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BIOTA Education and Research Symposium – Workshop

by Joelouis Anne A. Odquin- BSED – 2

Posted on 2020-02-13 08:47:16

Saint Paul University Dumaguete has participated in the Biology Education and Research Symposium – Workshop held at the University of San – Jose Recoletos Main Campus, Cebu City on the 25th of January, 2020. The event was organized and facilitated by the Biology Teachers^^ Association (BIOTA) – Central Visayas Chapter in cooperation with USJ-R.

Two (2) second-year students from the College of Arts, Sciences and Education namely: Jayca E. Lamari (BSED – Math) and Joelouis Anne A. Odquin (BSED – Gen Sci), together with Ms. Anna Grace Averia (CASE Faculty) have actively represented SPUD in the said event. Together with them were Faculty Members and Doctors of Education from the different Universities and Schools around Central Visayas, mostly from Cebu.

The lectures and workshops included in the whole day activity were: "Action Research for Innovation and Continuous Improvement of Professional Practice" and a workshop on "Using Action Research to Evaluate Innovative Pedagogies" delivered and facilitated by Dr. Maricar S. Prudente from De La Salle University, Manila; and Allergy and Microbiome Dysbiosis and Problem Based Exploration by Dr. John Donnie A. Ramos from University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

SPUD participants were able to venture on digital tools that can be of use in transforming a teacher-centered approach (passive) to a student-centered approach (active) in teaching Biology and other fields of education.

An oath-taking ceremony for the new members of BIOTA, together with its newly elected officers, happened just before the event has officially ended. The Annual National Convention for BIOTA will be this coming April 23-25 in Palo, Leyte.

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