Category Archives: Projects

ACTRC and Philippines represented at UNESCO-APEID conference

Representatives from ACTRC and the Philippines Department of Education gave presentations at the 18th International Conference of UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), held in Bangkok on 26-28 October 2016. At a plenary session, Dina Ocampo, Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction, spoke on Reforms and Transitions in Basic Education in the Philippines, outlining the K–12 reform and

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Article published in special issue of The Asia Pacific Education Researcher

The ACTRC MTB-MLE team has published an article in a special issue of The Asia Pacific Education Researcher. The article, The Challenge of Implementing Mother Tongue Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts: The Case of the Philippines, is based on findings from Phase 2 of the ongoing multiphase study Understanding Best Practices in MTB-MLE in the Philippines. The article presents the various innovations that Philippine educators have

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LearnARMM Policy Forum Report Released

A research forum on the LearnARMM project was held at the Australian Embassy in Makati, Manila, on 8 September 2016. The forum was hosted by Embassy staff and attended by educators from Mindanao and Manila, including academics from ARMM and representatives of DepEd ARMM, BRAC, partner NGOs, SEAMEO INNOTECH, USAID and the University of the Philippines. The main point to emerge

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ACTRC Researcher Presents on Formative Assessment at International Conference

On 22 September 2016, ACTRC Research Officer, Louie Cagasan, represented the Formative Assessment Project team in the international conference on Research and Innovation in Classroom Assessment: International Perspectives organised by Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Australian Catholic University. This year’s conference theme, Research and Innovation Education Practices that Support Quality Classroom Assessment, provided an opportunity to make the presentation, entitled A

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Research Forum on Formative Assessment and Science Curriculum Projects

A joint research forum was held at the University of the Philippines’ (UP) College of Education on 6 September 2016 to disseminate the findings of two ACTRC research projects: the Formative Assessment Project and the Science Curriculum Project. The forum was attended by over 130 delegates, including DepEd teachers, education students from public and private universities, and representatives of other

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ACTRC Contributes to ECCD Study

ACTRC has been contributing to a four-year longitudinal study on early years education and school performance. The project, known as The Philippines Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Study, is funded by UNICEF and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is implemented by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in collaboration with the South East

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ACTRC researcher shares findings at MTB-MLE workshop

ACTRC researcher, Dr Romylyn Metila, gave a presentation at a protocol development workshop on contextualisation of mother tongue-based teaching learning materials in Mandaluyong, 3-5 May, 2016. The workshop, hosted by DepEd and Save the Children, outlined the processes for contextualisation of teaching learning materials in the mother tongue, described the standards, guidelines, tools and focal points for each process, and

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