Consortium conducts TOT for research educators
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC) spearheaded a Training of Trainers on Basic Research Methods here at the El Cielito Inn on September 23-25.
This activity engaged twenty-eight (28) participants, mostly from the academic institutions, in a comprehensive three-day distributive learning process that builds their knowledge base and skills required to effectively train educators to deliver training/s on basic research. Likewise, it also aimed to further develop a pool of succeeding trainers for the capacity building activities on health research in the region and in the participants’ respective institutions.
The training workshop utilized the standardized basic research methods module course and teaching guide developed by the Philippine Council on Health Research and Development (PCHRD) through the commissioned project of Dr. Ophelia Mendoza (UP Manila).
CRHRDC Regional Coordinator Dr. Erlinda Palaganas said that training the trainers is important as it helps them impart their respective trainings more efficiently and effectively. It actually gives them an opportunity to work on their skills and core competencies and come out with something more exciting, innovative and unique methods, eventually benefiting the end – users, whether researchers and students.
This is the first time that the consortium held such kind of training in an effort to hone the skills of research educators, which will eventually lead to production of more researchers and researches in the region.