TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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Part 2 – Cultural institutes WE began a month ago, this series on Books, pointing to the fact that the 21st century library is becoming more digital —hence more of connections than collections. However, there will always be the time-old presence of books classified according to the Dewey Decimal system,…

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Part 3 WE began this three-part series on the last Friday of April. The month celebrates Service Learning, a pedagogy evolved from the land grant universities in America and which was then called the “Extension,” one of the three-fold functions of higher education institutions—instruction, research and extension. Over time, “Extension”…

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Part 2 CATCHING up with April, the month celebrating Service-Learning, this column started last week to share information about service learning as a teaching and learning method that is gaining ground in many campuses. Service-Learning is a pedagogy integrating course content and objectives with meaningful service to a community. Experiential…

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Part 1 APRIL, a web source notes, is the celebration month of service learning, a method of teaching that is gaining momentum in many campuses. The College of Education of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Pontifical University, is no exception. Organized and managed by this year’s graduating seniors…

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Part 1 WHEN we talk of quality assurance in academe, it is likely that the need for printed references would stand out in our discussions. Granted that in this age of the internet, libraries are more about connections than collections, the printed references such as books and journals still hold…

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IN his Exchange and Power in Social Life, Peter M. Blau (1964) wrote: “To speak of social life is to speak of the association between people – their associating in work and in play, in love and in war, to trade or to worship, to help or to hinder. It…

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THIS March is a stressful month for most degree candidates. Not entirely their fault. That’s life, especially in graduate school. Their capstones, usually research projects, theses or dissertations are nearing the deadlines for final oral defense. In fact, this fearsome deadline began one or two months earlier. But as always,…

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QUO vadis—this Latin phrase means “Where are you going? Or “Whither goest thou?” As one blogger wrote, “Where are we really going with our life in this world—to journey with Christ and gain eternity with Him or go the wrong path and be doomed forever. It is important to know…

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Part 4 THE previous week we dwelt on the soft technology that graduate school professors use in classes on seminar formats. We distinguished hard technologies as “tangible components that can be purchased and assembled into assistive-technology systems. They include everything from simple mouth sticks to computers and software.” From the…

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