An Initial Foray into the Productive Pedagogies Practices of an English language Program: Realities

  • Maribel G. Valdez Bukidnon State University
  • Lina C Hidaglo
Keywords: Teaching, English Language, Graduate School


Higher education institutions are learning organizations where academics and students are engaged in meaningful learning. A focus on students’ achievement of academic and social outcomes is important because we want to have professionals who have graduated with not only the content knowledge and skills, but also with the social skills, the process in which they observe the behavior of others and its consequences, and modify their own behavior accordingly. Professional culture of HEIs has to be periodically improved to meet the changing needs of the time. One of the many processes that may be looked into is the pedagogy or this this case the andragogy. Bukidnon State University is known as a teacher-trainer in the region. The university believes that it should be the innovators of education. It trains its student-participants to be trainers of teachers in the different divisions and regions of Mindanao. In the Graduate School it accepts the Department of Education scholars and teachers of Mindanao who want to become innovators. They are at the same time the administrators of their own schools. The university is also the K-12 service providers. This is why there is a need to study its own practices so that it will become more responsive to its clientele, and its graduate students would become better, if not the best teachers and educational administrators of their schools.


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