The University of the Philippines Cebu Ugnayan ng Pahinungód in partnership with UP Cebu College of Social Sciences and Department of Education Schools Division of Quirino and Division of Surigao del Norte held a series of sessions for Teacher Professional Development on Action Research.

Around 300-400 teachers from elementary, junior and senior high school were expected to join the program. The webinar-workshop was broadcasted through a projector in their schools since not all have stable internet connection. In terms of research experience, most of the participants have not conducted an action research; which is why Pahinungód saw to it that this webinar-workshop was important.


“With the teaching of this Professional Development of Action Research, I hope that we can all take many learnings from today’s sessions and impart our excitement and motivation to all our learners”.

Said by Atty. Liza D. Corro, UP Cebu Chancellor in her Welcome Address in the Teachers Professional Development (TPD) on Action Research organized by the College of Social Sciences (CSS), UP Cebu Ugnayan ng Pahinungód and Schools Division of Quirino Province on 7 December 2020. The Bureau of the Curriculum Development DepEd Director Samuel R. Soliven, PhD, encouraged the teachers to do an action research because it is very important in the field of education and that action research enables the teachers to better understand their learners.

Attended by more than 350 teachers, the TPD aimed to develop teachers’ skills on conducting action research. Plenary speakers Prof. Magnolia Laus, Ethics Committee Member, Prof. Kim Bondoc, and Mr. Sean Policarpio discussed their research experience on migration to e-classroom. Prof. Ma. Rowena V. Mende presented her research entitled, “Experiences, Issues, and Life Satisfaction of Single Women from Early to Late Adulthood”.

Breakout sessions were conducted to customize the needs of participants. For English, Prof. Aurelio Vilbar, Prof. Kenneth Louis Cavanlit, Ms. Angelika Fae Amado, and Ms. Cristifaith Mascardo presented their research on creative online writing and developing e-learning materials. For PE, Prof. Joan Grace Pacres and Ms. Daniel Ceelin Ramonal-Poljaovic, Erasmus Mundus Choerumusdus Independent Dance Anthrolopogist and Researcher, presented their research on dance research, understanding concepts and developing methods.

For Mathematics, Prof. Jun Carl Alenton and Mr. Robert Jay Angco presented their research teaching mathematics and error analysis on how to bridge the gap in learning mathematics. For sciences, Prof. Ricky Salem, Mr. Sean Policarpio, Prof. Jeraldine Gumalal, Ms. Joy Donque, and Ms. Nouiea Bernardelle Acabal presented their research on integrating arts in sciences. For Social Sciences, Prof. Edwin Estrera and Prof. Magnolia Laus presented their research on curriculum evaluation, globalization, and localization.

From the Post Activity Evaluation, the participants said that the webinar was relevant and impressive, and they learned a lot from the dynamic speakers. They suggested more techniques and methodologies and how to publish the action research.

Article and Photos || Mileni Torres, UPC Pahinungód