by Rex Godinez Ortega, OC

EFFECTIVE pedagogy is seen in the outcome. With that as background, the Institute opens today (Wednesday, July 17) a seminar-workshop for its teachers that aims to upgrade their level of instructional competence.

The three-day Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Pedagogy for Higher Education Teachers that is held at the College of Education (CED) Amphitheater also targets newly-hired faculty members.

The activity, which is organized by the Office of the Director for Undergraduate Programs of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in partnership with the CED, is conducted to help the Institute sustain the implementation of the Outcome-Based Education or OBE.

The OBE is that paradigm shift in the education system that seeks to address the changing manner or method that students of today learn.

The seminar-workshop opens with a lecture on communication skills and personality development by Fulbright scholar and 2010 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher awardee, Dr. Mercelita Jandayan-Labial.

It also features lectures by CED faculty members that include topics on the 21st-century pedagogy for teaching and learning with technology; and principles of OBE curriculum mapping and the global teacher.

The activity will also revisit differentiated instruction and classroom management strategies for effective instruction, as well as assess the 21st-century classroom.

To assist the teachers in finding the right approach to effectively teach their social media and tech-savvy students, a lecture entitled, Understanding Generation Z Learners, by Prof. Imelu G. Mordeno is scheduled for the third day.  

The seminar-workshop seeks to craft an OBE Syllabus by its conclusion on July 19.

Topics : education 21st-century pedagogy  classroom teaching and learning