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BUCE prof wins ‘Best Paper Award’ on 1ST IMCETEMDS

September 20, 2022

BUCE prof wins ‘Best Paper Award’ on 1ST IMCETEMDS

Bicol University College of Education’s faculty member, Julius R. Satparam won the Best Paper Award for his research entitled “A Systematic Review of the Flipped Classroom Research in K-12: Implementation, Challenges and Effectiveness,” during the 1st International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering and Technology, Education, Management and Development Studies (IMCETEMDS) on November 26 to 27, 2021 via video conferencing.

The virtual event was organized by the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Center for Research and Development with the theme “Fostering Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation towards Sustainable Development in the New Normal,” which aimed to provide an academic platform for researchers, professionals, scholars, and academicians to present the latest research findings and describe emerging technologies and directions in Engineering and Technology, Education, Management, and Development Studies.

It was participated in by 150 researchers from various educational institutions in the Philippines and abroad with a total of 80 research papers presented in ten tracks. Prof. Satparam’s study was categorized under Track 8: Curricular Development and Instructional Innovation.

According to Prof. Satparam, the study that he presented was driven by his interest in blended learning approaches and how they can potentially maximize the utilization of technologies in complementing online and face-to-face classes, which is a project he did with the University of Wollongong Australia (UOW) under the supervisory management of Dr. Tiffani Apps of the School of Education at UOW.

“My overall goal in conducting the study was to have an understanding of how I can implement flipped classroom in my own context of teaching mathematics by taking a look at how teachers from around the world have implemented the approach, particularly on the specific strategies, technologies, and resources utilized. It was also my goal to understand the challenges encountered by flipped classroom teachers to mitigate those challenges in my implementation,” he stated.

“These goals now extend to helping other teachers interested in implementing the approach by providing a synthesis of insights drawn from currently available K-12 flipped classroom literature. We are optimistic that the paper will be published soon in a journal for the academic community to have access to it,” he added.

(written by Jenny Pontigon | with layout by Caitlin Conda | Source: The Mentor