SCOP holds midyear seminar in BSU

By upao - Posted on 19 November 2018


With the theme: “Teaching Speaking in the New Curricula”, the Speech Communication of the Philippines (SCOP) held its mid-year seminar-workshop at Benguet State University College of Teacher Education Function Hall on November 8-10, 2018.

The seminar-workshop aims to tackle the impacts of curricular changes on teaching speaking as a component of new courses for Senior High School and College.

During the opening program, Dr. Jonathan V. Macayan, keynote speaker of Mapua University spoke on “Outcome-Based-Education (OBE) as a Framework for Teaching Speaking in the New Curricula”.

“OBE can revolutionize and create a productive paradigm shift in the education form in the country most especially in oral communication only if it will be given ample time to be implemented. Also, this is focused on what is essential for the students to be successful,” Macayan emphasized.

There were three workshops for the participants that include Oral Communication in Context; Purposive Communication and Mga Bagong Asignaturang Filipino. These were delivered by: Dr. Macario G. Gayeta from University of East-Caloocan; Dr. Roger S. Ambida from Commission on Higher Education; and Professor Brian C. Coronel from Philippine Air Transport and Training Services, College of Aeronautics respectively. The workshops are preparations for the task of communication teachers as educators.

During the closing program, Dr. Elineth Elizabeth L. Suarezof Ateneo De Manila, plenary speaker on “Best Practices in Teaching Oral Communication in the New Curricula” talked about teaching techniques based on her own experiences as a high school teacher and presented videos created by her students. She also shared how she dealt with introvert students.

SCOP is a scholarly and professional organization which presents oral interpretation program and enhancement for teaching and appreciation of literature.

There were 26 schools and universities as delegates in the conference. //MLPayangdo & JSTabangcura