GOKONGWEI BROTHERS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING DESIGN

Bago ang lahat, edukasyon.

Continuing a 156-year-old tradition of excellence in teacher education, Ateneo de Manila University has established the Gokongwei Brothers School of Education and Learning Design (GBSEALD).

The Gokongwei Brothers School of Education and Learning Design (GBSEALD) constitutes Ateneo de Manila’s strategic response to the challenges of Philippine education and enables the university to address these more effectively.

The naming is in recognition of the extraordinary donation from the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) to establish the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Endowment for Educational Innovation. Ateneo de Manila’s fifth and newest Loyola School therefore signals a strategic partnership between two leading institutions–one that promises to make a lasting impact on Philippine education.

GBSEALD traces its origin in the Escuela Normal de Maestros established by the Jesuits in Intramuros, Manila 155 years ago, the very first teacher education institute in the Philippines. The school emerged after almost three years of extensive research and consultation among stakeholders within the university, as well as other potential educational partners.

Our ten principles of learning, teaching, and formation

  1. The heart of education. Our education is not just about the acquisition of knowledge (recall or mastery of content), but more importantly, about understanding (through Reflection), application (through Action), and most of all, character formation
    [Ignatian Pedagogy, Understanding by Design, Holistic Education]

  2. Cura personalis. Our well-being, motivation, and emotions are critical to our learning.

  3. Meeting learners where they are. All of us learners--no matter our background and starting point--can learn and have something valuable to contribute to the learning
    [Growth Mindset, Individual Learner Differences]

  4. Magis. We need to be stretched and challenged if we are to learn and grow. High expectations lead to high performance.
    [Magis]

  5. A Learning Sanctuary. We will have a safe space for learning and a community that supports and challenges us to learn to think independently and critically, where we welcome other perspectives, rehearse our ideas out loud, experiment with our practice, and receive reasonable and respectful feedback from fellow learners and mentors.
    [Brain-based Learning, Harvard Discussion-Based Teaching]

  6. Learning as Active and Interactive. We learn best by doing and by interacting with fellow learners. Content is best not “dumped” on students, but offered in a way that encourages our learners to interact with it and to learn it with other learners.
    [Active Learning, Learner-Centered Learning, Peer Learning, Empowerment]

  7. Learning as Meaning Making. Our learning becomes meaningful when we actually interact with the new ideas and concepts, unpack them, wrestle with them, connect them to others (even from other disciplines), add to them, and make them our own
    [Learning by Refraction, Constructivist Learning]

  8. Assessment for Learning and for Transfer. We learn more when our assessments are formative (when we are given constructive feedback) and authentic (when it entails application in a real-world context).
    [Assessment for Learning, Authentic Assessment]

  9. Companions in the Journey. We will build a learning community where each one is seen and feels that he or she belongs. Our learning will not be an isolated journey. We will be personally accompanied in a learning community of like-minded and supportive companions and coaches.
    [Learning Communities, Learning by Refraction]

  10. Education for the Greater Good. In our learning community, we will be guided not so much towards what we want, but towards what others need—and for the believers among us, towards what God wants for us and the world (Ignatian discernment).
    [“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.” — Frederick Buechne]

GBSEALD Events

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Pagdidisenyo ng Tagumpay sa Filipino

Mon, 20 Jun 2022

Online

Posible bang magtagumpay ang bawat estudyante? Palihan ito tungkol sa...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Teachers Leading Change: Learning from an Emerging Future

Thu, 16 Jun 2022

Online

This workshop will focus on Teacher Leadership through the lens...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Teaching Physics for Junior High School Teachers

Mon, 13 Jun 2022

Online

This workshop covers selected topics of Grade 8 Physics: Acceleration...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

European History and Emergence of the European Union | Turo-Guro Summer 2022

Mon, 13 Jun 2022

Online

A short workshop introducing various bilingual modules that can be...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Media and Information Literacy in the Classroom

Mon, 13 Jun 2022

Online

A collection of experiences and discussions for teachers and administrators...

Ceremony

Paghahandong 2022: A Celebration of Student Leadership and Service

Mon, 06 Jun 2022

Online

Paghahandog is an annual celebration of student excellence in Sports...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

First Aid for Mental Health in the School Setting

Wed, 27 Jul 2022

Online

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a basic intervention protocol for...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Designing for Content, Coach, and Community: Key Ingredients for Effective Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Learning

Tue, 26 Jul 2022

Online

In this web-workshop, participants will review practical design strategies that...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Assessment Literacy for Students

Mon, 25 Jul 2022

Online

During remote learning, were your students aware of the learning...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Wed, 20 Jul 2022

Online

This seminar-workshop aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Assessment Literacy for Teachers

Mon, 18 Jul 2022

Online

One of the most common questions teachers have raised about...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Common Sense Classroom Management: Management Practices That Work Across Different Modalities

Thu, 14 Jul 2022

Online

This is an 8-hour course that features mini-lectures on the...

Lecture

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series: Digital Humanities and Philippine Literature in Spanish

Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Ateneo de Manila University

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Kritika Kultura, the international...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

Online Basic Conversational Cantonese (Cycle 2)

Fri, 27 May 2022

Online

Course Description This course is suitable for those who are...

Meeting / Consultation / Town hall / Forum

The President's Hour, May 2022

Fri, 27 May 2022

Online

In this session of The President's Hour, Fr Bobby will...

Thesis / Dissertation Defense

Assessing Eutrophication: Inter-annual Variability of Chlorophyll Concentration in Negros Island Coastal Waters

Fri, 27 May 2022

Online

The Master of Science in Environmental Science Program of the...

Workshop / Seminar / Short Course

The Site-Specific Nutrient Management Strategy for Rice: A Microeconomic Analysis

Wed, 25 May 2022

Online

As part of the Ateneo Department of Economics and ACERD...

Lecture

Book Talk on Pachinko

Wed, 25 May 2022

Online

The Ateneo Korean Studies Program would like to invite the...

Lecture

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series: Digital Humanities and Philippine Literature in Spanish

Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Ateneo de Manila University

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Kritika Kultura, the international...

Ceremony

Pagtatapos sa Mababang Paaralan 2022

Tue, 31 May 2022

High School Covered Courts, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights campus

Malugod kayong inaanyayahan ng Pangulo ng Pamantasan at ng Punong-guro...

Meeting / Consultation / Town hall / Forum

The President's Hour, May 2022

Fri, 27 May 2022

Online

In this session of The President's Hour, Fr Bobby will...