Metro Manila-based certified public accountants in education participated in an intensive two-day training on Outcomes-Based Education in UST, with experts from the College of Education and the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy (UST-AMV COA) sharing their insights in the event entitled: “OBE Training for Philippine Accounting Teachers: Revisiting the Theoretical Foundation of Professional Education Grounded on Outcomes-Based Education.” The event, organized with UST by the National Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education (nACPAE), was held from September 14-15, 2023 at the Albertus Magnus Building.
The OBE training was NACPAE’s response to the call of the accounting teachers for a nationwide training on professional education courses. As per CHED Memorandum Order no. 27 s. 2017 Revised Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA), all academic staff teaching in the BSA program must have training of professional education courses. The topics discussed during the training are: OBE Policies and Principles; (re)Discovering a ‘multiverse’ of Outcomes in OBE; Uncovering Meaningful Curriculum Content Across Disciplines; Designing Rich Classroom Experiences through Signature Pedagogies; Assessment and OBE: Whys and Hows; Role of learning resources in OBE Planning and Implementation; Constructive Alignment as a Key to OBE Success and Continuous Quality Improvement and OBE.
The UST experts who facilitated the training were College of Education Dean Pilar I. Romero, PhD, Assistant Dean Louie B. Dasas, PhD, College Secretary Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes, MA, as well as academic staff Assoc. Prof. Marishirl P. Tropicales, PhD (concurrent Junior High School Principal), Asst. Prof. Vincent V. Caparas, MaEd, and Asst. Prof. Erlyn Geronimo, MA.
A total of ninety-six accounting teachers from the different schools in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces attended the training. Similar trainings will be conducted by UST experts in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
NACPAE is the the national association of accounting teachers in the Philippines. For Fiscal Year 2023-2024, NACPAE is headed by UST-AMV COA Assistant Dean, Inst. Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr., MBA, MSPA, as its President.