The School of Graduate Studies’ 12th Research Colloquium: Responding to the challenges of research, extension, instruction, and scholarship in the ASEAN context

by Ivie Esteban

 The School of Graduate Studies held its 12th Research Colloquium on October 20, 2017 at the Institute’s Mini-Theater for the opening and closing plenary talks and two parallel sessions. The School of Computer Studies also provided the venues (Faculty Lounge and ICT 3B) for the other parallel sessions, both in the morning and afternoon.

 Dr. Edgar W. Ignacio, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,was the invited speaker in the morning, together with Asst. Professor Arnold P. Alamon, the opening plenary speaker.  Dr. Ignacio gave a “discomforting” comparative scenario of the Philippines’ Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with other universities in South East Asia, but towards the end, his introspection and optimism of a more vibrant and competitive academia in terms of research and scholarly publications moved the audience with an appreciative applause.  In the same vein, Mr. Alamon’s plenary talk on “Beyond Research” tried to debunk social media as a platform of scholarship, elaborating that an open dialogue, where real time exchange of ideas takes place, supersedes any form of computer mediated communication.  While stressing the need for relevance in research and extension, he judiciously clinched that the measure of one’s attempt to contribute to knowledge production through research is no mean feat. But when it does, the community responds and embraces it as its own victory, and the researcher no longer resides in his or her ivory tower.  Splendid minds to spice up the seventeen (17) paper presentations of students from the different graduate programs of the Institute: Master in History; Master in Filipino; Master of Science Education major in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physical Education, and General Science; Master in Business Administration, major in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Master in Science in Computer Applications, and Master in Sustainable Development Studies, major in Community Development.  Two doctoral programs were represented, Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education, major in Chemistry and Doctor in Sustainable Development Studies, major in Sustainable Community Development]

There were three parallel sessions in the morning and two parallel sessions in the afternoon.  The themes of the presentations were as follows: “Social Responsibility and Good Governance in the Philippines”(Session 1), “Instructional Material Development and 21st Century Competencies”(Session 2), “Sustainability, Human Capital, and Integrative Mathematics”(Session 3),“Multidisciplinary Enhancement of Teaching Techniques”(Session 4), and “Culture and the Teaching of Mathematics”(Session 5). Each session had three panelists who shared their expertise and experience in research, extension, and instruction through feedback and comments. The Program Coordinators chaired the sessions while the moderators introduced the presenters and panelists, and synthesized the papers and comments.

 The closing plenary talk in the afternoon of Asst. Professor Beatriz Fina A. Cañedo on “Developing Lanao del Norte as a Halal Culinary Tourism Hub of the Philippines” juiced up the research colloquium, to the delight of the audience, with her witty and engaging discussion on her pioneering study on the concept of “halal”.  Her ethnographic search for informants in Lanao was not only tedious but also rewarding, and she left a mark by inviting the audience to consider the wide spectrum of “halal” beyond its ingredients and unique tastes, and its niche in the tourism industry. “Halal” is “a way of life” among our Muslim brothers and sisters in Lanao as well as in our ASEAN neighbors. Its depth and breadth might have been oversimplified, but through research, it is a continuing discourse worth taking.

Dr. Alita T. Roxas, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, in her welcome address, reiterated the rationale of the 12thResearch Colloquium and emphasized scholarship in the conduct of research.  The Assistant Dean, Dr.Ivie C. Esteban closed the program by thanking all the invited speakers, panelists, theses advisers, moderators, program coordinators, graduate teaching assistants, emcees, SGS staff, and most specially, the presenters for a job well done.

The Session 2 Panelists and Graduate Students

The Presenters

Pelmar M. Acosta.  (Master of Science in Education, Major in Mathematics).  “Development of Sunanen-Based Math Activitiesin Geometry (SMAG).”

Razul G. Arboneda. (Master of Science in Community Development).  “Sustainability of Livelihood Projects of HEIs in Tagum City).

Michael M. Baustista.  (Master in Sustainable Development Studies).“Vulnerability to Drought Impacts of family, Communities, Women and Men in Palma Area, North Cotabato: Towards Developing Drought Risk Reduction and Management Framework”

Jovelyn B. Benecario.  (Master in Sustainable Development Studies).“Resiliency of Human Settlement in Environmentally Critical Areas among the Communities in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte”

Jade A. Bengua. (Master in Filipino).“Ang  Larawan ng Pilipinas sa Kartung  Editoryal Tungo sa Maayos na Kalagaya  ng Panlipunan”

Anjelyn T. Betalas. (Master of Science in Education, Major in Mathematics). “Guided Inquiry-Based Teaching Integral Components”.

Marteniano C. Cabili. (Master of Science in Education, Major in Chemistry). “The Effects of Enhanced K to 12 Gas Laws Module on 21st Century Skills Utilizing the 21st Century Learning Design Rubrics”.

Rizalie K. Capangpangan. (Master of Science in Education, Master in Chemistry).  “Teaching Triangle Inequality Through Public Solving”.

Wencel Jean S. Carranza. (Master of Science in Computer Applications).“Development of a Non Rigid Airship Surveillance System for Aerial Photography, Real-Time Video Capture and Wireless Internet Access”

Kharyl C. Genodepanon.(Master in History).“Local Initiatives Towards Heritage Preservation in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, 2001-2016”

Hanifa T. Hadji Abbas. (Master of Science in Education, Major in General Science.). “Development of 7E Model Lesson on Earth Systems: A Lesson Study”.

Reynaldo S. Lahoylahoy.  (Master of Science in Education, Master in Chemistry).  “Development and Evaluation of Computer- Based Multimedia Strategic Intervention Material (CBM-SIM) on Ionic Bonding”.

Regine S. Patangan. (Master in Business Management-HRM).“Servant Leadership, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment among Millennials in the Government”.

Juhayma P. Salem.  (Master of Science in Education, Master in Chemistry).  “Problem-based Lesson on Gas Laws Utilizing PhET Simulations: Its Effects on Meranao Students’ Conceptual Understanding, Critical Thinking Skills, and Attitudes”.

Gretelou L. Sugano. (Master of Science in Physical Education).  “Implicit Benefits and Physical Fitness Participation Among High School Teenager Girls in Manluna, Misamis Oriental”.

Shalom Grace C. Sugano.  (Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education, Major in Chemistry). “Effects of Teaching Methodologies of Student Transformation: A Meta Analysis of Findings”.

Mary Ann E. Telen. (Master of Science in Computer Applications).“Design Construction and Low Attitude Test Flight for Solar Powered Blimp”.

The Panelists

Mr. Jay Rome delos Santos

Dr. Rohane M. Derogongan

Dr. Ivie C. Esteban

Dr. Maria Cecilia Ferolin

Asso. Prof. Nieva M. Mapula

Dr. Cesar T. Miguel

Dr. Edna B. Nabua

Asso. Prof. Hareez V Quimque

Dr. Douglas A. Salazar

Dr. Angeline L. Santos

Dr Josefina M. Tabudlong

Dr. Metodia M.Trinidad

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