DGEM holds 2nd Free Elective workshop

The Department of General Education and Mission (DGEM), headed by its Chair, Elizabeth M. Remedio, Ph.D., facilitated a General Education Free Elective Workshop on January 30, 2018 at the Virtual Training Room of the Josef Baumgartner Learning Resource Center in Talamban Campus.

Delia E. Belleza, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, welcomed the participants from the different departments. The workshop on Intended Learning Outcomes was facilitated by Engr. Luis K. Cabatingan, Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Head of the School of Engineering’s Curriculum and Instruction Development Office.

School of Arts and Sciences Dean Delia E. Belleza, Ph.D. welcomes participants to the Free Elective workshop.

This was the second of five workshop sessions, with each session having clearly defined deliverables meant to assist the academic units of the University in developing their inter-disciplinary free elective course proposals.

Mandated by CHED Memorandum Order No. 20 (s.2013), the General Education electives comprise a total of nine units as part of the General Education Curriculum’s Revised Core Courses. In order to qualify as a General Education course, it must conform to the philosophy and goals of General Education, apply an inter- or cross-disciplinary perspective, and draw materials, cases, or examples from Philippine realities and experiences.

CHED CMO No. 20 also specifically directs that General Education Electives must cover at least any two domains of knowledge (arts and humanities; social sciences and philosophy; and science, technology, and mathematics). They should not be taken from a single domain to ensure balance across disciplines and retain the well-rounded character of General Education, with their content and perspectives traversing disciplinal borders.

by Grace Magalzo-Bualat, M.P.S., Ll.B. (Chair, Department of Political Science)

Tags: General Education, Workshop

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