85 attend GBSEALD’s info session on new doctoral degree programs
21 Nov 2022
The Gokongwei Brothers School of Education and Learning Design (GBSEALD) hosted an information session last 19 November 2022 to enlighten interested academics on the education doctoral degree programs to be launched next August of 2023. A total of 25 onsite and 60 online participants showed up.
Fr. Johnny Go SJ, GBSEALD Dean, welcomed the attendees and introduced them to Ateneo de Manila’s one-year-old school of education and its two soon-to-be-launched doctoral programs.
Dr. Isabel Pefianco Martin, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Management, presented the school’s research agenda, highlighting the country’s need for relevant and high-impact research to help shape educational policies. She also discussed GBSEALD’s professional doctorate, the Doctor of Education (EdD), with three specializations that students could choose from: (1) Educational Leadership and Administration, (2) Learning and Teaching, and (3) Catholic Educational Leadership and Pedagogy
Fr Francis Alvarez SJ, Chair of the Department of Catholic Educational Philosophy and Practice, presented the academic research doctorate, the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD in Education), as well as the scholarships available for deserving students: the Dra Rosario Bustos Atencio Scholarship Fund for the Education of Public School Teachers and the Vicente Tiu Lim Teacher Education Endowment Fund.
Mr. Galvin Ngo, Ateneo SALT Director, moderated the Open Forum that followed. Aside from the usual practical questions about the programs, particularly noteworthy was the interest in the Catholic education track offered in our EdD. As Fr. Francis said, it is the only one in the country–quite surprising if we note that there is a vast and strong network of Catholic schools and universities in the Philippines.
The session ended on a high note, with the diverse group of participants enthusiastic about the possibility of starting their doctoral journey with GBSEALD. Fr. Johnny spoke for the team when he told the attendees: “We are eager to accompany you and guide you in finding and developing your intellectual voice and identity.”
You may watch the recording of the session below or here. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 Nov 2022