C & E Publishing’s Commitment: Providing Adaptive Solutions for Philippine Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

C & E Publishing’s Commitment: Providing Adaptive Solutions for Philippine Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Industry 3.0 paved the way for the digitization and computerization of traditional devices and technology, but rapid developments and innovations that exist unceasingly explain the nature of the next level of the industrial revolution – also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 or simply, IR 4.0. Industry 4.0 describes the exponential changes to the way humans live, work, and relate to one another due to the existing cyber-physical systems, the interconnection via the internet, and the connectivity between data systems. Smart technologies connect and interact, visualize the entire production chain, and make decisions autonomously.

Industry 4.0 produces a more intelligent technology because of the collaboration of both humans and machines in one system, where technology performs independently. Meanwhile, the interconnection between human work and rapid technological movement during Industry 4.0 impacts all disciplines, industries, and economies in every country by creating massive and rapid changes in data gathering in a non-linear way at unprecedented speed across all sectors of society.

The World Economic Forum considers the following qualifications to be of high demand in the future workforce by the year 2022: Analytical thinking and innovation; Active learning and learning strategies; Creativity, originality and initiative; Technology design and programming; Critical thinking and analysis; Complex problem-solving; Leadership and social influence; Emotional intelligence; Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation; and Systems analysis and evaluation. In the succeeding years, industries will need to align their skills set and workforce strategy to these qualifications to withstand the demands of future employment in the existence of IR 4.0.

The wave of Industry 4.0 is so powerful that it provokes inevitable changes, even within the education landscape. The Fourth Industrial Revolution bears a generation of digital natives who are born in the age of the internet and digital technology. They bore witness to human work and technology as working in collaboration. While we can derive a good number of advantages in this collaboration, the interconnection of human work and technology also poses challenges in the education system because the traditional approach to teaching and learning is no longer fit. From these challenges emerge the need for innovation in the field of education, thus the name Education 4.0.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution enables learning at one’s convenience, Education 4.0 is the industry’s proactive response to the requirements of the new industrial revolution. Education 4.0 promotes a new form of curriculum integration and knowledge production called the “Transdisciplinary Approach.” This approach links concepts with immersive learning in the context of real-world conflicts or themes. Students are prepared to solve real-world problems, in which the exploration of solutions integrates the perspectives of multiple disciplines and the utilization of new technology. When students explore solutions, students develop a multifaceted understanding of themselves, their environment, and society – which then produces new knowledge for the learners.

While the Transdisciplinary approach to teaching and knowledge acquisition engages students to think deeper and participate actively in solving real-world problems, the dilemma remains as to how prepared the Philippine Education is in adapting to this approach of curriculum integration. C & E Publishing Educational Solutions Group, with the alternate name C & E Publishing, Inc., consistently explores the underlying opportunities to address the challenges for the Philippine education sector in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

By helping Philippine academic institutions gear up and equipping Filipino students with necessary skills in the presence of more advanced technology, C & E Publishing is living up to its commitment in delivering innovative solutions in the form of Learning Resources and Platform, Research and Innovation Hub, Learning Community and Professional Development, Strategic Partnerships, and Performance Measures and Assessments. These five pillars are what strengthen C & E Publishing in its pursuit of becoming the premier provider of world-class and IR 4.0-ready solutions. The company widens its horizon in addressing the demands of the paradigm shift in the field of education through its business units: CE-Logic, Inc. and KITE Digital Educational Solutions.

C & E Publishing Educational Solutions Group showcased these world-class digital, educational solutions during the 40th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) on September 11-15, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines. MIBF is the longest-running annual book fair in the country and the prime venue for B2B and B2C events of the printed and digital content industry, including its allied industries. This yearly event is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc.

For further inquiries, C & E Publishing Educational Solutions Group head office is located at 839 EDSA, South Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines. You may also contact us at 929-5088 (local 121) / 352-3458 or send us an e-mail at customerservice@cebookshop.com.

C & E at MIBF 2019

C & E at MIBF 2019

While already known as one of the leading providers of world-class educational materials in the country and a pioneer in offering integrated educational solutions, C & E Publishing, Inc. continues to strive for innovation and fresh ideas. This September, at the 40th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), C & E will showcase more products that will help the education sector overcome the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution or IR 4.0.

