S & T Fair and Sci-Math Summit opens in Tagaytay

FOR THE first time, the National Science and Mathematics Summit for Regional Science High Schools (RSHSs) and the National Science and Technology Fair are held side by side in the same venue with the theme, “Unleashing the Power of Scientific Minds.”

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Dir. Lolita Andrada (center) checks out of the researches at the gallery.

The 3rd National Science and Mathematics Summit for 17 Regional Science High Schools in the country is held here at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Convention Center in Tagaytay City from November 26-29, 2010, alongside the National Science and Technology Fair, which replaced the Intel Philippine Science Fair.

During the opening program, DepEd Bureau of Secondary Education Chief Dir. Lolita Andrada highlighted the merits of the constructivist approach in teaching science and mathematics. This, she says, is doing science instead of simply talking.

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In the next two days, the delegates from the RSHSs will have the Students’ Academy, where the student participants will participate in learning activities and assessment; Teachers’ Academy, where science and mathematics teachers will update themselves with the new trends in education; and Principals’ Academy, which is geared toward addressing the needs of the RSHSs.

In the S&T Fair, several research projects compete in the Life Science, Applied Science, and Mathematical Investigation categories.

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YOUNG SCIENTISTS. Student reasearches are displayed at the DAPCC lobby.

There are plenty of developments in the country’s basic education. I am hopeful that in the years to come, Philippine education will be one that will be emulated by countries around the world.

Ariel Lalisan

Ariel Lalisan

Ariel Lalisan is a physics teacher at Alabel National Science High School. He is an advocate of constructivism approach in education. He employs active learning and independent learning in his lessons, and, of course, a lot of technology integration. His goal is to produce students who can solve problems on their own using the concepts they learn in the classroom. Ariel Lalisan is a Google Certified Innovator (Google Teachers Academy Southeast Asia 2014) and a community leader at Google Educator Group Sarangani. He is a co-founder of SoCCSKSarGen and he won the Globe Media Excellence Blogger of the Year Award in 2015.

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5 thoughts on “S & T Fair and Sci-Math Summit opens in Tagaytay

  1. Andito ka ulit sa Manila? Naku, kung nagtext ka, baka di ko nabasa dahil ibang number na gamit ko. Email mo na lang ako para mabigay ko yung new number ko sayo. 🙂

    1. Yup. Twice ako pumunta ng Manila this month. I lost your number na rin po. Cge.. email kita. Pero next time na naman tau magkikita. Bukas na rin kasi uwi ko.

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