accomplishments as well as the works he had published so far.
The 3-day writeshop tackles the seemingly elusive publication challenge of the academe and the dynamics and importance of publishing research in education and psychology. There will also be lectures and step-by step demonstrations on writing the different parts of a research study, e.g., the introduction section which will only be written in one paragraph, the methods section and discussion and conclusions sections. These will be interspersed with clinic-ing during the workshop sections.
As Dr. Joy M. Tabudlong explained the rationale for the training: “In this seminar-workshop, we intended to publish in international journals… and this is a commitment to ourselves, we will publish, we want to contribute to the quest of new knowledge.”