Running for four decades now, MIBF has evolved from being just an event for the publishing industry and the academe to being one of the most-awaited exhibitions for all sorts of readers. It has become a gathering of bookworms of all ages and from all walks of life to celebrate the joys of reading and the knowledge each book brings. The event is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. and will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City from September 11 to 15, 2019.

Mark your calendars now and visit our booth between aisles C and E from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out C & E’s comprehensive selection of products or talk to any of our Account Executives to learn more about how we can help your institution adapt to IR 4.0. You can also get discounts on C & E’s selected titles at 30 to 90 percent off.

 

Activities

C & E will provide limited-edition items for participants in the following activities:

  • Bee-bot City Tours
  • Arduino Maze Labyrinth
  • STEAM Blast
  • Battle Ball
  • BOSON Module Building

On-the-spot demonstrations of C & E’s STEAM-centered learning packages will also be given for clients and visitors to experience.

Visit us between aisles C and E from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Seminar-Workshop on Education 4.0 and Technopreneurship

As part of C & E Publishing, Inc.’s commitment to promoting lifelong learning, C & E Publishing will be holding a seminar-workshop about Education 4.0 and Technopreneurship at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City during the 40th Manila International Book Fair on September 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. to noon. The training will be led by Mr. Niño Naldoza, Director of the Philippine Normal University Institute of Knowledge Management, and Dr. Luis G. Sison, Director of the University of the Philippines Technology Transfer and Business Development Office, to discuss educational technology developments and how these impact the academic performance of students.

The objectives of the seminar-workshop are as follows:

  • To provide participants with a concrete understanding of Industrial 4.0 and its role in improving student learning
  • To enable participants to identify techniques and tools that support innovative teaching strategies and promote student engagement

 

Program

08:00–8:30 Registration
8:30–8:45 Opening Ceremonies
8:45–9:00 Welcome Remarks

Mr. Gerric Gomez

Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets

C & E Publishing, Inc.

09:00–09:45 Education 4.0 Beyond: Innovations, Challenges, and the Future

Prof. Niño Naldoza

Director, Institute of Knowledge Management

Philippine Normal University

09:45–10:15 Workshop
10:15–10:30 Open Forum
10:30–11:15 Technopreneurship: Technology in Entrepreneurship and Its Impact on the Philippine Educational System

Dr. Luis G. Sison

Director, Technology Transfer and Business Development Office

University of the Philippines Diliman

11:15–11:45 Hands-On Workshop & Application

Open Forum

11:45–12:00 Closing Ceremonies

 

Resource Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited slots available. Register now for FREE.

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Terms and Conditions

Submission of online registration is regarded as a firm acceptance of these terms and conditions.

  • Registration for the Seminar-Workshop on Education 4.0 and Technopreneurship is free. However, this excludes food and transportation during the event.
  • All applications for the Seminar-Workshop on Education 4.0 and Technopreneurship are subject to availability.
  • Due to limited slots, CEESG will confirm your application by September 10, 2019 through email.
  • All rights to all presentations, documentation, and materials published or otherwise made available as part of the event (including but not limited to any documentation kits and audio or audiovisual recording of the event) (“Content”) are owned by C & E Publishing, Inc. or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. No (i) photography, filming or recording; or (ii) republication, broadcast or other dissemination of the Content is permitted. You shall not distribute, reproduce, modify, store, transfer or in any other way use any of the Content (save that use by the relevant delegate for internal business purposes shall be permitted).
  • The personal information supplied in connection with your registration will be held by C & E Publishing, Inc. as a record of attendees and parties expressing interest. By registering for this event, you are allowing us to use your personal information to contact you by email, direct mail, and/or telephone, in order to supply information relevant to this event or other C & E Publishing seminars, conferences, and opportunities in the future that may be of interest to you. We may also share this information with our partners and event sponsors in order for them to contact you about other products and services, which may be of interest to you. If you do not want your details to be used in this way, please contact us by letter or email.
  • In the unlikely event of the program being canceled, C & E Publishing, Inc. shall not be held liable for the personal expenses and other incidental expenses of the delegates.
  • In the unlikely event that changes to the event are necessary, C & E Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to make such changes to the program, speakers, venue, schedule, and seminar proceedings at any time.
  • These Terms and Conditions may be amended, revised or updated by us from time to time without any prior notice.
C & E seals agreement with Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.

