Writing Efficient Modules for Online Education Program

Some Objectives:
1. To teach about module writing
2. To present a module design that is compatible with online education program
3. To introduce an effective module format that advocates e-learning and blended learning

Module (in education) refers to a relatively brief course of study that forms part of an academic subject, course or program, e.g. an element that forms part of a syllabus

Modular design (in education) is a methodology that subdivides a course into smaller interdependent* but interrelated parts (modules) that can be used ideally in various subjects to serve multiple purposes.


Education of the Mind, Heart, and Hands: Challenges to the Changing Educational System

 SOME CALL IT ‘COOPERATIVE EDUCATION’. But we can argue that the more fitting manner to depict this educational approach that involves the ‘3H’—the head, the hand, and the heart—is to call it a ‘holistic education’.

Education of the mind
Education of the head (or the mind) has been the focus of educational systems for long. Especially during ancient Greek’s dominance, education was almost synonymous to mere intellectual development. Classical Greek philosophers considered intellectual exercises, like contemplation, as the highest form of activity. 


Making the School an Effective Community:The Support Staff, Students & Progress Report, and School Climate

School managers, teachers, staff, students, parents and the rest of the people involved in learning institution should collaboratively work as a team to advocate the dimensions and indicators of a healthy school climate.           
            Teachers for instance, in striving to create a culture of excellence in school, should collectively search for ways to become more effective mentors, who value changing their own knowledge base and skills, and who seek change to accomplish improvement.  As Peter Senge's Fifth Discipline (1990) promoted, a work environment must be one where employees engaged as teams, developing a shared vision to guide their work, operating collaboratively to produce a better product, and evaluating their output ...


5 Basic Etiquette Tips in Conducting Surveys

1. Define the survey's purpose

There’s nothing wrong in telling the respondents the purpose of the research or survey.

2. Keep it short as much as possible
Keep survey respondents in the loop along the way by telling them up front how long the survey might take. Time is a top complaint among people who have taken surveys, so avoid unnecessary conversations ...



46 Important Information about PCER

THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 46, President Joseph Ejercito Estrada on December 7, 1998 establishedthe multisectoral Presidential Commission on Educational Reform (PCER) that would craft a "budget feasible" program to address the concerns in equipping  Filipinos with world class education.
            "Without world class education, we Filipinos will remain a nation of low cost wage earners and outcasts from the highly competitive global labor market," Estrada explained.
            The following are some of the information we need to know about PCER ...


Educational Administration as a Process of Management

Copyright 2011 by Jensen DG. Mañebog
Meaning of management

Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.

          Since organizations can be viewed as systems, management can also be defined as human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system. This view opens the opportunity to 'manage' oneself, a pre-requisite to attempting to manage others ...


Legal Cases in Education: Some Samples

THE FOLLOWING ARE HYPOTHETICAL AND FICTIONAL CASES and the decisions rendered for each case are, of course, ‘unofficial’ and subject to scrutiny by legal experts. Nonetheless, the article somehow gives educational managers and administrators a glimpse on how to address school problems that involve legality.

Case #1: Germany
ALEXANDER PARIJS, a skilled Belgian professor, was accepted to teach General Knowledge in Grundschule Schulkamp, a primary school in Hamburg, Germany. Parijs, being a former seminarian who got his MA from Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, is a devoted Christian. Because of his great religious dedication, he made it a ‘classroom rule’ for his students to utter Catholic prayers before and after his classes as practiced in his alma mater. He even gave away pieces of crucifix which his students must wear at least during their classes.
Eventually, this matter became known to the parents of his students and they reported to the school administration insisting that Parijs must be sanctioned because his acts can be classified as gross violation of the “separation of church and state doctrine” which was guaranteed by the Constitution of Germany ...


18 Qualities of a Good Teacher

1. Calmness
Being good at helping students de-stress or be relaxed for learning to take place.
2. Compassion for students
Caring about students as individuals and wanting to help them. Willing to speak up for them to other people, if need be.

3. Confidence
Believing in oneself despite setbacks and not letting problems get him/her upset.
4. Creativity
Being imaginative in using various methods in teaching to make learning fun.
5. Dedication to excellence
Wanting the best from students and oneself, not settling for mediocrity ...


Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL): Some Strenghts

Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL): Some Strenghts
OBTL is a student-centered learning philosophy that focuses on empirically measuring student performance, which are called outcomes as opposed to traditional learning’s emphasis on resources or inputs.  Like in Competency-Based Education, it requires students to demonstrate that they have learned the required skills and content. The following are some of its strengths:

The students’ outputs measure the students’ performance as well as the teachers’ effectiveness and the deficiency in curriculum which would require corrective actions.


It requires identification of not only what students are supposed to learn but also how and to what standard. (What do I intend my students to be able to do after my teaching that they couldn’t do before, and to what standard?) ...


School Administration: Some Questions and Answers

1. In an instance when the principal is out with all the staff to attend to an important activity called by the superior, to whom do you leave the school/office? Why?

THE SCHOOL could be entrusted to the Assistant Principal or anybody next in line. If the principal has no assistant and there is no clear next in line in the roster, a competent substitute (OIC) could be chosen and assigned while the principal is out. The substitute may come from the faculty or from outside the school—provided that he/she is capable and knowledgeable in holding the temporarily vacant position. (For more qualities to consider in looking for a substitute, please see answer in question number 2 ...



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