CTE mentor to take int’l fellowship program

A faculty member of the MMSU College of Teacher Education (CTE) will take an online international certificate program offered by a prestigious university in England.


Mr. John Paul C. Vallente was selected by a team of mentors from the University of Liverpool (UoL) in England to take the Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) program for 10 months which starts on January 2021. 


Vallente said PGCAP is the first online program of the foreign school. Upon graduation, he will automatically receive a postgraduate certificate and professional recognition as a Fellow of Higher Education.


In the program, Vallente will learn the contemporary approaches to learning and teaching, alternative approaches which support learning, enhance teaching and learning, and extend higher education career in a global context. 


After completing the course, Vallente is expected to craft action plans and project proposals that will train public teachers and college students in implementing classroom action research, integrate global citizenship education in the curriculum, cultivate indigenous traditions, and incorporate gender equality in sustainable living.


Likewise, the CTE mentor will represent MMSU in the Transformative Academic Practice in Higher Education on the Philippines (TAPHEP) nationwide capacity-building project that is headed by the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB), in partnership with UoL.


Vallente said TAPHEP aims to aid in the capacity building of UPLB and other selected higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country via two approaches: training and certification of Philippine higher education teachers, and complementary pathway that will involve training module development.


The TAPHEP will run for two years, from November 2020 to October 2022. The Project Team of UPLB, spearheaded by UPLB Chancellor Jose V. Camacho, Jr., and Prof. Anna Floresca F. Firmalino of UPLB International Programs and Partnerships, will provide overall coordination and handle the fiscal management for the implementation of the various project activities. – by Niña Christelle M. Sumintac, correspondent