C & E seals agreement with Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.

C & E Publishing, Inc. signed a three-year memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. (DMSF) last August 2 at the DMSF campus in Davao City.

To continuously nurture and support medical education in the Philippines, C & E turned over scholarship grants, which include required medical textbooks, to select students of DMSF. C & E Chief Operating Officer John Emyl Eugenio, DMSF President Dr. Jonathan Alegre, DMSF Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Oliver Victoriano, DMSF Chief Operating Officer Dr. Oliver Victoriano and DMSF Assistant Dean-College of Medicine Dr. Erwin Rommel Hontiveros were present during the ceremonial turnover.

DMSF, recognized as one of the country’s top medical schools, was established in July 1976 to address the need for doctors in rural communities and the need for specialists in urban centers in Mindanao. The DMSF College of Medicine was the first college to be set up in Mindanao for such purpose. The college is dedicated to providing quality medical education and advanced training to enable its graduates to deliver effective medical care in rural and urban communities.

As part of its commitment of giving back to the community, C & E continues to extend support to underprivileged students through institutional partnerships, to provide them with equal opportunities and access to quality educational materials.

C & E to address the future of Philippine education at MIBF 2019

C & E to address the future of Philippine education at MIBF 2019

C & E to address the future of Philippine education at MIBF 2019

While already known as one of the leading providers of world-class educational materials in the country and a pioneer in offering integrated educational solutions, C & E Publishing, Inc. continues to strive for innovation and fresh ideas. This September, at the 40th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), C & E will showcase more products that will help the education sector overcome the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution or IR 4.0.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), as expounded in 2016 by Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, is a period characterized by the fusion of technologies that blurs the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. Since then, IR 4.0 has been synonymous with new technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, modern biotechnology, and the internet of things.

Always ahead of its competitors in providing new and creative approaches, C & E adopts the theme: “IR 4.0: Defining the Future of Philippine Education” to address the changing needs of students and educators in the 21st century. Twenty-first century education is about helping learners develop the skills that will allow them to make sense of the vast information available and share them in smart ways. C & E’s MIBF exhibit includes a wide array of digital learning solutions and an extensive collection of textbooks and reference books in print and digital formats. On-the-spot demonstrations of C & E’s STEAM-centered learning packages will also be given for clients and visitors to experience.

Running for four decades now, MIBF has evolved from being just an event for the publishing industry and the academe to being one of the most-awaited exhibitions for all sorts of readers. It has become a gathering of bookworms of all ages and from all walks of life to celebrate the joys of reading and the knowledge each book brings. The event is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. and will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City from September 11 to 15, 2019.

Mark your calendars now and visit our booth between aisles C and E from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check out C & E’s comprehensive selection of products or talk to any of our Account Executives to learn more about how we can help your institution adapt to IR 4.0. You can also get discounts on C & E’s selected titles at 30 to 90 percent off.

For more information, contact C & E at 929 5088.

C & E Publishing launches training for the teaching of new general education courses

C & E Publishing launches training for the teaching of new general education courses

C & E Publishing, Inc. just recently launched the training program, Continuing Education for the New General Education (CE for the New GE). The program aims to support college educators in effectively teaching the new general education subjects thereby promoting a holistic development of learners. More than 100 administrators, professors, and instructors from over 25 higher education institutions from the National Capital Region and nearby areas in Luzon attended the first run of the training held at the C & E Information and Resource Center from April 4 to 6, 2018.

 

CE for the New GE was organized in pursuant to the Commission on Higher Education’s Memorandum Order No. 20, series of 2013, also known as General Education Curriculum: Holistic Understandings, Intellectual and Civic Competencies, which provides the framework and rationale of the revised general education curriculum (GEC) as a paradigm shift in the context of the K to 12 curriculum based on college readiness standards.

 

In his opening message, John Emyl Eugenio, C & E Publishing’s chief operating officer, emphasized C & E’s continuing professional development programs for educators in support of their career advancement because “C & E believes that first and foremost, teachers should be continuously equipped with relevant skills and competencies for them to be more efficient in their craft.”

