Faculty members from Miriam College Senior High School and Higher Education Units participated in a focus group discussion (FGD) spearheaded by the Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) last August 15, 2018.
The FGD is part of the second phase of the AUDRN Local Knowledge project entitled “Local Knowledge Response to the Challenges of the ASEAN Integration and Philippine Education Reform”. As one of the institutions which pilot tested the AUDRN modules, Miriam College faculty members—six from the Senior High School and four from the HEU—were tapped to implement the project last school year 2017-2018.
During the feedback segment, the teacher-implementers shared their experiences using local knowledge in their lessons. These were seen in subjects such as English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAPP) and Filipino sa Piling Larangan in Senior High School and Understanding the Self, Purposive Communication, and Local Knowledge in the 21st Century in the HEU.
The session was facilitated by the AUDRN team from Silliman University headed by the Dean of the College of Computer Studies Dr. Dave Marcial and assisted by Dr. Mary Anne Temprosa, Associate Dean of the College of Education, and Project Coordinator Myra Villanueva.
The event was attended by Ma. Gregoria Sadicon, Patrixia Niña Grey, Dinalene Castañar-Babac, and Jean Daniel Victolero from the Senior High School and Sheila Lo Dingcong from the HEU. Notre Dame of Jolo College was also represented in the FGD.
AUDRN brings together 21 colleges and universities throughout the Philippines and has linkages with other academic institutions in Asia, all of which are committed to promoting the use of local knowledge in education.