ACTRC would like to congratulate Dr John Pegg on receiving the degree of Doctor of Education (honoris causa) from the Philippine Normal University. Dr Pegg is the Australian-based Director of the Research Centre for Teacher Quality (RCTQ) at the Philippine Normal University and is a renowned international expert on theory-based cognition research. RCTQ is ACTRC’s sister centre and conducts high-impact applied research directed at strengthening teacher quality in the Philippines. Both centres are supported by the Australian government and work in partnership to inform the K-12 Basic Education Program in the Philippines. Dr Esther Care attended the conferment and along with the ACTRC community would like to congratulate John on this wonderful occasion.