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THE TRENDS 1

THE TRENDS
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, students are expected to: understand the different trends for the 21st century; apply the latest trends of the 21st century relating to education. enhance the skills and competence as teacher to pattern the trends for the 21st century. What are the topics to be discussed?
Virtual University When Higher Education goes to Cyberspace Schools of the People as a Philosophy of Education for the 21st Century The Professional Regulation Commission at 36: Advocating Stronger Politics to Ensure Integrity of Licensure Examinations NCLEX in Manila open by Mid-year Academic Entrepreneurship The Changing Mission and Vision of Research in Higher Education Amidst Globalization.

Virtual University When Higher Education goes to Cyberspace


A Sage one said Whether we are conscious or not, education is the force that will, more than any other, shape the worlds future. In a world of turbulent changes, there is a need for a new vision and paradigm of higher education calling for major changes in in policies, practices, means of service deliveries and linkages with local and global institution. To realize these vision and directions it is necessary to re-engineer the curricula. 21st Century has aptly called the Century of Inventions. - technological developments, and - globalization We are indeed, in a NEW generation being awed the ravages of technology. This goes to show that the world as we know it today, came about because of the advances and innovation in science and technology: - the fast changing requirements in communications technology - the advances in computer - internet highway, and - virtual campuses. Higher Education - has always had an important international dimension, and all of these advances ushered in: - new modes of learning - great mobility, and - global competition creating a new world for teaching and learning. As we get deeper into the 21st century, the advancement of cutting edge science and technology, usher us to an accelerated globalization in every aspects of our lives. We have entered into the so-called global age and in this ever-shrinking globe, we are all rapidly becoming global citizens, required to develop a global mindset if we are to succeed. The great challenge to mankind, we are sharing one globe, critical for its survival and prosperity, is to think and work globally, as we are facing a global world where people are interdependent and where individuals of various origins, societies, and culture and bound to meet, to mix, and to compete. The 21st century of educational institutions stand in dire need of a paradigm shift, calling for a revolutionary and fresh approach. The paradigm shifts requires fundamental changes in 3Ps: persons, processes, and products. The 21st century is called the age of 3Cs competition, change, and the customer. To survive, institutions must implement changes geared toward this future society, continuously and rapidly so that customers of education, the students, may compete in the world age.

Brasileo, Irene B.

Educ 203:
Science &

Current Trends and Issues in Technology Education

THE TRENDS 2
The bigger challenge now aside from building ICT awareness among the populace, is the issue of not really the demand for skills but the supply of skills. It is in this critical period that the governments education agenda must be aligned with these changes. The call center industry is an emerging industry in the Philippines and is regarded as one of the fastest growing industries in the world led by the demand of offshore call centers. As english is the medium used by the call center industry here, proficiency in english and the acquisition of communication skills are important to ensure effective communication, satisfied callers for the industry to gain credibility. In the globalised context of the call center industry, the need to be able communicate effectively is even more critical. Most times, call center personnel are dealing with faceless strangers who impatiently demand answers to questions and solutions to problems. It is about facing the constant challenge of bringing a satisfactory outcome to every query through clear, adequate, and effective communication skills using the english. The challenge is ours, the work too is ours but let us remember, we are not alone in the pursuit of what is offered in the world. Together let us all move on and make the difference.

A KARUNUNGAN FESTIVAL: SCHOOLS OF THE PEOPLE AS A PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
In the result of National Achievement Test (NAT) performance for 2009, Philippines ranked as no.36 out of 39 countries. During the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) roundtable discussion last February 16, 2007, the summary of finding show that even Philippine Science High School (PSHS), our top science high school, performs only at the mean of Singapore, Korea, and Hongkong in mathematics and significantly below the mean in science. There have been many conferences and resolutions made. For the last five decades, there have been numerous large-scale interventions to improve the Philippine School System. 1. 2. 3. States. better, Some interventions that have been made are as follows: New Math in 1960s Secondary Education Development Project in 1980s. The recent Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC) The dominant approach in these projects has been through the following: To bring the new approach which was usually theory derived and from United To develop materials based on these approaches To do pilot on small, selected scales, w/c usually conclude that the new approach is Given the necessary funding is available, implement on a national scale.

