education

Quick Checkup: How Much Do You Know about OBE?

Wireless earphones, 4D movies, bullet trains, and online shopping—everything is changing. Almost everything has deviated from the traditional and has continued to take on innovation, from technology to movies to transportation, down to lifestyle. Just as anything else, education is also making way for change. Over the years, education has been experiencing a lot...

Is there future in HUMSS?

Many people say that if you want to become useful in the future, go for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) or Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) strand in senior high school. But wait, we seem to be missing something. The Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand holds a great promise, too. Sadly, not...

6 things to consider when choosing your LMS

Many school administrators and principals think that learning management systems (LMS) are a dime a dozen. Almost all education companies offer them for no clear value other than they make classroom teaching seem more modern and high-tech. But educators who know how to use it effectively in class will tell you that LMS can...

Vibal Goes Higher with New Higher Ed Textbooks

For over six decades now, Vibal Group has been one of the frontrunners in education publishing. Today, the company continues to fulfill its mission to provide quality textbooks for Filipino students with the release of higher education textbooks for the first time. Following the implementation of the K to 12 curriculum, the Commission on...

Do We Really Need Books for Tech-Voc?

We know for a fact that producing globally competitive graduates is one of the reasons behind the implementation of the K to 12 program. Continuous innovation and development happening all around the world demand more competent individuals in the labor force; thus, a need for holistic learning that will equip students with the proper...

Continuing Professional Development: Navigating the Sea of Opportunity

A professional in any field knows that sailing to success is a voyage that doesn’t really end with just one destination. There are always new ports opening on the sea of opportunity for the most skilled and well-rounded professionals. Taking advantage of such opportunities necessitates almost constant improvement on the part of the individual;...

Teaching Filipino is not easy after all

The subject is deemed “madali lang” and yet many Filipino students find it difficult to converse and write in Filipino. When challenged to talk fluently in the mother tongue, many students would often resort to code-switching. When tasked with writing an essay in Filipino, expert teachers would always encounter issues ranging from poor vocabulary...

What’s Arbitrary and Necessary in Math?

Teaching is a balancing act. The idea is to impart sufficient information to students and still teach independent critical thinking. The goal is always to create informed citizens who are capable of deducing from any set of data. But how does a teacher, especially a Math teacher, accomplish this while teaching formulas and calculations? “In 1999, Dave Hewitt...

Do Student Magazines Really Make a Difference?

Student magazines. Almost every publishing house that produces educational textbooks offers them. Promises range from “it complements the contents of the book” to “it will make your student smarter.” But are these supplementary reading materials (SRMs) really necessary? Two licensed educators offer their thoughts below. Erika Arcamo, Computer Subject, Elementary “Supplementary reading materials are...