TYKFI recently brought 36 public school teachers, education supervisors, and district supervisors headed by DepEd Nueva Vizcaya Division Superintendent Dr. Benjamin D. Paragas for an educational visit to the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) Centrum in Marikina City and the Bonifacio Art Foundation’s Mind Museum in Taguig City.
Public Schools Bambang II District Supervisor DR. ROSIE D. CALACALA referred to the visit’s purpose as a way to gain knowledge and skills from the exhibits, which she can share to teachers, schoolheads, pupils, and friends. She added ”The concepts, learning, knowledge, fruitful experiences gained from the visit will help me in giving feedback to the teachers, especially during the developmental meetings and during INSETs.”
Dr. Calacala averred that it will help her grow professionally because of the hands-on experience. The insights gained can be shared to teachers. She further explained that “there are many concepts that are embedded in the exhibits particularly Science & Technology. Some of which are: concepts on Human Body systems, Simple machines, Solar System, stars, phases of the moon, electricity, magnetism plants, animals, some concepts in Mathematics, evolution of man & animals. The advanced technology struck me most among the exhibits.”
Principal II, In Charge Kasibu East District Lina D. Pal-Ec said that she can “use the knowledge and concepts I learned from the visit in giving inputs to teachers during developmental coaching after the observation of classes.” “It will also help me develop myself academically through the knowledge, skills and values I learned/gained from the different exhibits. They will serve as my inspiration to read more and learn more about Science concepts and skills aligned in the Elementary Science Curriculum which I can also share to the teachers.”
The post-evaluation of the educational tour yielded positive result, especially in the area of implementation where majority agreed they will implement learnings at the soonest possible time.