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Mrs. San Pedro, et. al Conduct POPDEVED Seminar

posted Apr 23, 2013, 11:25 PM by Mary Grace dela Cruz   [ updated Jan 22, 2016, 8:29 PM ]

Population and Development Education is an educational programme which provides for the study of the population situation in the family, community, nation and world with a view to developing in an individual rational and responsible attitudes and behaviour towards the situation.

Since Population and Development Education is a new challenge in our curriculum, a SLAC was conducted on February 16, 2013 at one o’clock in the afternoon at Tortugas Elementary School Conference Room.

A solemn prayer led by Mrs. Allen Jane P. Macalinao, Kindergaten teacher commenced the SLAC session followed by the singing of the National Anthem conducted by Ms. Mary Grace C. dela Cruz, grade six teacher. Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro gave her opening remarks saying that this SLAC on Population and Development Education (POPDEVED) is very important since it explained the importance of understanding our human sexuality and its implication to the population growth.

After her opening remarks, Mrs. San Pedro being the first discussant, tackled the human sexuality module. She explained that human sexuality is the quality of being male or female and goes beyond having male or female organs or act of sexual intercourse alone. She also explained the human fertility and human development. The next session was about “Reproductive Health” shared by Mrs. Connie M. Andrade, grade four teacher. She said that  reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well – being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. She also imparted about reproductive health care defined as the constellation of methods, techniques and services that contribute to reproductive health problems.

The module about “Me as a Parent” was elucidated by Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares, EPP and School Guidance teacher.  She said that to effectively parent an adolescent, one must have a clear understanding of oneself. So the module could be of help since it was designed to help parents understand themselves, which is an important factor in understanding others. The module also provide parents with opportunity to examine and clarify their personal values related to adolescent sexuality. 

The module on “Understanding the Population and Development Framework”  was facilitated by Mrs. Rofelia D. Buenaventura, grade two teacher while the module about “Population Growth and Age – Sex Composition” was discussed by Ms. Grace A. Almario, second grade teacher.

The SLAC session ended at five o’clock in the afternoon.