 

The topics on the first day of the training focused on understanding the new General Education Curriculum. Dr. Amelia Biglete, director of the Office of Programs and Standards Development of CHED, provided updates on curricular reforms and the new GEC. Dr. Priscilla Viuya, former president of Tarlac State University and current President of Ecumenical Christian College, tackled the paradigm shift to outcomes-based education. Dr. Marilu Madrunio, dean of the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, discussed the implementation of bridging programs for the new GEC. Dr. Fe Josefa Nava, CHED consultant for testing, measurement, research, and evaluation shared insights on how to efficiently assess the progress of learners under the new GEC.

 

Meanwhile, the second and third days of the training focused on instruction. Dr. Evelyn Vicencio, dean of the University of the East College of Education, detailed how to develop a course syllabus, while Dr. Jessie Barrot, dean of the National University College of Education, Arts, and Sciences, explored teaching pedagogies.

 

Parallel sessions on four of the core subjects under the new GEC made up the last part of the training. The facilitators were Dr. Madrunio for Purposive Communication; De La Salle University Associate Professor, Dr. Ederlina Nocon, for Mathematics in the Modern World; Ateneo de Davao University College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Dr. Daniel Joseph McNamara, SJ for Science, Technology, and Society; and CHED National Trainer, Tumoroh Brazalote, M.A., for The Contemporary World.

 

The new GEC aims to expose college students “to various domains of knowledge and ways of comprehending social and natural realities, developing in the process intellectual competencies such as critical, analytical, and creative thinking, and multiple forms of expression; and civic capacities.” It will take effect in June 2018 after the graduation of the first batch of senior high school students.

 

The CE for the New GE program will have reruns in various locations nationwide from April to May 2018 before the opening of classes.

C & E Educational Solutions Group partner with international e-learning solutions companies  for 2017 Philippine Education Conference

C & E Educational Solutions Group partner with international e-learning solutions companies for 2017 Philippine Education Conference

C & E Educational Solutions Group teamed up with international e-learning solutions companies for a featured learning activity for the participants of the 2017 Philippine Education Conference (PEC) held on November 28 and 29, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

C & E’s partners for the activity were J2e, an educational software company based in the United Kingdom; Koobits, a Singaporean digital tool and platform developer specializing in mathematics for elementary grades; myOn, an award-winning provider of personalized literacy tools based in Minnesota, USA; and NUADU, a Polish educational solutions provider specializing in integrated assessments and analytics.

Titled “360@60: The 21st-Century Classroom in Focus,” the joint activity was rooted in C & E Educational Solutions Group’s thrust towards 21st-century education. It served as a one-stop shop for exciting applications and tools that highlighted emerging technologies in education to help participants determine which learning solutions address their school’s specific needs and make 21st-century learning work for their institution. 360@60 featured six learning stations that allowed the educators to experience how learning solutions can transform classrooms through exciting hands-on sessions facilitated by the four international partners, C & E’s very own learning management system (LMS), KITE Academy, and C & E’s makerspace division, MakerCE.

Hosted by the Philippine Education Assistance Committee (PEAC), the 2017 PEC with the theme “Achieving the Promise of K to 12,” engaged educational leaders on Philippine education issues and concerns, particularly the implementation of the senior high school program and preparations for delivering the new curricula for contemporary needs. It provided educators with an opportunity to understand how educational trends and models of innovation contribute to achieving the goals of the K to 12 curriculum.

Jesus Lorenzo R. Mateo, Undersecretary for Planning and Field Operations of the Department of Education (DepED); Atty. Guiling A. Mamondiong, Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); and Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), graced the 2017 PEC and provided an overview of the current state of Philippine education. More than 3,000 educators from private education institutions nationwide joined the conference.

C & E seals agreement with KooBits

C & E seals agreement with KooBits

In the photo during the signing of the memorandum of agreement are (from left to right) John Emyl Eugenio, Chief Operating Officer of C & E Publishing; Ming Jiang Tan, International EdTech Solution Consultant of KooBits; and Gerric Gomez, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets of C & E Publishing.

