SDO SAN JUAN CITY CONDUCTS THE FIRST MEETING OF SRCs: A GIANT STEP TOWARDS BUILDING A CULTURE OF RES
“If you don’t research, you don’t have something to teach”
In the Schools Division of San Juan City’s quest to strengthen a data-driven and data -based policy formulation and guidelines, the office has initiated the “First SDO San Juan City General Meeting of School Research Committees (SRCs)” last July 24, 2018 at the Audio-Visual Room of San Juan National High School. The meeting is anchored on the theme -Developing a Culture of Research for the 21st Century Learners.
Dr. Felicito M. Angeo, chief of the SGOD, encouraged the group to spearhead the spread of the virus of research in their respective schools and giving a worthwhile reminder when he said “As we guide our comrades in the field, let us not forget that ‘we cannot teach what we do not have’. Let us be good examples of researchers ourselves”.
This tedious task of conducting action research as a means of improving learning outcomes is supported by no less than the advocates themselves – Dr. Joel T. Torrecampo, OIC SDS and Mrs. Flordelisa D. Pereyra, OIC ASDS who are both hands on in crafting measures to strengthen and equip the research capabilities of not only the teaching personnel but also the non-teaching personnel as well.
The meeting highlighted the finalization of the guidelines on the functions of the school research committee members in evaluating, processing and validating action researches submitted in the school level. This is a necessary step to have a uniformity in the process flow of activities related to research as it simplifies the processes involved. Likewise, the discussant, Dr. Jay F. Macasieb - Division Research Coordinator, emphasized the adherence of members to DepEd Order No.16, S. 2017 (Research Management Guidelines) as they perform their duties as stewards of research in the division.
The journey of fostering research in the division stemmed from the consistent urging of the mayor of the city, Madam Guia G. Gomez, who opened doors of research possibilities in the division. Among these include the annual holding of Research Festivals, Research Activity Sponsorships and the recent support given to the Division Research Coordinator when he presented his study in the International Research Conference held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Article written by:
Mr. Jay F. Macasieb, DEM