Every school head a researcher – SDS Panganiban

March 28, 2019 | By: Matea-Alvyn H. Trinidad
                                      Senior Education Program Specialist
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WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH? Male school heads of SDO Imus City work on the group activity to figure out the difference of action research from basic research. (Photo by Jay Mark Yepes)

TAGAYTAY CITY—In a move to make every school head a full-fledged researcher, the Schools Division Office of Imus City, through the School Governance and Operations Division – Planning Section, conducted an intensive 3-day capacity building cum workshop in conducting action research from January 9-11 at Hotel Dominique.

OIC-Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban, challenged the school heads to “walk the talk” in producing more action researches and to embrace its long-term impact in solving school-based issues and concerns that need immediate action and strategic decisions.

“Research is a formalized curiosity…it is the perfect solution to all the problems that we are encountering in schools,” SDS Panganiban said.

He continued that “for a school head to make decisions, information should come from evidence-based research and not just an opinion or assumption.”

On the third day, a total of 12 research proposals were presented before a panel led by OIC-ASDS Mr. Galileo L. Go, the Chairman of the Schools Division Research Committee (SDRC).

The outputs will undergo revision as suggested and corrected by the SDRC panel members composed of Mr. Ivan Honorpette A. Mijares, Ms. Riza C. Garcia, Ms. Matea-Alvyn H. Trinidad and Ms. Jenielyn A. Sadang.

According to Ms. Trinidad, OIC-SEPS in Planning and Research, all school heads are scheduled to present their completed researches in April and will automatically be slated to present in October during the 5th Conference of Researchers for Action and Transformative Endeavor (CReATE), the annual research conference of the Division.

“With teachers and school heads recognized as vital elements in the quality of teaching and learning in schools, a sound and evidence-based research will lead to the continuous improvement on student learning outcomes and opportunities to learn,” she said.

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PANELISTS IN ACTION. The Schools Division Research Committee (SDRC) headed by OIC-ASDS Mr. Galileo L. Go (2nd from left) gives suggestions and corrections to the presented research proposals. (Photo by Jay Mark Yepes)
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ALL IN FOR ACTION RESEARCH. School heads of SDO Imus City strike a pose with OIC-ASDS Mr. Galileo L. Go after completing the 3-day training workshop in conducting action research. (Photo by Jay Mark Yepes)