Participants of the ‘We Learn as One’ program, a Pangasinan State University President’s Advocacy, expressed their gratitude to the University after attending three (3) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) webinars, all for free.
The webinars which transpired on May 31, June 2, and June 9 left professionals in different fields a feeling of appreciation to the PSU Community led by President Dr. Elbert M. Galas for his commitment to their growth and development.
More than 1,000 participants including teachers, engineers, nutritionists and dietitians, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, criminologists and architects joined in the program which is aptly titled as “Action Research for Higher Education: the Pangasinan State University President’s Advocacy, Community and Extension program.”
President Galas explained that this advocacy is one of his steps to promote inclusivity and to support professionals fostering learning and development.
“We should not put an end to our education. An institution has a significant number of issues that need to be addressed. The classroom, on the other hand, is by far the most concrete and actual setting in which an issue can be solved,” Dr. Galas added.
The University President also outlined some advantages of conducting an action research such as: it enhances the school’s culture, empowers educators, encourages the growth of abilities related to ethical decision-making, teamwork, and problem-solving, and encourages the growth of a learning community.
Meanwhile, CPD committee led by the Unit Head for the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-initiated quality assurance programs Dr. Ethel Reyes Chua, also extended her gratitude to the excellent contribution of the Research, Extension, Innovation and Gender and Development (REIGn) Division team, technical staff and to PSU experts who served as keynote speakers.
“I am deeply privileged to participate in the realization of the President’s Advocacy. This occasion has also bestowed upon me a sense of gratification as I contribute not only to the University but also to the lives of professionals.” Dr. Chua added.
Reactions from the participants also signified the success of the event. “Thank you for this wonderful training session. I hope more free trainings to educate others who cannot afford for their professional development,” one participant said.
“Thank you very much to Pangasinan State University for this heartfelt opportunity of having been included in the lectures on action research,” another participant shared.
PSU, certified by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as CPD Provider commits to bring professional development for individuals as it again pursues another PSU-CPD Accredited program entitled: Training-Workshop on Metacognitive Strategies and Pedagogical Approaches in Teaching that will commence on July 28, 2023.