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IS Holds Third Research Forum
Article written by Joe Macatangay | 4/22/2013 11:02:03 AM

If classroom practices are not research-based, efforts of schools are considered vain. Such thought captures the essence of doing research even in the basic education so in response to the national and DLSL goals of engaging faculty in research, 20 papers were presented during the Third Integrated School Research Forum held at the Brother Benilde Hall of DLSL, April 10. The Office of Research and Publications headed by Ms. Gina M. Dimaano spearheaded the event in coordination with Ms. Haidee Angeles, IS Research and Innovation Outputs Coordinator. Bannering the theme "Lasallian Excellence: Beefing Up for the Next 50 Years, The Role of Research in Basic Education," the forum was graced by the presence of Br. Joaquin S. Martinez, FSC, D.Min. and Dr. Alicia B. Botardo Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research who gave the remarks of the occasion and welcome remarks respectively. In his keynote speech, Dr. Danilo K. Villena, Dean of the PNU's College of Education challenged the participants to produce more researches that are of value and significance to the thrust of the country and of the school. He encouraged the participants to do research works on curriculum, instruction and assessment since they make up the educative process. In the morning session of the forum, three papers were presented for the plenary. Ms. Mayolisa R. Mantuano, Integrated School Principal discussed in her paper the "Satisfaction Level of DLSL Parent Employees Enjoying Brother President Scholarship Program on the Academic Services of the Integrated School." Assistant Principal Ms. Angie Samonte shared to the group the "Implications of Alternative Assessment to the Changing Curriculum and Instructional Approaches as Perceived by Grade 8 Students in the Cream Classes." The international paper "Anti Microbial Isothiocyanates from the Seeds of Moringa oleifera Lam" of Mr. Ruel Levida was also part of the plenary. During the parallel sessions of the forum, presenters were grouped according to their communities. Researches on trends and practices in subject areas like Social Sciences, English, Christian Living, English, Filipino and Mathematics were presented by some of the grade school teachers. Multiple Intelligences, UBD, Literary Criticism, Learning Difficulties of Students, Effects of Text Messaging on Writing and Lasallian Graduate Attributes were among the areas of research explored by the high school community. The one-day forum ended with the awarding of certificates of recognition to the presenters. Exemplary papers presented during the forum will be published in the upcoming research journal of the Integrated School which will be under the supervision of the Office of Research and Publications.