THE ENDS OF EDUCATINGThe 26
Annual Conference of UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAM TAO (UGAT), Inc.Anthropological Association of the PhilippinesOctober 21-23, 2004, Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City
A Strategy in Achieving Holistic Student Development Goal in Student Affairsby Hector Teodoro Miranda (De La Salle University-Manila)
CURRICULUM INTEGRATION:A STRATEGY IN ACHIEVING HOLISTIC STUDENT DEVELOPMENT GOALIN STUDENT AFFAIRS
Hector Teodoro MirandaDe La Salle University-ManilaIntroduction
In a continuing quest for improving Student Services, Student Affairs Practitioners havealready gone a long way in providing programs and services that cater to the differentneeds of students, all directed toward the valuing of Holistic Student Development.Curriculum Integration (CI) is one of those emerging means by which student affairsorganizations or offices operate and deliver results.
At the end of this presentation, we, the Student Affairs Practitioners should be able to:
Clarify our understanding of Curriculum Integration;
Maximize our use of CI in providing relevant student services througheffective organizational structure and delivery processes;
of its use:
On the Organizational Structure of Student Affairs:
On the Student Affairs Practitioner and the Academic Community
Clarifying Our Understanding of Curriculum IntegrationThe Need for Curriculum Integration
Curriculum Integration (CI) has been present in the educational systems ever since werealized the need to know and learn more. Learning in the school sense is an approach toinject ideas in the minds of the students and make it a common knowledge. We alsorealize the need to reflect on the realities of life and how this knowledge could furtherimprove the quality of living. Recognizing the need to have a better understanding of what we know and how we can use it, is how I understand the word
.CI therefore, as we all have experienced it as learners, is the summation of all the thingsthat we know and how these complex thoughts can be of use in our everyday living. Andthis summation is our integrated curriculum, a source of integrated learning. We,educators, as bounded by our academic goals, are its implementers. And these are thereasons why we need CI in Student Affairs and in the Academic System or Curriculum.