ProfEd faculty storm October-November conference circuits

The members of the faculty of the Division of Professional Education, College of Arts and Sciences participated in various conferences for the months of October and November, here in the country and abroad.

Dr. Lovella S. Divinagracia, faculty member for Mathematics Education, presented three papers during the MATHED’s 12th Biennial International Conference on Mathematics Education held at Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Organized by ‘The Council of Mathematics Educators, Inc.,’ the conference revolved around the different issues and innovations in Mathematics Education. Her research papers entitled “Interrelationships of Metacognitive Processes in Mathematical Problem Solving” focused how metacognitive processes work together to help attain mathematical problem solving solutions among learners. Her second paper “Seeing God through Numbers: Forming Values Integration Statements for Mathematics Classrooms” is a qualitative study which identified the meanings of numbers present in the seven miracles of Jesus Christ. While her paper entitled “Readiness in Teaching Mathematics with Information Communication Technology” measured the ICT skills and how teachers integrate information and communication technology in Mathematics classrooms.

Prof. Ma. Arve B. Bañez joined the 41st Annual UGAT (Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc.) Conference held at the Visayan State University (VSU), Baybay, Leyte, Nov 7-9, 2019. The conference focused on the theme Food (In)security: The Anthropology of Food and Eating. Prof Bañez shared her insights from her paper entitled "The Right to Food: Compressor Fishing Rights Access of Lampirong (Placuna placenta) Fisher-divers of a Coastal Municipality in Panay, Philippines, under the Food Rights and Livelihood Strategies cluster of the conference. UGAT, Inc. is an anthropological association in the country.

Prof. Aileen Chong, also presented her paper entitled “Breaking Ground: An Experiential Learning Activity Towards Cultivating Virtues” during the 1st National Innovation and Technology Conference held at De La Salle University, Manila on Nov.19-20, 2019.

Meanwhile, Prof. Jessie L. Labiste Jr. presented his paper during the 2nd Asian EFL Journal’s International Conference on Research and Publication at Site Skills Training Campus in Clark, Pampanga, Nov. 8-10, 2019. He shared his initial findings as to how teachers integrate maritime culture in the language learning and teaching of secondary schools in Northern Iloilo with his paper entitled “The Integration of Maritime Culture in Junior High School English Language Lessons: Narratives from English Language Teachers.”

Prof. Labiste also presented a similar paper entitled “The Maritimity of Contextualized Language Education” during the 1st International Conference on Gender, Adult Literacy, Active Citizenship for Social Transformation (GALACST) at the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, Nov. 20-22, 2019.

Dr. Randy M. Madrid, ProfEd’s faculty for Social Studies, at the same time the Director for the Center for West Visayan Studies, presented a number of papers at various conferences here and abroad.

  • “Colonial Policies Concerning Chinese Mestizo Landholdings in Negros in the 19th Century as Disclosed in Estadisticas de Los Terrenos Agricolas” during the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Conference, NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Oct. 3-4, 2019.
  • “All Quiet in the Western Front: Resistance and Liberation on the Other Side of the Visayas from 1944-1945” during the 75th Anniversary of Leyte Landings Conference, Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City, Leyte, Oct. 17-19, 2019.
  • “Locating the Indigenous in the Global Village” during the 8th ADHIKA Regional Conference on History and Culture, Pandan Central School, Pandan, Antique, Oct. 25-27, 2019.
  • “Chinese Communities in the Urbanisation of Iloilo City, Philippines: History, Identity, and Cultural Formation” during the 10th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of the Chinese Overseas, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, Nov. 9-11, 2019.

Dr. Madrid capped his paper presentations with his paper entitled “Pangangayaw ng mga Bisaya sa Fujian at Nanyang at ang Implikasyon nito sa Pagkabuo ng Pamayanang Tsino sa Oton, Iloilo noong Dantaon 14” for the 30th ADHIKA National Conference on History and Culture, Romblon State University, Odiongan, Romblon, Nov. 28-30, 2019.

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