Pafte sets convention in Cebu-A A +A
Sunday, October 14, 2012
WITH globalization and the continuous influx of new technologies changing the landscape of teaching and learning, are Filipino teachers equipped with the necessary competencies to keep up?
The Philippine Association for Teacher Education (Pafte) headed by its president, Dr. Brenda B. Corpuz, will hold their 41st annual convention and second international convention at the City Sports Club, Cebu City, on Oct. 17-19, with the theme, “Revolutionizing Teaching and Learning for Global Education through Research.”
Dr. Nap Imperial, deputy executive director of the Commission of Higher Education (Ched), will serve as keynote speaker.
Both from Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid), Dr. Kenneth Vine, senior education adviser, and Susan Atkins, education specialist, will talk on “Research in Teaching” and “Learning: Global Trends and Experiences and Establishing International Linkages for Research,” respectively. Dr. Roberto Padua will discuss research publication and refereeing, while Bo Sanchez will give tips on spiritual wellness. Dr. Lohindren V. Adorable and A-Teacher Party-list Rep. Juliet Cortuna will tackle health and wellness.
There shall be 12 research presenters on different topics from teacher education institutions of the different regions.
Dr. Ethel Valenzuela of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (Seameo-Innotech) will speak on comparative research in education, while Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, chair of Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, will share about research-based continuum.
Updates from Ched, the Teacher Education Council (TEC), and the Technical Panel for Teacher Education (TPTE) will be handled by Dr. Purita P. Bilbao, TEC and TPTE member.
Dr. Paz I. Lucido is expected to give updates on Project Write, and Dr. Ofelia Posecion will present the findings of the Pafte research on the current teacher education curriculum. A business meeting among Pafte members will follow.
A registration fee of P3,800 is required for each participant, inclusive of convention materials, meals and a certificate of participation.
For inquiries and further information, one may coordinate with Dr. Mila L. Borabo, Pafte executive secretary at 735-7072 or 735-6861 local 33, or email email@example.com.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 15, 2012.