Design Thinking in Art Education

WHAT: Design Thinking in Art Education

Esteemed designers Stanley Ruiz and Rebie Picazo Ramoso will talk about their design process, inspiration, and some tips on teaching design thinking in basic education. Participants also get to join one workshop of their choice in the afternoon. Workshops include:
– Basic Photography by Jam Ramos (bring your own camera (dslr, mirrorless, or touch screen camera phone)
– Likhang Gupit Papel: The Art of Paper Cut by Sinag De Leon
– Baybayin Calligraphy by Mark Jason Monteclavo
– Dream Catcher Making/ Mono Print by Apoy Ej Jacinto

WHEN: November 25, 2017; 8AM to 5PM
WHERE: Benitez Hall, UP College of Education

Reg Fee is P800 (for MA students, teachers and undergrad of other schools), and P500 for UP undergraduate students. The fee includes certificate, lunch, workshop materials.

You may register at this link:

See you there!

This event is sponsored by Faber-Castell and Prestige Paper Products

Language Education Research Colloquium


Event: Language Education Research Colloquium  for Sem 1, AY 2017-2018

Date: December 2, 2017, Saturday, 9:00-11:30 am

Venue: Benitez Theatre, College of Education, UP-Diliman


Admission is free, and certificates of attendance will be distributed.

Teachers and students from other institutions are welcome.


This semester’s colloquium has two strands. The first features new graduates of the Area in the master’s program, while the second strand features doctoral students who will present their potential dissertation topics.

Strand 1: Designing Interventions to Improve Students’ Writing Skills

  • Small-group peer feedback training (SPFT) and students’ peer feedback, writing attitude and performance by Angelique T. Pajuelas (Miriam College High School)
  • Effects of peer collaborative method on the writing apprehension and performance of developmental English students by Florene Mae D. Lakip (Enderun Colleges)
  • Integrated content-based and Focus on Form instruction and college students’ grammatical knowledge and writing performance by Jasmine Sabrina J. Rombaoa (Far Eastern University)


Strand 2: Examining Prevalent Practices to Enrich Language Teaching and Learning

  • (Re)framing methods courses for teacher preparation toward reflective practice: Perspective of pre-service English teachers by Maria Teresa L. Manicio (Philippine Normal University)
  • K to 12 English teaching framework and the development of 21st century skills by Ramer V. Oxino (Philippine Normal University)
  • Translanguaging in the bi/multilingual mother tongue classroom: A case in the Philippine context by Cecilia A. Suarez (Ateneo de Manila University)

Exploring the Foundation of Health Education in the Context of K to 12 Curriculum

Event: Exploring the Foundation of Health Education in the Context of K to 12 Curriculum
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am
Venue: University of the Philippines – Diliman | Benitez Theater


Inviting Health Teachers to attend our free seminar entitled “Exploring the Foundation of Health Education in the Context of K to 12 Curriculum”. See poster for complete details. Certificates and snacks will be provided to the first 100 registrants. Attached is the link where you can register online.

Registration form:

*Certificates and snacks will be given.
*This seminar is free, no money should be collected from you.

First OSSTP Student Competition on Social Studies


On 30 September 2017, in partnership with the Organization of Social Studies Teachers in the Philippines, Inc., the Social Studies Area will be hosting the First OSSTP Student Competition on Social Studies with the theme: “Fake News and Alternative Facts”. The competition will be held at the Benitez Theater, College of Education, University of the Philippines – Diliman.

This competition involves an Essay Writing Contest for Grade 10 students and an Editorial Cartoon Making Contest for Grade 11 students. Each contest requires a fee of 150PhP which includes materials and snacks for the student-participants and teacher-trainers.

This competition aims to provide students with opportunities to gain both the content knowledge and process skills necessary for successful social studies learning. It offers an avenue for students to develop the essential skills needed to better understand society and to become informed and responsible citizens. It also aims to create a strong sense of pride in academic achievement-not only for students, but also for their schools and communities.

Interested? Save your slot by registering here: Below are the guidelines for the competition and the tentative program.



