TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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HAVING minimal time to reflect when one prepares for a quality assurance visit, I realize time is a truly exhaustible resource. Yesterday, I received a friendly text — an observation about time which read something like this: In the past, only a few wear wristwatches. And there seemed to be…

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LET’S discuss the when, who, what and why of comprehensive examinations. For purposes of our topic on comprehensive examinations, and to provide the context of our discussion, we begin by broadly defining a curriculum of degree programs as a systematic prescribed set of categories of courses with number of credit-units…

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ACADEMIC institutions that have put up internationalization units as part of their organizational structure are increasing. Internationalization is seen as “something higher education institutions (HEI’s) do, while globalization is something that is happening to them.” With Asean 2015 expected to achieve its goals at end of this 2015, HEI’s have…

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MANY of us in academe have had varying exposure to quality assurance activities in our respective institutions. UNESCO defines quality assurance as “the systematic review of educational programmes to ensure that acceptable standards of education, scholarship and infrastructure are being maintained.”<http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/ strengthening-education-systems/higher-education/quality-assurance/> Systematic review covers vision, mission and goals and…

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LIKE any part of culture, including academic culture, the purpose and features of the doctorate degree do change overtime. There are three known types at present – the research, the practitioner’s and the honorary doctorate. Let’s have a swift rundown of its origin up to what it is at present.…

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BEING greatly interested in literature, I invite you to journey with me through time and reflect on teacher practices designed to enliven a class and what must have been the educational perspectives behind the activities required of students in literature and language classes. In secondary level literature classes, lessons end…

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THE previous columns on the Department of Education’s Special Foreign Language Program (SFLP) highlighted the main features of the languages program in Spanish, Japanese and German. We described the concrete efforts, which the respective foreign embassies and their cultural institutes dispensed to maintain a vigorous implementation of foreign language education…

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THE Philippine Government’s Official Gazette records the DepEd’s Special Program for Foreign Language (SPFL) as having been initiated in SY 2009-2010 and implemented in selected public secondary schools. Starting, with the Spanish, French, and Japanese languages, the DepEd added German the year after and Chinese in SY 2011-2012. For this…

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ACADEMIC institutions with newly installed Internationalization units in their respective organizational structures are increasing. Along ASEAN 2015 timeline to achieve its goals at end of December this year, HEI’s have also changed their institutional statements – their Vision, Mission and Goals —- to blend with ASEAN integration. With or without…

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