BU holds 6th Regional Conference on Promoting World-Class Education

Monday March 22,2021


Bicol University (BU) Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) in partnership with BU Higher Education Regional Research Center (HERRC), and Publication and Knowledge Management Division (PKMD) Under the Office of the Vice President for Research Extension and Development (VPRDE) held the virtual 6th Regional Conference on Promoting World-Class Education on March 15 to 16, 2021

The two-day online conference commenced with a welcome remarks delivered by BU VPRDE Dr. Luis O. Amano followed by the keynote speaker from Philippine Normal University (PNU) Vice President for Research, Planning and Quality Assurance Dr. Ronald Allan S. Mabunga with the topic, ‘Sustaining Quality Assurance in Teaching and Research in the Midst of the Pandemic’.

Afterwards, the first Plenary Talk covered the topic on Opportunities for Research during the Pandemic discussed by PNU Publication Office Director Dr. Marie Paz E. Morales followed by BU Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Director Dr. Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio for the topic on Fostering Growth Mindset of Teachers and Researchers during Pandemic.

With a total of 28 papers, the afternoon sessions commenced for the Curriculum and Innovation category facilitated by Dino Manuel E. Prestado. Five research papers were presented coming from local provinces of the Bicol region; which are as follows: (1) Rey-Mark G. Basagre - Central Bicol State University for Agriculture ‘Hands-on Structured Inquiry Activities in Physics: Its Effect to Students Conceptual Understanding; (2) Aries S. Perez – BU College of Education ‘Touch What You Teach: The Use of an iPad-based eBookgame in Teaching English among Public Junior High School Students; (3) Dick Anthony M. Calleja – Legazpi City Science High School ‘Visual Basic Coding: A Digital Tool and its Effects in the Performance Level of 6th Grade Math Learners; (4) Fattlyn P. Oraye – Doña Mercedes Elementary School ‘Enhancement of the Existing Bikol-Guinobatan Contextualized Learner’s Material in Mother Tongue 2’; and (5) Leslie Ann D. Monge – La Purisima National High School ‘Collaborative Activities in Earth Science for Senior High School’.

After the open forum, the second session began under the Pedagogy and Perspectives in Learning and Teaching category. This category presented six research papers from : (1) Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio – BU, Kariza S. Matocino – Anislag National High School ‘Instruction Practices on the Integration of Global Citizenship Education in Elementary and Secondary Levels’; (2) Bryan E. Novio – Ligao National High School (LNHS) ‘Assessment of Project STYLUS in the Elementary Schools in Ligao City Division’; (3) Janin C. Borre – Our Lady of Salvation College/BU Polangui Campus ‘Teaching Biology Using Contextualized Learning Kit’; (5) Saturnino L. Macasinag, Jr. – LNHS ‘The Use of Installation Arts in Teaching Genetic Concepts’; and (6) Alvin M. Mahawan – Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology ‘Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Instruction on Students’ Conceptual Understanding in Life Science’.

The second day of the conference began with a quick recap by CTE Director Dr. Bercasio followed by the 3rd Plenary Talk on Journal Publication: Options and Pointers for Teachers-Researchers discussed by PNU Publication Office Director Dr. Morales.

The 3rd Session for the Learning and Learner’s Diversity commenced with five research papers: (1) Isabel D. Porlaje – LNHS ‘Parental Involvement in the Study Habits of Grade 7 Students in LNHS’; (2) Julius Jose O. Bercasio, Mary Angelyn A. Balce, Camille Anne O. Barcoma – Philippine Science High School (BRC) ‘Home Enviroment and Achievement Motivation and their Effect on Academic Performance of Selected Students of PSHS – Bicol Regional Campus’; (3) Dino Manuel E. Prestado – Nabua National High School ‘The Use of Multiple Representations in Physics’; and (4) Janine Faye B. Tagarda – BU ILS Senior High School ‘Use of Interactive Visual Novel Game in Teaching Grade 8 Physics’.

After the open forum for the plenary talk, the 4th Session for Curriculum and Innovation began with five papers presented on: (1) Rommel Carl Peralta – LNHS ‘Effect of Puzzle for Inventive Thinking and Reflective Exploration in Science (PITREX) on Students’ Mastery Level along Critical Contents in Science’; (2) Nestor Lasala Jr. – Sorsogon State College (SSC) ‘Game-Based Activities in Teaching Grade 7 Biology’;  (3) Leyzil D. Guemo – Gallanosa National High School ‘Lessons Using Illustrated Instructional Materials in Grade 7 Biology’; (4) Hector B. Atondo – Tabaco National High School ‘Contextualized Instructional Materials in Teaching Reading and Writing’; (4) Leyzil D. Guermo – Gallanosa National High School ‘Lessons Using Illustrated Instructional Materials in Grade 7 Biology; and (5)   B. Llenarizas – Maroroy Elementary School ‘Development of Modules in English VI Integrating Climate Change Concerns’.

Moderated by Prof. Merriam P. Maldo, the next Session coveredEducational Policy, Leadership and Management with a total of four papers.

The papers presented were: (1) Maria Teresa M. Abainza – BUCE ‘Dyadic Perspectives of Mentors and Mentees: Basis for a Mentoring Program’; (2) Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio – BUCTE ‘Promoting Lifelong Learning through Institutionalization of Community Engagements in Bicol University’; (3) Arim E. Valencia – St. Agnes Academy ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program of St. Agnes Academy, Legazpi City’; and (4) Venus J. Cahapay – Pawa National High School ‘Benefits and Challenges of ICT Integration in Medium Secondary Schools of Legazpi City Division’.

The session continued for the Education and Culture category with the following five papers presented: (1) Wendy S. Lotivio – Albay Central School ‘Indigenized Game-based Learning in Grade VI Science’; (2) Michael B. Bibon – Cawayan National High School ‘Indigenous Medicinal Plants and Practices in Cagraray Island: Resources for Culture Based Lessons in Biology’; (3) Lizel D. Lerios – SSC ‘Anthology of Gubatnon Folk Songs’; (4) Oliver F. Garbin – SSC ‘Guinubat Street Dance Presentation: Its Identity and Choreographic Effects; and (5) Carlos V. Nueles Jr. – Cabangan High School ‘Millennial Language and Its Implications to Standard English’.

Director for Research and Development Management Division Prof. Ronnel R. Dioneda, Sr. delivered the closing remarks for the conference.