CWTS 2 Requirements

A Day in La Mesa Eco Park  For someone who is clueless about nature, La Mesa Eco Park is the best to place to have a first-hand experience with nature’s immaculate beauty.  For one, the sanctuary is full of natural and animal diversity, all of which anyone can easily appreciate devoid of hours of trekking….

Reflection on a Madrasah Class

I was fortunate enough to witness two madrasah classes at Paso de Blas Elementary School in March 3, 2018. I was observed two lessons: first is for the level 1 students, spearheaded by teacher Muhainesha Cali, and the other is for the level 2 students, which is taught by teacher Salam Boriongan. Both subjects focus…

EDS 133 eJournal for Module 3

The Opening and the Catholic Prayer At the outset, it is worthy to note that I’m not a religious person. However, I grew up under the Catholic faith; hence, I am aware of its practices and belief system. Catholicism is something I learned from formal schooling, previous church work, and my parents. That being said,…

EDS 133: eJournal for Module 2

Islamic education and Secular education Islamic education is the sum of Talim, Tarbiyya, and Tadid. It is the process of creating a complete child through enhancing their rational, spiritual, and social dimensions. In Islam, the highest form of knowledge can’t be achieved through exclusively refining the child’s social and intellectual abilities. Spiritual training guided by…

EDS 133: Module 1 reflection

On the major worldviews of Islam… My personal worldview has been crafted by time and experience, education, and some of the religious teachings I was taught to as a child. Fundamentally, I believe that the primary responsibility is to make the world a better place. For me, this can be done through acceptance, compassion, understanding,…

EDS 111 Final Entry

This course has been a fresh air for me as it mainly focuses on what teachers should be in the class and from there assists us to understand what should be done in the classroom. In particular, it also focuses more on the personal perception towards teaching and learning, and asks us students to critically…

eJournal 6: Principles of Effective Teaching

Module 6 highlights the idea that in order to instigate effective learning in the classroom, the teacher must not only focus on their practice alone, but rather also understand how learners learn effectively and how the teaching practice affects this process. Effective learning, then for me, is a two-way street. Teachers must understand the factors…

eJournal 4: Activity 4 part 2

My years of spending time learning at an online environment influenced my conceptions about teaching and learning. The traditional practices I was used to prove to be hegemonic, as it seems sub-par than the active learning employed in my current educational setting. Hence, since then I have considered learning as an active process, which is…

Ejournal 4: Perceptions on teaching and learning

At the outset, learning and teaching practices are the reflection of an individual’s perception towards teaching and learning. The educator’s view towards these activities fundamentally affects everything in class, such as their teaching method and strategies, classroom activities, and fundamentally their role as an educator. With that said, educators must internalize how they view the…

eJournal 3 EDS 111

Shulman’s technological pedagogical content knowledge is an education construct that is needed in the modern day teaching setting. Expertise in exhibiting the connection of these bodies of knowledge should be learned by teachers as we live in the Information Age, where everything is almost depended on technology. Life outside the classroom centers on new technologies,…

eJournal 2: Teacher Professionalism

I have always thought of teacher professionalism using a simplistic lens. That is to say, I regard it through two different, albeit simple perspectives: one is that teacher professionalism is akin to the following of the teacher Code of Ethics, and second, it also the process of getting licensed as a teacher. An example of…