by Chuvic M. Etabag
Ten Cenphilian faculty members presented 11 researches, one of which was a finalist in research award, at the 2nd International Research Conference on Teacher Education and Indigenous Peoples Education at Subic, Zambales on March 1-3.
Dr. Flora Lingamen Carpio from CPSU-Hinigaran Campus and DYHB’s host for My Titser on Air received an award as a Finalist for Best Research, Basic Education Category, for her study, “Challenges in the Implementation of the Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE): Basis for Effective Teaching Strategies and Policy Intervention.”
Hosted by the Philippine Normal University North Luzon Campus, the Indigenous Peoples Hub, the event sought to shed light on key issues regarding Teacher Education and the Indigenous Peoples Education.
The ten research presenters from CPSU were headed by Research Director Dr. Mae Flor G. Posadas who also presented her paper entitled “Socio Economic Characteristics and the Impact of Anthropogenic Activities in Southern Cauayan Municipal Forest and Watershed Reserve.”
Other presenters and their studies include: (1) Dr. Riza Stephanie A. Alfaraz who presented her study, Bukidnon Karulano Farming Practices, Cultural Relevance, Preservation and Promotion; (2) Annalyne D. Recana and Maria Lorina B. Crobes on Traditional Healing Practices of Barangay Camingawan Residents; (3) Prof. Crobes and co-author Anabelle Togalon (Kabankalan National High School) on Enhanced Students’ Performance in Eighth Grade Probability through Concrete Manipulatives; (4) Joehaida S. Oquias, who presented two studies entitled Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Utilized by Carolanos’ Indigenous Healers and Accelerating Vocabulary Comprehension and retention in Physical Science Subject; (5) Ida Flor C. Ferraris on Hambingan Pag-aaral sa Pagkuha ng Filipino Bilang Medjor; (6) Dr. Germa T. Borres (Cauayan Campus) on Story of a Better Life: Lived Experiences of TESDA Graduates (7) Dr. Karla G. Castor (Hinigaran Campus) on Traditional Dance Practices of the Indigenous People of Carol-an: A Teaching Tool for K-12 Program; and (8) Chuvic M. Etabag (Candoni Campus) on Classroom Library and Reading Comprehension.
Together with the presenters was Dr. Eleanor F. Castro, board member of Rise for Indigenous Peoples Education Network (RIPE NET), an organization created during the 1st International Research Conference and is now one of the bodies spearheading the conference.
All 234 research presentations, directed toward the advancement of education for Sustainable Development, were spread over parallel sessions following the themes (1) IPEd Studies, (2) Language Studies, (3) Higher Education, (4) SPED Studies, (5) Basic Education, (6) Math Education, (7) Science Education, (8) Gender Studies, and (9) Special Topics.
The plenary sessions, including the keynote speech by UNESCO Chair Dr. Charles Hopkins, revolved around the theme “Reorienting Education Systems for Sustainable Development.” Other speakers include Butch Rufino, Basic Education IP Curriculum Expert, Dr. Ushio Miura, Senior Program Specialist at UNESCO Thailand, and Dr. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President of the International Association of Universities, a UNESCO-affiliated organization based in Paris.
Dr. Donna B. Remigio was the overall coordinator and Dr. Elena A. Navas was the project chair for the conference.
Photo credits to the Official Photographer of the 2nd International Research Conference on Teacher Education and Indigenous Peoples Education