TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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Part 3 THE earlier two columns noted the varied perspectives that anchor the classification and categorization of knowledge. These include epistemological (“the rationality of belief or justification”), or positivist (information derived from sensory experience, interpreted through reason and logic) or ontological (the being and knowing of knowledge) views. Thus, knowledge…

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LAST week our review of literature noted the varying perspectives which anchor categorization of knowledge. We chose to report from the perspective of teaching and learning. Hence, we began by describing the first two structure types of knowledge–starting with factual or declarative knowledge and the second structure type, referred to…

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Part one THE outcomes-based syllabus that the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) prescribes gives us more reason to expand our understanding of the taxonomy of cognition. Cognition, the “mental action or process of acquiring knowledge” is usually pegged with rote memory. Pedagogy lectures usually explain knowledge simply as knowing who,…

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AT the onset of getting ready for senior 11, HEI’s had to make unusually hard decisions. This is especially true in having no or very minimal enrolment of college freshmen and next year, likewise, no sophomore college students. So different from June of earlier years when campuses would be teeming…

FLASHBACKS/INSIGHTS

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WITH the outcome-based syllabus prominent in today’s academe, Bloom’s taxonomy has renewed popularity. The many dutiful among us faithfully adopt the behavioral verbs to distinguish from one another the six levels of knowing, understanding, applying, analyzing, organizing and evaluating. There’s the quick switch to Krathwohl’s revision of Bloom’s when the…

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METAPHORS are figures of speech. They help us discover new ideas and the connections among the ideas. They are multifaceted, dimensional and descriptive. They clarify our conceptualization of human life. In using metaphors, we come to better understand social reality. In this sense, metaphors guide our behavior. Metaphors omit “as”…

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WE value the fact that among all creation, it is only us humans who have the ability to communicate through the spoken word. Let us fully use this gift as teachers. Creation continues through the Word. Often, though, the plain use of words do not suffice to communicate what our…

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