The Third Elementary Education Project (TEEP) and School Based Management (SBM) *TEEP supports the goal of improving the quality of public elementary education through decentralization. Specifically aims to: Improve learning achievement, completion rates and access to quality elementary education n 23 of the poorest provinces in the country. Build the institutional capacity of the DepEd to steer reforms through teacher effectiveness and better management at all levels; and, Actively involve the community and the local government in a large scale effort to attain quality education. *School Based Management is a framework that integrates several micro factors at play in SBM schools, namely, Leadership Strong LGU-school or school-PTCA partnership Fund management/transparency measures and resources generation Access to basic inputs like classrooms and textbooks Focused-teacher competency development Support system at the district/division levels. *Capacity of schools thru Project SSPEEd and ACED.

Brasileo, Irene B.

Educ 203:
Science &

Current Trends and Issues in Technology Education

THE TRENDS 3
The way forward in the mass is to invest in capacity building for all major players: the principals, teachers, parents and barangay officials. When the principals and the community organized and have good plans, there can be very good response from the local government and the private sector. *Building leadership and community support through synergeia foundation. The Synergeia Foundation, Inc. is a coalition of individuals, institutions and organizations working together to improve the quality of basic education. Synergeia and its partners implement systematic programs to improve the provision of basic education in more than 115 municipalities in the country. Synergeia - focused on building leadership and community support through the following: a. Focus on Local School Board (Provincial, City, Municipal). Engage the community in assessing the situation, setting goals, deciding on priority objectives; focus on elementary schools, beginning at Grade 1, esp. English and Mathematics; provision on Basic educational materials ( lesson plans for day to day use of teachers, workbooks for children, and audio visual materials). b. Inservice trainings for teachers and principals. The programs of Synergeia have already resulted in significant improvements in the reading and Mathematics proficiency of elementary students, and more importantly, in local governance, In monitoring the performance of the participating schools, Synergeia uses the following matrics: 1. 2. 3. National achievement Test (NAT) for Grade school of DepEd. DOLCH Basic sight word test English Comprehension Test Developed by Synergeia

Teacher Training for Day-to-Day Teaching While the training of the regional trainers might be for six months, by the time the training gets to the schoolteachers it might be just five days. Worse, because the trainings need to be compressed into such tight schedules, there are administrators also who send teachers for the trainings just for compliance with quotas even if they are not going to teach the subject matter. The result is no improvement in the performance. To move towards a better situation for basic education in our country, it is important that we focus on the day-t-day classroom (the implemented curriculum). We can do this through teacher training and other interventions that give attention to the day-to-day delivery of lessons and benchmarking activities like learning from best practices of other schools and using reputable examinations to improve the standards of our schools.

THE PROFESSIONAL COMMISSION REGULATION AT 36: Advocating Stronger Politics to Licensure Examination
During the PRC marks its 36th Founding Anniversary in the service of Filipino Professionals worldwide on June 2009, showcase the major reforms that the Commission has initiated in year 2009 and will reform the awarding of the Most outstanding Professional and Professional Associations in recognition of their significant contributions to the nation and the Filipino people. Strengthening the Image of PRC on Integrity, Transparency and Competence, the PRC at 36, is continuously advocating stronger policies to ensure the validity, reliability, and integrity of licensure examinations. The new stewardship aims to sustain the progressive momentum of the agency as it aspires to be resilient, progressive, and respected institutions that nurture world class professionals. o o o o o o 2009 Eight Key Directions of the Commission Decentralization of functions, authority and resources to regional offices Restructuring of the Central and Regional Resource mobilization or resource generation Improved institutional image Test Development and Administration ISO Certification o PRC Modernization law amendments o Completion and closure of ISSP project

Brasileo, Irene B.

