To prepare for the opening of classes this academic year 2020-2021, the administrative staff of the John Paul II National Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family met for a meeting to discuss the continuity plan of the Institute, July 6, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Seminary.
According to the Institute Director, Fr. Ronaldo S. Quijano, SThD, the course program for the upcoming academic year shall follow three pedagogical approaches or learning modes in order to ensure quality education even with the pandemic still going on.
“We follow the continuity plan with blended or flexible modes of learning: face to face, distance learning, and online modular course,” Fr. Quijano further explained.
The meeting was also convened to discuss the updates given by the main campus in Rome for all administrators of satellite campuses worldwide under the Pontifical John Paul II Institute via an online conference last June 25 to 27.
Since the Institute is in consortium with the University of Saint La Salle (USLS), the Institute shall utilize USLS’ Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in the curriculum revision of the Masters in Education Major in Studies on Marriage and Family degree (MAEd-MF) program.
The meeting attendees were Fr. Ronaldo S. Quijano, SThD, Director; Fr. Noli Blancaflor, Dean; Ms. Menchi Tan, Academic Coordinator; Dr. Gilrey Vocales, Alumni Representative, and Marriage Tribunal Staff; Dr. Gina Montes, CHED’s RQAT, Mr. Francis Geriane, Secretary of the Sacred Heart Seminary; and Ms. Mae Mesa, Secretary of the John Paul II Institute Office.
Online enrollment are scheduled to begin by the third week of July, and classes shall start on August. Further announcements shall be disseminated by the John Paul II Institute Office.