C & E Publishing, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Singaporean learning solutions company, KooBits, last November 22 at the C & E head office in South Triangle, Quezon City to bring personalized platforms for learning mathematics to Philippine schools, as part of C & E’s program promoting 21st-century skills and lifelong learning.

Under the agreement, KooBits gives C & E Publishing the rights to distribute its products to all Philippine schools, local and overseas. C & E Chief Operating Officer John Emyl Eugenio, C & E Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets Gerric Gomez, and KooBits’ International EdTech Solution Consultant, Ming Jiang Tan, signed the MoA.

KooBits offers a variety of age-appropriate, curriculum-aligned educational products with latest technologies to help children in primary schools learn effectively. Its flagship product, KooBits® ProblemSums™, a highly personalized platform for learning mathematics powered by Big Data technology and gamification, is the most popular mathematics learning portal in Singapore.

C & E seals agreement to develop review manuals for industrial engineering certification exam

C & E seals agreement to develop review manuals for industrial engineering certification exam

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (L-R front row) Engr. Chiqui Rosanna Tan-Calayag, Engr. Delfin Jacob, C & E Acquisitions Consultant Ms. Lourdes Lopez,          (L-R back row) Engr. Melissa Karen Mico, Engr. Vincent Alejandrino, Engr. Karin Dominique Bautista-De Leon, Engr. John Andrew Cheng, Engr. Alexis Lorraine Bautista, C & E Managing Editor Michael Ditchella, and C & E Project Officer for Higher Education Christine Samonte.

C & E Publishing, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a group of industrial engineers on August 12, 2017 at the C & E Information and Resource Center in South Triangle, Quezon City for the development of review manuals to aid candidates planning to take the Certified Industrial Engineer (CIE) Examination.

Seven engineers who will author the review manuals signed the MoA with Ms. Lourdes Lopez, acquisitions consultant of C & E Publishing. They were Engr. Delfin Jacob, president of e2 Consulting Inc.; Engr. Chiqui Rosanna Tan-Calayag, current administrative head and corporate secretary of DELCA Elevator Services, Inc.; and certified industrial engineers Vincent Alejandrino, Karin Dominique Bautista-De Leon, Alexis Lorraine Bautista, John Andrew Cheng, and Melissa Karen Mico. Two other authors, Engr. Charlie Marquez, vice president of eConsulting Inc. and current director of the Office of Planning and Development of the University of Santo Tomas, and Engr. Angelica Beata Kalaw, were not present during the signing.

Also present during the MoA signing were Christine Samonte, project officer for higher education of the C & E Publishing Product Development and Management Department (PDMD), and Michael Ditchella, area editor for Social Studies and Araling Panlipunan of PDMD. Ditchella provided the authors with an overview of the textbook development process prior to the MoA signing.

Under the agreement, C & E will have the exclusive rights to publish and distribute the seven review manuals covering the core subjects included in the CIE Examination, namely, engineering economy, production system, work study, facilities planning and design, probability and statistics, industrial quality control, and ergonomics. This set of professionally written review manuals will be the first of its kind since the first CIE Examination was held in 2009.

The CIE Examination is a voluntary process which validates an individual’s qualifications in industrial engineering. The examination is administered by the Industrial Engineering Certification Board, the certification arm of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers. The certification demonstrates to employers, clients, and peers the industrial engineer’s knowledge and experience and signifies commitment to continued excellence in professional practice.

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training
BAT Series 1 program director, Prof. Cynthia Abella (third from left, front row), and facilitator, Prof. Jed Loma (fourth from left, front row), gather with trainees and C & E officers during the face-to-face session last September 28 at the C & E Information and Resource Center.

C & E Publishing, Inc. conducted the first series of the Business Analytics Training (BAT) Applied in Business Programs endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education from September 27 to October 1 to help college educators determine the scope of the course syllabus, identify and apply analytical tools and methods that are appropriate in business programs, and discover sources for learning exercises.

More than 20 deans and faculty members from 10 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Luzon and the National Capital Region who teach business courses including marketing management, business management, business economics, financial management, operations management, human resource management, business mathematics, information technology or computer science, and business statistics attended BAT Series 1. The program consisted of two parts: three-day face-to-face sessions from September 27 to 29 at the C & E Information and Resource Center in South Triangle, Quezon City for lectures on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, presentation of group project, and integration; and two-day online sessions from September 30 to October 1 for online submissions of case studies and final project.

