RCTQ senior manager discusses gender diversity on PNU Talks
Dr. Levi Elipane—RCTQ Senior Manager and PNU Graduate Teacher Education Faculty (GTEF) associate professor— unpacked the notions of gender and development in the context of teacher education as he spoke before thousands of PNU social media followers at the PNU Talks – College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research (CGSTER) webinar series on 4 October 2021.
During the hour-long webinar, Dr. Elipane discussed gender diversity and “how it should be framed within the notion of well-being, and linked to the ultimate pursuit of development.”
“Deepening our understanding of gender diversity brings us a step closer to United Nations General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Nos. 4 and 5,” Dr. Elipane said.
SDG 4 aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”, while SDG 5 aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.
Teacher education, Dr. Elipane said, plays a big role in this development agenda. He also discussed sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC) “as a way to ground discrimination and inclusion in the context of classroom learning, whether done face to face or virtually.”
Dr. Elipane also presented a COVID-responsive module on the PPST Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) indicator 3.1.2 to demonstrate how notions on gender, development and teacher education could be integrated in classroom teaching. The module is part of the project on the Development and Validation of COVID-Responsive Modules on PPST Indicators 3.1.2 and 3.4.2, a collaboration between RCTQ and the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP), where Dr. Elipane is one of the project leaders.
The talk has been viewed by 3,800 netizens as of this writing.
Watch the full webinar below:https://www.rctq.ph/?p=3237NewsHOTS,PNU Talks