What is BERF?
- It is the acronym for Basic Education Research Fund. BERF is a grant provided by the Department of Education to support education research in aid of evidence-based policy formulation.
Outline of Research Proposal
Introduction of the Research
Scope and Limitation
Timetable/ Gantt Chart)
Outline for Action Research
Context and Rationale
Review of Related Literature
Scope and Limitation
List of References
What are the non-eligible activities and expenditures under in utilizing Basic Research Fund?
- The research fund shall be utilized for the following activities: implementation of the approved research proposals, and results dissemination.
- The implementation of approved research proposals to be funded under BERF which will be undertaken by a DepEd personnel at all levels shall be guided by the existing auditing and accounting rules and regulations. Specifically, the research fund shall not be used for the following expense items: equipment; software; salary; overtime pay and honorarium for resource persons, statisticians, and other provider of services; utilities; office rental; all overseas travel and all items not included in the approved research proposal.
What is Research Agenda?
- It is a document containing a list of priority education research areas to guide DepEd and its stakeholders in the conduct of research.
What are the four research themes or basic education topics identified by the department which will have unique contributions to the Department’s target outcomes and mission?
Answer: Teaching and Learning, Child Protection, Human Resource Development, and Governance
- Teaching and Learning. Research Agenda looks into the strategies, best practices, and facilitating and hindering factors relative to five sub-themes, namely: instruction, curriculum, learners, assessment, and learning outcomes.
- Child Protection. Main topics under it include, but are not limited to, the following: Bullying, Teenage Pregnancy, Child Abuse, Addiction and Media Consumption.
- Human Resource Development. Research questions will delve into three sub-themes: (1) teaching and non-teaching qualifications and hiring; (2) career development; and employee welfare.
- Governance. This theme will cover planning, finance, program management, transparency and accountability, and evaluation.