Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 31: Napag-Iiwanan Ba Talaga Ang Pilipinas Sa Science Education?
This episode features Sabrina Ongkiko, a public school teacher at Culiat Elementary School. A vocal advocate for science literacy, she received The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for her commitment towards educating children, empowering teachers, and helping to transform the Philippine education system.
We talked about her most memorable experiences as a science educator in the Philippines, tips and techniques for teaching science effectively, the World Bank’s recent report about the state of education in the Philippines, points for improvement in the country’s science education system, ways to empower Pinoy teachers and students, and more.
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 31 here:
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