Call for Proposals for the Module Writing Grant
Continually upholding its mission to promote excellence in teaching among the university’s faculty members, the Teaching and Learning Resource Center (TLRC) called for proposals for the Phases II and III of its Module Writing Grant.
This followed workshops in module writing conducted in the different campuses of the University of the Philippines Visayas. The Phase I of the project was the Interdisciplinary Module Writing and Development of Teaching Modules Forum and Workshop. This was held on January 30-February 1, 2017 at the Interactive Learning Program (ILP) audio-visual room at the UP Visayas Miagao campus.
The most recent workshop was conducted at the UPV Tacloban College TLRC Audio-Visual Room on October 9-10, 2017. The program at UPVTC which was aimed at developing course modules was attended by 17 faculty members from the different divisions of Tacloban College.
Dr. Aurora Fe Bautista, resource person for the activity, highlighted the reasons why modules are imperative in the learning process. Such reasons are the following: practicality, uniformity of presentation or focus to the many things in the classroom setting, elimination of issues and problems in the classroom, and ensuring complete coverage and validity of the subject matter.
Dr. Bautista also emphasized that modules permits the continuity to pass on the knowledge and formalization of the teaching process. An example of a well-developed module was described as one that presents a good coverage of the course and provides other relevant resources or information that are not just limited to textbooks.
Dr. Zoilo Andrada Jr., Director of the TLRC also discussed the mechanics and guidelines on how to avail of the Module Writing Grant funded by the Academic Program Improvement (API) fund of the university.
Proposals for Phases II and III of the Module Development Program submissions are open to all faculty members of UP Visayas. Deadline for submission is on December 15, 2017.
A module-writing workshop for UPV Miagao and Iloilo City Campus is also scheduled on January 2018.