USeP BHC Program conducts workshop on instructional materials development with SEAMEO INNOTECH

The University of Southeastern Philippines, through the research program “Creating Supplemental References Integrating Bangsamoro History and Culture (BHC)”, conducted a workshop on Instructional Materials Development on 23-25 November 2022 at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City. The workshop is one of the deliverables of the research program which aims to address the scarcity of resources on the teaching of Bangsamoro history and culture at the tertiary level. The program is under the auspices of the Mindanao Center for Policy Studies(MCPS) of the College of Development Management.

In her opening remarks, Program Leader Assoc. Prof. Gladys Florangel I. Ortiz underscored the need for the development of instructional materials on Bangsamoro history and culture in order to contribute to the ultimate objective of creating an inclusive and integrative study of Philippine history and culture that accounts for all Filipinos.

Flexible learning specialists Ms. Ma. Christine F. Reyes and Dr. Juan Robertino D. Macalde of the  Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) facilitated the workshop. It was  attended by the program’s  Bangsamoro history writers, module writers and  instructional designer, representatives from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)  Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education, and the program team. The workshop aimed to equip the participants with  the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values required in developing self-instructional materials for flexible learning delivery.

Aside from the workshop, historians  Dr. Felice Noelle Rodriguez of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University,  Dr. Juvanni Caballero and Dr. Munap Hairulla of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology also presented updates on their studies. On the other hand, Gutierrez Mangansakan II, Bangsamoro writer and filmmaker, shared the literary pieces to be included in the anthology of Bangsamoro literature which will form part of the contents of the  modules on Bangsamoro history and culture. The workshop ended with a presentation by the module writers  of the macro skills matrix  for Bangsamoro history and culture.

During the open forum, Dr. Sophia Sharief, Education Supervisor II of MBHTE, expressed her gratitude to the Program Team for responding to the need of BARMM, in particular, and the Philippines, in general.  The Program Team is composed of Program Leader Assoc. Prof. Gladys Florangel I. Ortiz of USeP College of Development Management; Project Leaders Prof. Mary Grace Z. Agbas of USeP CDM, Assoc. Prof. Marivic N. Neri of USeP College of Education, Assoc. Prof. Sajed S. Ingilan of USeP College of Arts and Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Roland Dalagan of Davao Oriental State University; and Project Staff Ingrid Y. Gallogo, Madelyn Barnes, and Meill Frolidan Icban.

Article by Sajed  S. Ingilan

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