CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — At least 100 selected public-school teachers in Central Luzon will undergo a flexible learning course which aims to develop and enhance their facilitating skills as Southeast Asian teachers starting this month.
Beatriz Torno, regional director of the Department of Education (DepEd), said on Monday that the initiative is in partnership with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Innotech.
“We allotted the registration fees for the 100 teacher recipients coming from the 20 schools’ division offices in the region,” Torno said.
The online course entitled “Gearing up Responsible and Outstanding Teachers in Southeast Asia for the 21st Century or GURO21, is a 54-hour self-paced training course which will run from the third week of January until the last week of March.
“It seeks to build the competencies of teachers for them to effectively play their role as learning leaders of the 21st century in a knowledge-based economy,” she added.
GURO21 was developed based on the Southeast Asian Region-validated Competency Framework for Southeast Asian Teachers of the 21st Century.
It is a menu of flexible learning courses that aim to address the teachers’ needs in relation to the technological advances and changing educational trends of the 21st century.
It is also expected to enhance the teachers’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values (KSAVs) on teaching and learning in the new century that they can pass on to their students to help them face the challenges.
The learning process involves use of self-instructional modules, synchronous and asynchronous discussion sessions, provisions for learning support, and face-to-face or Online Revalida.
The successful course completer will receive an international course certificate from SEAMEO Innotech and at least six units of advance academic credits from SEAMEO Innotech partner universities. (PNA)