16 October 2018

CSSP Extramural 2018: Maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Social Research

by Jose Miguel Javier

The Department of Geography facilitated "Maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Social Research," a workshop on the fundamentals of mapping, GIS and geographic data collection. The workshop was part of the 2018 CSSP Extramural for Social Science Teachers held on April 28-30, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Baguio. The two-day workshop focused on providing K-12 and college-level faculty members with the fundamentals of map reading and map creation, introductory GIS processing, and other open source tools for spatially-aware social research. 

The 2018 CSSP Extramural for Social Science Teachers, with the theme "Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Philosophy", emphasized on strengthening the capabilities of social science educators and equipping them with thorough knowledge on various research methods employed in the disciplines. The Extramurals featured keynote, plenary, and parallel sessions on various social science research tools and methods.

Workshop facilitators: Jose Javier, Simeona Martinez and Eula Sola; Layout designer Farima Joy Pamittan.

02 October 2018

UPD Geography Faculty Participates in Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) Seminar-Workshop

Courtesy of  The Office of the Advancement of Teaching (OAT)

By Dominique Sasha N. Amorsolo

Faculty members of the UPD Department of Geography participated in a whole-day seminar-workshop on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) last October 1, 2018 at the CSSP Pavilion 2 Conference Room, University of the Philippines Diliman. The seminar was sponsored by the Office of the Advancement of Teaching (OAT) of the University.

Assoc. Prof. Rosella M. Torrecampo, OAT Director and Faculty of the CAL Department of English and Comparative Literature, facilitated the seminar-workshop. Assoc. Prof. Torrecampo highlighted the basics and rationale on the adoption of OBE and explained the method of practical OBE application on courses. Assoc. Prof. Torrecampo also exhibited samples of OBE-dized course syllabi and responded to questions about the OBE framework implementation in the context of the Department’s existing and newly-instituted courses.

The Department participated in the OBE seminar-workshop in compliance to the University’s goal towards a globally, regionally, and nationally competent programs and graduates as mandated by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA). 

The seminar was attended by faculty members: Department Chair Yany Lopez, CSSP College Secretary Darlene Occeña-Gutierrez, Maria Celeste Hermida, Raquel Najja Hao, Kristian Karlo Saguin, Mylene De Guzman, Emmanuel Garcia, Joseph Palis, Marion Micah Tinio, and Meliton Juanico.

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The Office of the Advancement of Teaching (OAT) aims to lead the development of the necessary systems, mechanisms, and programs designed to ensure quality teaching and learning. The Office also facilitates the design, enhancement, and implementation of academic policies and programs, particularly initiatives for instructional enrichment, course development, and teaching effectiveness.

For more information about the OAT, visit: http://oat.upd.edu.ph/ or send an e-mail to ovcaa.oatdiliman@up.edu.ph

28 September 2018

Register to the 13th NCGS!


Theme: Mapping Spaces of Encounter

Dates: November 12 – 13, 2018
Email: ncgs.ph@gmail.com 

Venue: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Register here:



  • Early bird rate and PGS members (until October 15, 2018): P2,000
  • Graduate Students: Php1,500
  • Regular rate (October 16 – November 13, 2018): Php2,500

  • Early bird rate (until October 15, 2018): US$ 40
  • Regular rate: US$50

Payment Mechanics:
  • Account Number: 39-329-370001-0
  • Bank Name: Philippine National Bank
  • Bank Address: No. 3 Apacible St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 
  • Bank Telephone Numbers: +63-2-927-0452 / 927-4713
  • Swift Code (for overseas transfers/transactions): PNB MPH MM


For inquiries, email the NCGS conference secretariat at ncgs.ph@gmail.com.
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