Amid the shift to the new normal, mothers are of course looking into doing their best to help their kids seamlessly adjust especially on the implementation of online and distance learning.
Recognizing this, and in a bid to aid moms in embracing new ways of learning together with their children, Mapua University recently hosted a webinar dubbed as “Nourishing Your Teenager’s Well-Being in the New Normal of Learning,” which put the spotlight on timely topics such as the readiness for online learning, mental and emotional challenges during online learning, and nourishing the student’s well-being to adapt to the new normal of learning.
Also highlighted on the said webinar is Mapua’s Center for Guidance and Counseling (CGC) programs intended to boost the well-being of students.
Among the invited speakers was Mapúa’s School of Social Sciences and Education associate professor Dr. Edward Jay M. Quinto who underscored the many facets of self-regulated learning and its relevance to the students’ behavior as well as to how well they will perform in an online, virtual classroom setup.
Quinto furthered that self-learning revolves around goal setting, environmental structuring, time management, task strategies, help seeking, and self-evaluation.
Mapua’s Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education Dr. Jonathan V. Macayan meanwhile, talked about how the policies of academic and educational institutions should be able to take into consideration the mental and emotional well-being of students, emphasizing the essence of having a school-parent collaboration system which enables monitoring the well-being of students, while at the same time implementing and delivering the needed student support services.
Macayan further stressed that what’s necessary in the shift to online learning is not just simply putting up a strategy, but the genuine intention to humanize interventions with students.
Mapua’s program chair for Behavioral and Human Science, Prof. Jasmine Nadja J. Pinugu, on the other hand, accentuated the positive effects of instilling resilience to children, saying that this is a great help in enabling children’s sense of purpose and urgency, as well as an optimistic manner of coping to various situations.
Prof. Pinugu likewise appealed for a stronger collaboration between the students, parents, and teachers, especially during a challenging time like a pandemic.
As one of the premiere universities in the country, Mapua is on top of all its efforts to address the student needs and concerns in welcoming an online environment of learning. The university’s Director for Student Advising and Counseling Arlene V. Clarete-Macatuggal took pride in how Mapua has since been offering services like counseling, consulting, coordinating, and appraising for the benefit of its students.
Macatuggal shared how Mapua utilizes digital platforms in taking the initiative of approaching its students first through Blackboard or Facebook Messenger.
Through an informative discussion brought by the webinar, mommy bloggers were able to obtain insights on how to further take care of their children through innovative and engaging learning experience.
Mapua University is the Philippines’ premier engineering and technological university. It envisions itself to be among the best universities in the world, unceasingly fostering its long tradition of leading-edge excellence in various fields of studies and providing students a learning environment that will make them globally competitive.
For more info, please visit https://www.mapua.edu.ph
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