ELIA, CEd Commence International Program for Indonesian Interns

“Today’s program is extra special because for the first time since the pandemic, we’ve opened our doors to in-person international mobility.” Such were the words of Dr. Max P. Guillermo, Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) President, during the welcome ceremony of the International Practice Teaching Program on 14 February at Agri-Tourism Function Hall.

Five pre-service teachers from Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (UNDIKSHA) were officially endorsed to External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA) and College of Education (CEd) by Mr. Gede Yudha  Paramartha, Undiksha’s Practice Teaching Program Secretary. They were received by Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, ELIA Director, and Dr. Claire Anne A. Olivares, CEd Dean, who expressed their gratitude to their counterparts for their trust in TAU’s  capacity to deliver expected returns.

Assuring Dr. Gede Rasben Dantes, UNDIKSHA’s Vice Rector on Academic and Cooperation, of the safety and welfare of the trainees, Dr. Ferrer said that the university “will take care of them (Indonesian apprentices)” and hoped that at the end of the practice teaching program, “they will be cherishing their memories from the Philippines and rekindle the age-old connection amongst our peoples.”

Meanwhile, the TAU Laboratory School (LS) will serve as the station of the Indonesians for their month-long exposure to the country’s education system especially in Science and English instruction. They will be working closely with Ms. Karen A. Mariano, LS Principal, Ms. Analyn J. Alegado, CED ELIA Coordinator, ELIA staff Mr. Abner P. Mañebog Jr. and Mr. June Adel S. Guerrero, cooperating teachers, and supervisors.

Aside from conducting class observations and actual practice teaching sessions, they will also attend training on Basic Filipino language, conversational English, teaching strategies, and e-portfolio.

Situated in North Bali, UNDIKSHA offers 83 study programs clustered in nine faculties and four departments. It was ranked 11th in Indonesia by the Scimago Institutions Rankings when it comes to research and innovation.

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News by Mr. Jerome L. Duque (TAU-ELIA)

Video by John Paul Q. Gordovin (TAU-ELIA)