To continuously promote and strengthen the culture of research in basic education, the Schools Division of Lucena City conducted its Division Conference on Basic Education Researchers and Gawad Tagapamanihala 2019 in Queen Margarette Hotel, Lucena City on December 2.

“This year theme, Teachers’ Need for Research-Based Framework for Effective Teaching in the 21st Century aims to cater to the researches of teachers,” said Wendell L. Perez, Lucena City Public School Teachers and Employees Association (LCPSTEA)-President.

Making the research presentation special were the awardees of the Best Pecha Kucha Presentation in the 2019 Conference for Basic Education Researchers, Lianne Mariz L. Veluz, a teacher in Lucena National High School and Dennis E. Ibarrola, Assistant School Principal of Lucena City National High School.

Meanwhile, Associate Professor Maria Azela L. Tamayo of Manuel S. Enverga University took the opportunity to share her passion for research as she shares her work experiences as a researcher.

“It is important to know why  you conduct research and how your research can be utilized,” said Tamayo. According to her, many teachers are doing research, however, there is a problem in terms of result dissemination and utilization. Tamayo also shared tips on the process of copywriting  journals, articles, and research papers in the National Library of the Philippines and the different means of informing the public about the study conducted. “Research is useless if you keep it to yourself,” she added.

Tayabas City Schools Division Superintendent Aniano M. Ogayon was also present in the said activity. He emphasized the importance of research in hiring of teachers and in classroom set up. He further discussed the qualities of effective teachers based on the book of James H. Stronge. “You teach best what you most need to learn,” SDS Ogayon said, quoting Richard David Bach. (Christine Joy F. Carandang, Education Program Specialist II, CID, SDO Lucena City)