The 30th Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE) Annual Conference, held from May 29 to 31, 2023, at CEU-Mendiola, Manila, proved to be an enriching platform for educators and researchers to delve into the intricacies of educational transitions and stakeholder expectations. This national-level event brought together scholars and practitioners to engage in robust discussions, fostering a deeper understanding of the evolving landscape of education.
The paper, “Addressing Stakeholders’ Expectations on Maritime Education and Training through Research: Challenges, Institutional Initiatives, and Future Directions,” presented by Dr. Emeliza Estimo and co-authored by Engr. Roberto Neal S. Sobrejuanite tackled the crucial topic of maritime education and training. The paper explored the challenges and opportunities inherent in meeting stakeholders’ expectations in this vital sector. The paper outlined institutional initiatives and paved the way for future directions to ensure the continued enhancement of maritime education.
Another paper, “Transitioning from In-Class to Flexible Teaching Modalities as Experienced by Teachers,” presented by Ms. Darlene D. Sabandal, Faculty from the College of Business, shed light on the evolving educational landscape by examining the experiences of teachers as they navigated the transition from traditional in-class teaching to more flexible modalities during the time of the pandemic.
The PSERE Annual Conference provided a platform for these thought-provoking presentations, emphasizing the dynamic nature of education and the importance of research in shaping its trajectory. CEU-Mendiola’s hosting of this event reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to advancing educational practices and promoting meaningful dialogues among educators, researchers, and stakeholders.