TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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WE return to our discussion on Peter Senge’s five disciplines which are the processes involved in an organization’s efforts to realize the change that the organization desires. Earlier, we discussed second order change – a change not just of procedures, but of philosophy, mission and goals—hence, a change that is…

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IN recent years, accords occupy academic discussions. Foremost of this is the Bologna accord. During a consultation meeting on a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order, a couple of participants asked me why there are several accords often mentioned along with the K-12 program. That incident triggered the discussion…

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ACADEMIC departments, as a practice, set a day or two to go “benchmarking.” How does benchmarking take place? The simplest I have observed is a pre-arranged visit to entities to look into the best practices of the latter aligned to the objective/s of the benchmarking visit. Benchmarking participants carry a…

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HERE are some terminologies about academic institutions — their structural divisions, their constituents and how they are classified, ranked and tenured, types of learning institutions, etc — which we may come across in writing or in conversations as we go onward into the 21st century of a rapidly globalizing environment…

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IN the early 50’s, the Bachelor of Arts/Science degrees were known as general AB/BS (Bachelor of Arts/Science). Both degrees did not require a major. When our higher education institutions (HEI’s) began hiring liberal arts graduates to teach, the Department of Education then directed HEI’s to require majors for the AB/BS…

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OUR topic last week was on Personal Mastery, the first of Peter Senge’s five disciplines which are the tools and guiding ideas for an organization to transform itself into a learning organization. In refrain, we quote Senge’s description of a learning organization as ”organizations where people continually expand their capacity…

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WE interrupt our conversation on second order change to dwell on Germany’s Unification Day, which also is my day. And celebrated last week. Every time there would be holidays while in my studies in London, I would bring my backpack and hop into a train for some part of Europe.…

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LAST week we presented five conditions for change to take place, whether related to our personal or work-world. These are, first, there are alternatives to replace what we wish to change. Second, there is the most promising alternative which is doable. The last two conditions, the alternative is beneficial and…

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