Science education in the Philippines has always been a cause of concern for policy-makers and educators. Even as far back as 1998, Ibe and Ogena already pointed out that the “absence of a science culture [in our country] is a major factor in students’ low achievement in science and math”. Beasley of the Philippines-Australia Project in Basic Education (PROBE) also emphasized that the context in which Filipino teachers must work cannot anymore be changed; what needs to be done is produce a set of talented teachers who will have “new skills to influence the professional actions of thousands additional teachers”.
In light of the upcoming curriculum shift to be implemented in the Basic Education Level, the PSHS System deems it necessary to equip not only their own teachers but also those from outside the system with pedagogical strategies and science, mathematics and language knowledge base who will serve as exemplars in the effective delivery of S&T instruction. Since the PSHS Curriculum which is focused in science and mathematics is a model in the Philippines, the PSHS System deems it appropriate to mirror the curriculum, especially on its delivery, in this Training Institute.
The lack of relevant and sustainable training for teachers which would translate to effective instruction is also a major reason for the poor performance of our students in many international assessments. This Institute aims to provide a training ground for teachers in the secondary level in the areas of science and mathematics, which will hopefully address this need. An additional feature is the inclusion of a workshop for English teachers which will complement a school’s reading/writing program. The focus on competencies for the 1st year level in high school will aid the trainees on their delivery of the subject matter in a more effective manner.
The Institute is a program which aims to improve Science and Technology Education with the end goal of increasing the number of Science and Technology human resource.
a. To upgrade science and mathematics teachers’ theoretical competence in their respective fields.
b. To develop English teachers’ competence in teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing to students.
c. To build up on teachers’ laboratory skills by immersing them in relevant practical activities and investigations.
d. To add to teachers’ knowledge base on teaching and learning strategies by incorporating science/math related pedagogy to the program.
e. To develop teachers’ skills in technology integration in the classroom.
Luzon: PSHS Main Campus (Diliman, QC)
PSHS Ilocos Region Campus (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
PSHS Cagayan Valley Campus (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya)
PSHS Bicol Region Campus (Goa, Camarines Sur)
Visayas: PSHS Western Visayas Campus (Jaro, Iloilo)
PSHS Central Visayas Campus (Argao, Cebu)
PSHS Eastern Visayas Campus (Palo, Leyte)
Mindanao: PSHS Southern Mindanao Campus (Tugbok District, Davao City)
PSHS Central Mindanao Campus (Balo-I, Lanao del Norte)
There are two major activities in this program, the training of teachers and the scaffolding/monitoring.
Training will be conducted in two phases: Phase 1 on May 7-11, 14-18, 2012 and Phase 2 on October 24-28, 2012. Scaffolding/monitoring will be done from June to October.
Philippine Science High School
BICOL REGION CAMPUS
Tagongtong, Goa, Camarines Sur
Telefax: 453-2048 loc 101
MS. ELSIE G. FERRER
Project Implementor (Campus Level)
MS. GLAIZA R. REOBILO
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