Congratulations, New MA graduates

Ms. Sally B. Gutierez
NISMED staff, Ms. Sally B. Gutierez of the Elementary School Science Group and Ms. Ivy P. Mejia of the High School Earth and Environmental Science Group earn their master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines College of Education (UP CoE) on 28 April 2013.

Ms. Gutierez, with a degree of Master of Arts major in Biology (M.A.Ed Biology), was granted with a thesis grant from UP College of Education Scholarship Committee and has concentrated on her study entitled “Bioethics Integration: Effects on Critical Thinking Skills and Decision Making skills in High School Biology.” Dr. Rosanelia Yangco served as her thesis adviser. Part of her thesis is included in Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics Vol. 22 No. 5.

Ms. Ivy P. Mejia
On the other hand, Ms. Mejia has a Master of Arts in Education major in General Science (M.A.Ed General Science). With thesis grants from the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO), University of the Philippines Human Resource and Development (UP HRDO), and UP College of Education Scholarship Committee (UP CEdSC), she was able to finish her study “Metacognitive Group Discourse: Effects on Preservice Teachers’ Scientific Epistemological Views and Instructional Practice.” Her study was also awarded as the Most Outstanding Thesis during the College Commencement Exercises on 26 April 2013. Dr. Sheryl Lyn C. Monterola served as her thesis adviser.