In celebration of the World Teachers’ Day 2018 that adopted UNESCO’s theme, “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,” the UST College of Education held its 2018 Knowledge Exchange Lecture Series on October 5, 2018, at the Dr. Robert C. Sy Grand Ballroom of the UST Paredes Building, attended by faculty members of the College.
Experts in teacher education were invited to discuss topics on curriculum development and
international assessment. The first speaker, Assoc. Prof. Eric Cheng, Ph.D., a faculty member of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Education University of Hong Kong, discussed “Developing Curriculum Leadership among Teachers for School-Based Curriculum Innovations: The Hong Kong Experience.” A panel of reactors from UST shared their insights on curriculum leadership. The panel was composed of Department of English Chair Prof. Camilla J. Vizconde, Ph.D., Office for Student Affairs Assistant Director Asst. Prof. Ana Ruby M. Paez, and Senior High School Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Assoc. Prof. Rodrigo A. Litao, Ph.D.
UST Assistant to the Rector for Planning and Quality Management and UST Graduate School faculty member Prof. Clarita D. Carillo, Ph.D., the second speaker, talked about “International Assessment and UST’s Efforts for Planning and Quality Management.”
Anchored on Bruno Latour’s Cycles of Accumulation, the lecture created a dialogic and shared space between and among scholars and practitioners in curriculum development and leadership geared toward creating opportunities for meaning-making. The event affirmed curriculum leadership as “science in the making” that entails, assuming positionalities to enable perspective taking; embracing criticalities to facilitate decision-making; and understanding epistemologies to promote risk-seeking and taking.