ISAT U engages in SEAMEO SEA Teacher Program

(From Left) Dr. John Eric V. Juaneza, ; Dr. Nehema K. Misola; Jeng Anggi Priyatni, Yohana Nenes Talia, Dr. Raul F. Muyong,  Uswatun Hasanah and Nutthapong Yodboonheang during the send-off ceremony for Indonesian students.

Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) sent three fourth year education students to Thailand for their practicum under the Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia (SEA Teacher) Program.

Sent to Thailand as pre service exchange student teachers were Ma. Sheila Glenda F. Ramos  (BEED) , Yvonne Panghari (BEED)  and Kesser John S. Sibonga (BSE, Physical Science).

Ramos and Panghari conducted their teaching experiences at Changrai Rajabhat University and Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University from Jan. 22 to Feb. 20, 2018.  Sibonga, on the other hand, trained at Buriram Rajabhat  University from  Jan. 29 to Feb. 27, 2018.

Per agreement signed for the exchange of pre-service student teachers under the Southeast Asia Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange Program of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), ISAT U hosted  three Indonesian students  and  one Thai for their teaching experiences.

The orientation for ISAT U pre-service teachers bound for Thailand. (From left) Ma. Sheila Glenda F. Ramos, Yvonne Panghari and Kesser John S, Sibonga (partly hidden).

The Indonesians were Jeng Anggi Priyatni and Uswatun Hasanah from Tanjungpura University and are taking up Faculty in Teacher Training and Education major in English. Yohana Nenes Talia, another Indonesian from Lambung Mangkurat University (UNLAM), Pontianak City, West Borneo, is taking up Primary Teacher Education. Jeng Anggi and Hassana were assigned at the Laboratory School while Yohana  at Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School.

On the other hand, Nutthapong Yodboonheang, who is from Thailand and  taking up Faculty of Education Major in Science Education (Chemistry) at Khon Kaen University, conducted his pre-service training at the Laboratory School from Feb. 1 to 28, 2018.

Aside from classroom activities, the exchange students were also exposed to different activities like the Dinagyang Festival and Salakayan Festival in Miagao and were tripped to different tourist and historic spots of Iloilo and Guimaras.

The SEA Teacher Project or the “PreService Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia” aims to provide opportunities for pre-service student teachers whose major are mainly in English, math, science and pre-school to conduct their practicum  in other Southeast Asian countries for one month.


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