Philosophy Coffee Talks


The Philosophy of Education Program is spearheading this brownbag discussion series (Philosophy Coffee Talks), which will be led by our majors and program faculty members. This session is first in a series, and will include a discussion on the “Epistemic Aims of Education,” by Philo. Educ. major, John Israel Cunanan and a presentation/discussion of Asst. Prof. Leander Marquez’s recent book on Critical Thinking.

Anyone can join us on September 9, Saturday! Coffee is on us! See you there!

UP LET Review for September 2017 LET

The UP LET Review for the September 2017 LET will begin on August 12, 2017.

Review schedule:

  • Starting August 12, 2017
  • 8 sessions
  • Every Saturday and Sunday
  • From 8:00am to 5:00pm

Review fee: PhP 6,000

Payment methods:

  1. Pay personally to Ms. Karen at Room 116, UP College of Education; or
  2. Deposit your payment to any PNB branch to:

Account name: Research & Development Foundation
Account number: 393 182 500 016

Please scan your deposit slip. Write your full name and contact number/s on the deposit slip then email to or fax to 929-9322 or 927-2535.

For more information please contact Ms. Karen: (02) 926-3996 or (0906) 481-0401.

UPCEd Alumni Homecoming 2017

The UP College of Education Alumni Association (UPCEAA) invites all UPCEd alumni to this year’s alumni homecoming on August 20, 2017, Sunday, at 1:00pm at the Benitez Hall, College of Education, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

This is a great time to renew acquaintances, relive the memorable experiences and celebrate with each other and our dear Alma Mater.

This year’s homecoming honors the following:

  1. Jubilarians
    Diamond: 1957
    Golden: 1967
    Ruby: 1977
    Silver: 1992
  2. Outstanding Alumni of the College of Education
  3. All alumni and faculty of the college

Jubilarians and alumni batches are encouraged to present their respective batch presentations, showcase with a theme. Please be there in your smart casual get-up. There will be prizes for big delegations. There are also lots of door prizes for the raffles.

Please register early. Tickets are at only PhP 400.00 inclusive of the merienda cena and miscellaneous expenses. Reserve your tickets by calling Ms. Norma B. Castro at the UPCEAA at (02) 929-3386 (PLDT line), or 0927-317-6902 (mobile phone). You may also send your requests for reservation at telefax number (02) 929-3386 or via email or

Alumni who need physical assistance may come with their support person. Awardees may come with members of the family. Tickets for non-alumni guests are likewise at PhP 400.00.

Furthermore, may we appeal for your continuing support to the various projects of UPCEAA.

Your fellow alumni look forward to seeing you on August 20, 2017, when we shall relive once more the fond memories of our days at the College of Education.

We are also encouraging you to nominate alumni form the UP College of Education for the following categories:

  1. Professional Achievement Award
  2. Professional Leadership Award
  3. Distinguished Educator Award
  4. UPCEAA Community Service Award

Please contact Ms. Norma B. Castro at (02) 926-3386 or via email or for the 2017 UPCEAA OUTSTANDING ALUMNI NOMINATION FORM.

If you are a Jubilarian, please contact Prof. Carmelita Caparros-Ramirez (734-0393 or 0917-3030675).

We hope to see you all!

The Neuroscience of Emotion and Learning: The Foundation of Socioemotional Learning


The UP Reading Education Area in cooperation with the Philippine Dyslexia Foundation invite you to this lecture that focuses on Socioemotional Literacy by Dr. Allan B. I. Bernardo on THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EMOTION AND LEARNING: THE FOUNDATION OF SOCIOEMOTIONAL LEARNING. To be held on July 28, 2017 8:00am to 11:00am, this is the first lecture from the Manhit Institutes for Literacy Education Series in anticipation of the 100th YEAR CELEBRATION OF THE UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION. Hope to see you soon!

Slots are limited so REGISTER NOW! To register online, click here:

For further inquiries email or send your messages to 09062217948.

Asia Pacific Conference on Curriculum Studies and Instructional Designing

Name of Event: Asia Pacific Conference on Curriculum Studies and Instructional Designing

Organizer: UP Curriculum Studies Area

Date: September 22-24, 2017

Venue: Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Avenue corner Asian Development Bank Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon City 1100 Philippines

For more inquiries, please contact Mr. Arnold Peralta at +639451354569 and +639478466500; or visit our website at

Tentative Program may be downloaded here.