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Pornel and Muyargas embark on a milestone public service project for UP Visayas

The Educational Research: A Training and Writeshop Program, a one-year public service program for public school teachers of the Department of Education organized by Prof. Jonny Pornel (Division of Prof. Ed.) and Prof. Moniq M. Muyargas (Division of Soc. Sci) took off with its first leg of training conducted on April 22, 2017 at the District of San Joaquin, Iloilo.

Forty teachers participated who initially expressed their mixed emotions about the conduct of research. However, after the first set of exercises and activities, their varied sentiments turned into excitement as they realize that these opportunities for educational research can improve their conduct of the teaching-learning process. The participants were expected to generate their own research problems, collect and analyze data, write their action research outputs, and apply their findings in the teaching-learning processes.

The program is a public service grant that is a product of proposal submitted by Pornel and Muyargas to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) that was consequently approved by the Office of the Chancellor. Public Service and Research have been at the core of the UP Visayas thrusts, hence, faculty members of the Division of Professional Education and Division of Social Sciences of the College of Arts and Sciences have initiated this innovative project for the university to extend its help and services beyond the university’s borders.

This public service project offers an opportunity for the university to engage public school educators to ground their teaching process in the rigors of scientific research while establishing the link between the community and the academe. It is the first regular public service grant approved by the OVCRE and among the first to be piloted for the Monitoring and Evaluation process of the same office.
The project also includes project leaders Prof. Early Sol Gadong (Division of Prof. Ed.), Dr. Marshaley Baquiano (Division of Soc. Sci.) and Administrative Staff, Ms. Jenelie Acosa (Division of Prof. Ed.). (Source: Division of Professional Education)

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