TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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Part 1 ORGANIZATIONAL culture is an organization’s way of life. It is “a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in organizations.” Based on this culture system, the organization has its unique way of “doing things” evident in its policies and practices. This culture is…

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TWO papers in 2008 and 2009 which my former tutor at Surrey University, UK, Dr. Lewis Elton wrote, were both an early advocacy of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). In those papers he discussed why SoTL can properly be linked to the continuing professional development (CPD) of academics.…

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EVER since the Commission on Higher Education issued CHED Memorandum No. 46, s.2012, the ball started rolling to convert the traditional syllabus into an outcomes-based format. The CHED issuance ruled that syllabi adopt the outcomes-based mode of instruction. Academics all over the country devoted serious time to rewrite their respective…

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WITH increasing strides, digital technology transports people virtually where connection is possible to any corner of the world, bringing information that influences decision-making and behavior. We can no longer ignore what’s taking place and will take place, which, like it or not, would leave imprints on our lives. As the…

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WHAT does one do after formally being designated to a position in one’s institution? Formally means that one must have earlier accepted the position offered when one was called by a higher-up for a consultation after which one awaits the written memorandum order of higher management for the position. Whether…

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BESIDES conferences, lectures and seminars, workshops are also a popular training mode. Enterprising individuals have set up training centers to cater for professional and/or personal development needs. So, what is a workshop worth our while—learning gains, participation fees and time invested considered? What a training workshop is. A workshop differs…

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GROWING interest on continuing professional and personal development (CPPD), be this be through seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. have come to the fore. A number of entrepreneurial groups, including professional associations, conduct review seminars for licensure examinations, IELTS and for other purposes. Known experts are flown not only from the national…

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“We must immediately expand our vision beyond standard educational institutions. In our cultures of today – and of tomorrow – parents, peers, and media play roles at least as significant as do authorized teachers and formal schools…if any cliché of recent years ring true, it is the acknowledgment that learning…

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TWENTY-SEVEN years ago, on October 3, 1990, divided Germany achieved its unification, celebrating at midnight with the pealing of bells, national hymns and the jubilant blare of good old German traditional songs. <http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big003.html> Before and after unification. Three years earlier, during a week’s break from my studies in London, a…

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