BENGUET – Fifty one teachers and school heads participated in the Cluster-School Based Training Workshop on Action Research on October 24 to 26 at the Eastern La Trinidad National High School in Beckel, La Trinidad.
Participants were 16 from Beckel Elementary School (BkES), nine from Lamut Elementary School (LES), four from Balukas Elementary School (BES) and 22 from Eastern La Trinidad National High School.
Xylene Grail D. Kinomis, the invited speaker as a member of the School Division Research Committee member of the Division of Benguet, lectured on Research Design and Intervention, Innovation and Strategies as parts of the action research.
Moreover, Grace V. Bruno from BkES lectured on the action research agenda, technicalities and writing of proposal; Clarita E. Eddio from ELTNHS on data analysis and statistical treatment of data; and Norie I. Padngaran from ELTNHS on the research problem. All three were likewise facilitators of the event with Catalina C. Bartolo, also from ELTNHS.
Additionally, teaching strategies in music were shared by Sylvia J. Rimban, PhD, Education Program Supervisor in Music from the Schools Division of Benguet, and Rosalina O. Laureta, principal of Lamut Elementary School.
Alfonso C. Doriano, principal of ELTNHS and Rolando G. Rimban, PhD, principal of BEL gave the messages during the opening program with Oscar D. Banglot Jr, head teacher of ELTNHS giving the opening remarks.
It is expected that the participants developed an appreciation of the importance of action research in the teaching-learning process, enhanced the skills of school teachers on the basic parts of an action research and are able to make and implement an action research after their training.
“Research plays a vital role in education and the acquisition of 21st century learning skills. To improve and develop teaching, research in classrooms is needed. Teachers must know what is actually happening in the classrooms, what learners are thinking, why learners are reacting in the way they do, what aspects of the classroom should be focused on to develop teaching most effectively, how should change be in these aspects, and what effects of such changes are” is the rationale behind the said activity.
By NORIE I. PADNGARAN