Mr. Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr., College Secretary of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, delivered a lecture entitled “Sharing of Good Practices in Teaching Accounting Courses “ to the accounting teachers in SOCCSKSARGEN Region during a forum held on January 11, 2020 at Acacia Hall, Cinco Niñas, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

In his lecture, Caliwan enumerated the different roles of a teacher inside the classroom: namely trainer, facilitator, and an assessor. He discussed that teachers, as trainers, should teach students the necessary skills to succeed not just in his studies but even in the workplace. And as facilitators, he argued that teachers should be subject-matter experts, must ensure that appropriate instructions are provided inside the classroom, and develop critical-thinking in his students. Finally, as an assessor, teachers should monitor the progress of his students and ensure that his assessment tools are valid and reliable.

Caliwan is one of the three speakers of the forum, alongside Hon. Noe Quiñanola, Chairman of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy who spoke about CPA licensure examination and professional development, and Mr. Jose Raoul Balisalisa, SGV Assurance Partner, who discussed reporting standards for small entities. The South Cotabato forum is the third installment of the series of regional fora organized by the National Association of CPAs in Education, which aimed to bring to the provinces the members of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy and deliver continuing professional development programs for CPAs.