Prof. Jed Loma, managing director of the Institute of Business Analytics and an expert trainer in systems thinking and fundamentals of business analytics, delivered the lectures and facilitated the program, while Prof. Cynthia Abella, BAT Series program director and University of the East faculty member, provided the program overview.

The BAT Series is a response to the need of HEI educators for training following CHED’s Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 12 Series of 2013. The CMO prescribes the specialization track on business analytics in information technology education due to the growing global market opportunity for analytics, which the Philippines can take advantage of considering its high English literacy rate, low costs, growing technical skills, and proven success and experience in business process outsourcing (BPO).

As stated in CMO 12, the objective of the business analytics track is not simply to impart basic business knowledge, but to instill and nurture important qualities and skills in students that are essential for future business leadership and organizational success in the industry. In addition, starting academic year 2018, all business programs will offer the business analytics subjects, Fundamentals of Business Analytics and Data Warehousing, which total six units.

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education
Ms. Aline Genato-Magalong, Assistant Chief of the Office of Programs and Standards Development of the Commission on Higher Education (left center) and John Emyl Eugenio, Chief Operating Officer of C & E Publishing, Inc. (right center) gather with the participants of the Continuing Education for the New General Education Curriculum and Outcomes-Based Education on September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

As part of the activities lined up for its participation in the 38th Manila International Book Fair, C & E Publishing, Inc. held a faculty training titled “Continuing Education for the New General Education (GE) Curriculum and Outcomes-Based Education (OBE)” with the theme “Empowering 21st Century Learners” on September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

More than 60 educators from 31 higher education institutions (HEIs) attended the faculty training designed to support educators in creating and delivering rigorous and responsive educational experiences for learners in preparing them for higher education, career, and civic life. The program was rooted in C & E Publishing’s commitment to provide quality educational resources and to promote 21st-century skills and lifelong learning through the professional training of teachers and school administrators.

Dr. Amelia Biglete, Director IV of the Office of Programs and Standards Development (OPSD) of the Commission on Higher Education, presented the mission, vision, and guiding values of the implementation of the new GE curriculum, while Ms. Aline Genato-Magalong, OPSD Assistant Chief discussed the new GE curriculum and the academe’s role in equipping students with 21st-century skills.

Aside from the lectures and an open forum, the training included a tour of MakerCE, C & E Publishing’s sample makerspace featured in its MIBF booth to promote awareness on the importance of open creative spaces in fostering innovation among students and meeting the demands of 21st-century learning. A makerspace, as defined by Diana Rendina, a media specialist and creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com, is any place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials.

C & E’s new GE textbooks were also exhibited during the training. The local titles are Art Sense: Sensing the Arts in the Everyday by Gary Devilles, Reagan Maiquez, and Rolando Tolentino; Batis: Sources in Philippine History by Jose Victor Torres and Rene Escalante; Ethics by Marc Oliver Pasco, V. Fullente Suarez, and Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez; Essential Mathematics for the Modern World by Rizaldi Nocon and Ederlina Nocon; Purposive Communication: Using English in Multilingual Contexts by Marilu Rañosa Madrunio and Isabel Pefianco Martin; Science, Technology, and Society by Daniel Joseph McNamara, SJ, Vida Mia Valverde, and Ramon Beleno III; The Contemporary World by Lisandro Claudio and Patricio Abinales; The Life and Works of Jose Rizal by Rhodalyn Wani-Obias, Aaron Abel Mallari, and Janet Reguindin-Estella; and Understanding the Self by Dalisay Brawner and Analiza Arcega. Meanwhile, the international titles included the latest editions of Living with Art by Mark Geitlein; Math in Our World by Dave Sobecki and Allan Bluman; The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics by Nina Rosenstand; The Nature of Mathematics by Karl Smith; Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues by Barbara MacKinnon and Andrew Fiala; Globalization: Prospects and Problems by JoAnn Chirico; Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century by Harry Chernotsky and Heidi Hobbs; and Communication Matters by Kory Floyd.