CHED and REX Education recognize model HEIs for flexible learning and innovation
In a time of great difficulty and challenge, many schools and educators have risen to the challenge of providing holistic and rewarding learning to students across the country.
For Rex Education and the Higher Education Commission, these heroic actions deserve to be highlighted and must be recognized, which led to the creation of the Gawad Edukampyon Awards 2021 which aim to celebrate the innovations and excellence of higher education institutions (HEIs) during the most difficult period. in recent history. “I encourage all HEIs to join Gawad Edukampyon and present your innovations. It is in these difficult times that we must empower and inspire each other, draw strength and learn from each other, ”said CHED President Prospero de Vera. The awards, organized in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), are driven by #WeLearnAsOne Bayanihan efforts of CHED and Edukampyon advocacy of Rex Education. “The Edukampyon program puts pressure on the fact that as members of the community, everyone is part of this learner-centered solution, and therefore are morally obligated duty bearers to support initiatives that will benefit our learners. We recognize that efforts to realize Edukampyon’s vision continue to grow. We may be in the very first steps of this multi-year movement. But taking the first step is always the most crucial moment in every revolution, ”said Don Timothy Buhain, CEO of Rex Education. “With the help of all higher education institutions and all, we hope that this first step will lead to a march where we create more programs and campaigns that allow us to be the champions of the Filipino learner in his outfit. And we hope that the Gawad Edukampyon Awards 2021 will pave this way, ”he added. There are four categories under the Gawad Edukampyon Awards: The Gawad Edukampyon for Excellence in Flexible and Responsive Management will be awarded to higher education institutions that have created policies or implemented specific projects and practices that have ensured continuity of education, as well as the health, safety, and well-being of students, teachers, staff and the school community. The Gawad Edukampyon for Excellence in Flexible Teaching and Learning Innovation will be given to higher education institutions with exemplary innovative and adaptive learning approaches and solutions, including innovative platforms, appropriate learning tools, pedagogies and assessments; efforts to promote learner-centered teaching; technology-assisted or arts-based learning; implementation of open online mobile courses (MOOCs); or creating significant program reforms to accommodate changes in the delivery of learning.
The Gawad Edukampyon for Responsive Research and Development will be given to higher education institutions with outstanding research and development of products that have significantly contributed to the community through research and dissemination of material to d ” other LGUs or other higher education institutions, as well as research that has been used as a contribution to public policy or adopted in a local community project, and case evaluations or action research that may improve the government’s response to the COVID-19. The Gawad Edukampyon for Public Service and Community Engagement will be given to HEIs with outstanding outreach projects that have alleviated the challenges faced by their community due to COVID-19. Two winners will be awarded for each category – one from the public sector and one from the private sector. Each category winner will receive a cash prize and a set of educational resources valued at 200,000 pesos. The stories of all the winners will be featured in the publication edited by Rex Education, Padayon. “[There is] no going back to traditional, full, face-to-face classrooms. The Commission has adopted a policy that flexible learning will continue during the school year 2021 and beyond, ”said De Vera. All HEIs wishing to participate in the Gawad Edukampyon Awards can now submit their letter of intent (LOI) signed by the HEI manager or his authorized representative to [email protected]
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