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 43: Paano Magturo Ng Siyensya Sa Panahon Ng Pandemya?
This episode features Genea Nichole Cortez, a mangrove botanist and professional teacher. We talked about the challenges of teaching science in a virtual setup, how learners are adjusting to online science education, effective techniques for teaching science to elementary, high school, and college students, how to encourage student participation in online learning, areas for improvement in Philippine science education, and more.
[0:00] A quotable quote from Genea Nichole Cortez.
[1:16] Introducing Genea.
[2:27] More information about Genea.
[5:30] Genea’s mission as a scientist and educator.
[6:05] How being a scientist influenced Genea as an educator, and vice versa.
[9:56] The importance of having credible references and resource materials for educators.
[11:05] Encouraging students to interact with their teachers.
[13:12] Different approaches to teaching elementary, high school, and college students.
[18:20] How complex mathematics lessons actually have real-world uses.
[21:18] The pros and cons of teaching science in a virtual setup.
[26:15] A suggestion for measuring effectiveness of virtual teaching methods.
[27:32] How college students respond to Genea’s virtual envi sci lessons.
[31:24] The areas in which science education in the Philippines can be improved.
[38:09] The best way to reach out to Genea.
[39:32] Genea’s advice to Filipino science educators.
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