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Title: SIKOLOHIYANG PILIPINO
1. Filipino Behavior & Values
2. Filipino Culture, Traditions, & Customs
3. Filipino Psychologists
4. Current Issues that affect Filipino Behavior
Requirements and Activities:
1. Group discussion
2. Report papers on any of the topic above
3. Book review
4. Research or survey, experiments
5. Write journal entries about the class discussions
6. Reaction Papers
* The learners are not actually required to participate or pass all
the requirements but instead the learner has all the prerogative to how
far he or she will explore the course.
* All the students are encouraged to suggest any activity that he/she desires
that might improve the course, during the progress of the semester.
Other Aspects of the course:
1. Course will be an elective subject for senior students
2. Methods of evaluating students performance:
a. Resource speakers will give their evaluations of the reaction papers
b.There will be a sit-in adviser who will be the one to read and evaluate
our journal entries.
c. Book reviews will be reported in class during discussions, the rest
of the class will give their evaluations.
d. Research and experiments will also be presented, before the class as
You can see that we are proposing basically a student-run course. We
are not yet fully decided about how to involve faculty, but some kind of
advisory and consultant panel seems a possibility, and giving them some
grading responsibility. We would like your advice and ideas on ways or
variations for doing this. We also want to know if your curriculum has
such courses. That is do you have student generated courses and experimental
courses? How do they get proposed? Are they student generated and governed?
Another aspect is that here in the Philippines, the culture and personality
is such that there is a need to evaluate ourselves independently of Western
psychology, and thus we need a course in psychology addressed to our cultural
experience. Do you have courses in cross-cultural psychology or nationally
oreinted culture for which traditional Western psychology is inadequate?
Do you have great cultural diversity in your university, community, province,
Finally, do you have ideas on how we might propose to evaluate our
course. That is how we can demonstrate after teaching such a course, that
it is a success? We have some ideas, but could use your input. Your ideas,
and information about such matters could help us, not only to strengthen
our proposal, but to present a convincing proposal to our administration
to give it a try. We will let you know how things progress, and look forward
you your help. Our project would be the first such revolutionary educational
project on our campus, and could have great impact in paving the way for
more self-developmental education here. And increased self-repect among
students, and greater respect for our abilities from faculty if we can
succeed. Dr. A assures us that we have the makings for a great course proposal.
Created: 1/31/98 Updated: 2/11/98