Educ 203:
Science &

Current Trends and Issues in Technology Education

THE TRENDS 4 NCLEX IN MANILA OPEN BY MID-YEAR


Starting mid-2007, the Filipino nurses who wish to work in America no longer must travel abroad, burning hundreds of dollars, just to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). They can do it in Manila. Examinees will now be paying an estimated cost of $200 for basic fee and $150 for foreign processing and no more travel overseas that will be burned hundred of dollars just to take the NCLEX. It is a great advantage for the Philippines since tourism will also be given a positive impact to the country since the neighbouring country such as the country of South East Asia will also be accommodated. In spite of the Scandalous Philippine Board Examination which is humoured to have a leakage, they take into consideration that Filipinos have always formed the bulk of examinees and the most telling was the work ethics of Filipino nurses which were most preferred by hospitals, doctors clinics and care homes.

ACADEMIC ENTREPREURSHIP
In spite of the Scandalous Philippine Board Examination which is humoured to have a leakage, they take into consideration that Filipinos have always formed the bulk of examinees and the most telling was the work ethics of Filipino nurses which were most preferred by hospitals, doctors clinics and care homes. The weakest link in our countrys innovation system is the transferring and commercializing of the results of research and development efforts, particularly those undertaken by government-funded institutions. Recently, only an estimated 10 percent of university-research out-put is being transferred into industries because of intellectual-property issues. We are losing valuable intellectual property created by our own geniuses because of an inhospitable climate for innovation. Their inventions end up getting patented by foreign companies who have the resources to develop them. In our country, the Technology Transfer Act, which recently co-sponsored by Senator Edgardo J. Angara in the Senate, borrows heavily from the US Bayh-Dole Act. This bill vests the ownership of intellectual property rights in research institutions that conducted research funded in part or in full by government. It further authorizes them to use income from their research to conduct more R&D of its choice. Through this Act, we can assure that knowledge gained from research finds a useful and practical application making our country industries more competitive.

The Changing Vision and Mission of Research in Higher Education Amidst Globalization
It has greatly been said that the word has changed more fundamentally in the last fifty years than in the five hundred years before that. And in so many words, Bill Gates has predicted that the next five years will see more paradigmatic changes than in last fifty. Globalization is widely bandied about in international conferences, but no word is more loosely defined or more emotionally laden. The phenomenon it describes is indeed too pervasive and far-reaching to ignore, but the word globalization tends to reduce this complex reality to a specific set of consequences, often negative and often limited to the economic. Globalization as it the phenomenon of increasing multi-dimensional interdependence. This interdependence permeates all spheres political, economic, and socio-cultural and there is no turning back to a less interdependent world. To respond to this changing interdependence world, what is needed is clearly a new vision for education, not just for the information dissemination, or for skilled development, or for skills development, or for citizenship, but for empowering individual and communities to thrive and contribute by guiding this onslaught towards greater more equitable interdependence among communities and countries in political, and socioeconomic spheres.

Brasileo, Irene B.

Educ 203:
Science &

Current Trends and Issues in Technology Education

THE TRENDS 5

And what alarms us, and what should alarm the university community as well, is something not spoken enough about: These changes will not be logical extrapolations of present trends; they will come from out of the blue, from out of a yet inchoate set of premises, they will be as it were un-anticipatable changes. The future is not what it used to be; changes will not just quantitative, but qualitative. And universities must prepare societies to handle these. The following are the directions and areas that university research must explore to achieve: 1. There is a greater need then to undertake university research collaboratively, rather than individually. 2. The determination of a university research agenda is becoming more policy maker driven and less researcher or institution driven. 3. University research must detach itself from single discipline focus, to involve systemic and inter-disciplinary perspective. 4. Most importantly, university research must focus on effectiveness issues rater than efficiency issues.

The end.

Brasileo, Irene B.

Educ 203:
Science &

Current Trends and Issues in Technology Education