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A summary of the operative behavioral concepts and theories in the CE 150 / PS 141 CS developmental methodology.                                              back to main     next

Teachers are active participants, not only in the studentsí learning process,
but also in their own.
 
They assume the role of facilitators and resource persons.
 
This pedagogical methodology attempts to combine current behavioral science
practices and implement them within the platform of the learning environment
of the Ateneo de Manila University.
 
The well accepted principles have been synthesized into a
methodology that is described in detail in the attached papers.

 

 
o "Freedom to Think"
 
- The classroom
- is a platform for the
- growth of human beings.
 
- Teachers/Facilitators
- facilitate the creation of an environment
- where "freedom to think"
- is unleashed and enhanced.

 
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o "Theory Z"
 
- A group performs best
- if they participate
- in all the aspects of the
- decision-making process and
- in the implementation of a project

 
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o "Signature"
 
- Each person
- wants to be part
- of a successful project
- and 'affixes' his signature
- so to say to it

 
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o "Ownership"
 
- Each person or group
- wants to be accountable
- for everything about a project,
- be it the project's
- success or its failure

 
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o "Motivation"
 
- The rate of learning
- with respect to time
- directly affects motivation

 
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o "Milestones"
 
- Milestones and time-frames
- are incorporated, in order to
- provide the participants with an
- appreciation into their own progress.

 
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o "Human Interaction"
 
The professional workplace
 
- requires
- tight and effective coordination
- and personal networking.

 
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o "Conclusion"
 
we ask the question:
 
    - when will the Philippines
    - as a nation
    - ever effectively cultivate
    - the culture of creating?  

 
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