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Graduate School students and faculty members present research papers in UNESCO-APNIEVE Philippines 20th National Convention

Students and teachers of the Graduate School presented their research papers in the 20th National Convention of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education Philippines. The event, which was held on November 22-26, 2021 virtually via Zoom, was also an international webinar which had a registration of 360 participants from 149 educational institutions.

Graduate School Dean Sr. Gerolinda Tingson, OSA was among the presenters in the convention. She presented her paper entitled, “Leadershift during the Pandemic: La Consolacion College Bacolod Best Practices”. Sr. Tingson is APNIEVE Philippines’ coordinator in Region 6 Western Visayas.

The national convention was held to increase understanding of pedagogies in the new normal in the context of values education and international education, and the challenges of and opportunities for the development of digital citizenship in the light of the new realities of education through the showcase research, best practices, and lesson demonstrations integrating values education.

It hoped that through the sessions the organization guided the participant in understanding “the new concept of leadership in the VUCAD world”. VUCAD is short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and diversity. A terminology often used by leaders to describe the characteristics of the present time.

Among the Graduate School papers presented were:

“Roles and Competencies of Distance Learning Teachers in the New Normal” by Madeleine Sophie F. Oghayon and adviser Dr. Randdie P. Cuelo;

“Embracing Oral Communication in Distance Learning Modality: A Narrative Inquiry” by Shara Mae Malaluan Oliveres and adviser Melona Q. Guitche, LPT, PhD;

“GeoJazz Podcast as an Instructional Material and Its Impact on Science Achievement and Motivation” by Jazeld Jane C. Estimo and adviser Dr. Joji Linaugo; and

“Sexually Explicit Media Exposure and Compulsive Sexual Tendency among Artistically Inclined College Students” by Rollin Jay T. Libo-on and adviser Dr. Romela R. Aujero.

Sr. Tingson said that she is very proud of the Graduate School students and faculty who were accepted as presenters along with 15 other papers from various HEI’s in the Philippines.

APNIEVE is a non-profit organization affiliated with the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The network was founded in 1995 by former Secretary of Education and UNESCO-National Commission of the Philippines Secretary-General, Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing.