September has been a very busy month for RCTQ and SiMERR staff with staff members presenting the initial results of ongoing RCTQ research at three different conferences in the Philippines.

Professor John Pegg has presented a key note address and hosted a workshop at the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA)  International Conference on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (ICEME 2014)  held  September 24 to 26, 2014.

Keynote Title: Validation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Capturing the voice of  the profession (1.5 Hours)
Workshop Presentation: SOLO Taxonomy (3 Hours)

Associate Professor Joy Hardy from SiMERR  travelled to Lucena City  to present a key note address at the Conference of CALABARZON Basic Education Researchers (C2BER). There were 850 participants and Joy was given a rousing welcome. Her address explored ‘Developing a Culture of Research for Effective K-12 Education’.

Joy also presented with Dr Ken Vine (in absentia) a keynote address at the PEMEA ICEME conference entitled ‘Systems Thinking in Education Management and Research: A Complexity Theory Perspective’ presented at the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association.

In Manila RCTQ Academic Staff have presented five papers at the  Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA)  International Conference on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (ICEME 2014). The conference has the theme:  “Educational Assessment and Quality Assurance in a Borderless Society”.  RCTC collaborated on the following papers which highlight aspects of RCTQ research priorities:

Teacher Standards Across the World: A Corpus-Driven Analysis (Gina O.Gonong, Teresita T. Rungduin, Marilyn U. Balagtas, Jennie V. Jocson)

Pre-service and In-service Teachers’ Perceived Teaching Competence: Inputs to Professional Development (Marilyn U. Balagtas, Jennie V. Jocson, Teresita T. Rungduin & Gina O.  Gonong)

Student Teachers’ Self and Practicum Supervisors’ Assessment of Teaching Competence:  Lessons for Student Teaching (Teresita T. Rungduin, Marilyn U. Balagtas, Gina O. Gonong  & Jennie V. Jocson)

LET and Teaching Performance of Selected In-service Teachers: Input to Teacher Education and Certification (Rosemarievic Villena-Diaz, Jennie V. Jocson , Gina O. Gonong)

Exploring Formula for Success in Teachers’ Licensure Examination in the Philippines (Maribel G. Gerundio & Marilyn U. Balagtas)

The Director of RCTQ, Marilyn Balagtas,  also moderated a symposium and facilitated one of the parallel sessions.