OBE is Our Brand of Education

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • APRIL
  • 7 / Saturday
  • RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN OBE:
    The Arc Model
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University
  • APRIL 7, 2018
  • (02) 6222768 / (02) 5001856
    (63) 9778397801 / (63) 9256188805
  • secretariat@i-assert.com
  • CLOSED
  • JUNE
  • 16 / Saturday
  • Teaching-Learning Activities and Assessment in Outcome-Based Education: Transforming Classroom Practices
  • Mapua University
  • JUNE 16, 2018
  • (02) 6222768 / (02) 5001856
    (63) 9778397801 / (63) 9256188805
  • secretariat@i-assert.com
  • CLOSED

SERVICES

Partnership with Education Institutions

As a professional organization primarily working to propagate the practice of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in the Philippines, ASSERT provides various services in assisting educational institutions, i.e., basic and tertiary and public and private, that wish to a full OBE approach at all levels of teaching and learning, administration and management, and technology-driven OBE. Services include OBE consulting for administrators and supervisors, OBE training for staff, OBE products for teaching and learning including outcome-based program curricula, OBE syllabi, outcome-based teaching and learning strategies and materials, outcome-based assessment tools, and outcome-based learning management systems, which may all be altered to meet specific needs of schools and institutions.

Seminars, Workshops and Trainings

ASSERT holds quarterly trainings and workshops designed for specific groups of stakeholders in educational institutions, such as administrators and supervisors, faculty, researchers and staff. These seminars and workshops aim to beef up participants’ knowledge and skills in employing an outcome-based approach that blends well within their institutions’ mission and vision and objectives. These seminars, workshops, and training focus on outcome-based syllabus design, outcome-based teaching and learning, and outcome-based assessment for teachers, research on outcome-based education for faculty-researchers, outcome-based administration and management for school administrators and supervisors.


Research Conferences

ASSERT organizes an annual research conference, which aims to bring together OBE faculty and researchers to share their research and best practices in outcome-based education within their institutions and contexts. The annual research conference serves as a platform where OBE practitioners and enthusiasts engage in a scholarly dialogue about how OBE is implemented within their contexts, its challenges and impacts. During the annual conference, leaders and scholars in the field of outcome-based education are also invited to deliver plenary talks on the state-of-the-art of OBE in the Philippines and in international contexts.



ABOUT US

ASSERT (Association of Education Researchers and Trainers) is a non-profit, non-stock organization established in 2016, propelled by a core group that is united in pursuing excellence and innovation in the academe by synergizing education outcomes and industry standards. One of the main initiatives of ASSERT is the integration of Outcome-Based Education in the basic and tertiary levels and the bridging of expected competencies needed in the workplace through professional development initiatives and research and publication opportunities.

ASSERT as an organization upholds the following core values in its advocacies

A – Accountability
We accept accountability for our advocacies, through obligation to our goals and educational stakeholders and transparency in all our activities.

S – Social Responsibility
We recognize the need to serve the critical stakeholders of the educational community: the students, teachers, administrators, industry partners, and government agencies.

S – Synergy
We recognize that success of our advocacies lie in the cooperation and interaction of systems and stakeholders of educational communities.

E – Excellence
We commit to excellence in our advocacies, actions, and services.

R – Reliability
We will follow through on our commitments and sustain our initiatives.

T - Trustworthiness
We uphold trust in our vision, of our communities, and among our educators.

Trailblazing Outcome-Based Education: An ASSERT Story

In October 2016, an interest group consisting of professors from Intramuros universities met at the Mapúa University Research Center. They were interested in or were already doing outcome-based education (OBE) research and practice. One goal held the group together: they wanted to trailblaze the propagation and implementation of OBE in the Philippine educational context through seminars, workshops, research, and practice. Because of the nature and circumstances of its conception, the group was initially called Arts, Social Sciences, and Education Research Team or simply ASSERT.

After a series of consultation and planning meetings, ASSERT collaborated with the Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Arts and Science (LPU CAS) to roll out the 1st LPU CAS & ASSERT Research Congress held at the JPL Hall of Freedom in February 7, 2017. The activity also served as the official launch of ASSERT. At the time, it was renamed to Alliance of Scholars, Scientists, and Education Researchers toward OBE (ASSERT OBE).

In February 2017, ASSERT also established one of its steady partnerships through Pisara Technologies & Solutions, Inc. The partnership provides ASSERT a platform for the pursuit and demonstration of technology-driven OBE through the convergence of outcomes and systems. During the research congress, ASSERT and its partners exhibited the strength of a seamless execution of technology-enriched OBE.

In September 2017, the board unanimously voted to finalize the name of the organization to Association of Education Researchers and Trainers in view of needed alignment activities including government registrations and private partnerships.

The Association for Education Researchers and Trainers (ASSERT) will pursue the following objectives:
  1. For Filipino educators and education leaders to be informed of the philosophy, guiding principles, and practices of OBE in their respective institutions.
  2. To translate the OBE theoretical framework into relevant, viable, and measurable action plans in their respective institutions.
  3. To advocate for the maintenance and continuous quality improvement of OBE philosophy and `practices across the Philippine educational institutions.

BOARD MEMBERS

DR. JONATHAN V. MACAYAN

Mapua University
PRESIDENT

PROF. JASMINE NADJA J. PINUGU

Mapua University
VICE-PRESIDENT, Internal

MR. REDEM D. TINGZON

Schools Division Office, DepEd Northern Samar
VICE-PRESIDENT, External

PROF. EDWARD JAY M. QUINTO

Mapua University
SECRETARY

PROF. JOHN CHRISTOPHER D. CASTILLO

Mapua University
ASSISTANT SECRETARY

PROF. JILL B. DALISAY

Lyceum of the Philippines University
TREASURER

DR. RYAN B. CORONA

Lyceum of the Philippines University
ASSISTANT TREASURER

DR. BERNARDINO C. OFALIA

Mapua University
AUDITOR

MR. LYMAN D. SANTOS

Pisara Technologies & Solutions, Inc.
BOARD MEMBER

DR. ROGER AMBIDA

Lyceum of the Philippines University
BOARD MEMBER

PROF. JOHN VINCENT FELIX

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
BOARD MEMBER

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To All Educators,

The modern world poses various challenges and expectations for us educators. Being an educator in the 21st century doesn’t start and end by just delivering knowledge to students through classroom teaching. An educator in our present generation should also proactively engage in activities that will yield contribution to the bank of human knowledge by investigating phenomena through research. Further, educators should be able to share and transfer knowledge through professional training with colleagues and practitioners in various fields. More importantly, educators should serve as the primary agents and enablers of change and development in a learner’s life in order to serve the very purpose of education for students, the preparation for real-life performance outcomes.

The Association of Education Researchers and Trainers (ASSERT) joins all educators in facing these new challenges and expectations in our profession and vocation. ASSERT empowers educators with crucial competencies to successfully perform their roles as teachers, researchers, trainers, and outcome-enablers of the modern day education.

Welcome to ASSERT!

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Contact Details
  • 3rd Flr., Administration Bldg., Mapua University, Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila 1002

  • (63) 9778397801 . (63) 9256188805
    (02) 6222768 . (02) 5001856

  • secretariat@i-assert.com

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