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Asst. Professor
College of Education, University of the Philippines-Diliman





  • PhD (candidate) Anthropology/Sociology of Education

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

  • M. A. Nonformal Education

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1999-2006

  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Major: Special Education)

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (1979-83)

  • Certificate in Multilingual Education for Minority Language Contexts. European Training Program, Wycliffe Center, UK (2010)

  • Diploma in Human Resource Planning and Acquisition. Mirriam College (2007)

Passed the National Board Exam for Teachers
Most Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
Faculty Grants Award - 2019-2021
Faculty Fellowship AY 2017-2018
Alternative Learning System (ALS) Champion. Department of Education - San Fernando Division. May 28, 2018
Gawad Kolehiyo ICT Integration Award - September 29, 2017


  • Facilitator. "Teachers as Knowledge Producers" Seminar-Workshop on Ethnography. Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Pili, Camarines Sur. August 17-19, 2019
  • Research Proposal Evaluator. “Developing an Instructional Approach Framework for Teaching Graduate Content Courses in Professional Education” University of the Philippines – Visayas. July 12, 2019
  • Facilitator. Building Research Capabilities: Seminar-Workshop Series on Social Research. November 9, 16 and December 7, 2018. Benguet State University, Buguias, Benguet.
  • Research Consultant: Policy Action Research on Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM) Governance and Implementation Mechanisms for ARMM. (August - October, 2018) BRAC Philippines
  • Research Team Leader: Mapping Out Out-of-School Children (OOSC) and Alternative Development Models in the Cities of Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas. (October -December, 2016) Save the Children - Report - http://bit.do/OOSC-ADM
  • Research Team Leader (Philippines) (July 2015- December 2015). Study on the Status of Language(s) use in Classrooms in Ethnolinguistic Communities. UNESCO-Bangkok - Report submitted: https://www.academia.edu/34823933/MTB-MLE_in_the_Philippines
  • Research Team Leader (May 2015-December 2015) A Study of the Implementation Synergy of Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education in Schools and the Broader Community in View of RA 10533. Funded by the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development (May 2015-December 2015)
  • Research Team Member (2012) Effectiveness of a Radio-Based Family Literacy Program for Children, Parents and Caregivers. UP-OVCRD
  • I have served as a thesis panel member of several MA Education students


Online tutor and site administrator of Alternative Learning System Facebook Group for ALS students https://www.facebook.com/groups/ALSReviewers/ (ongoing)
Technical Expert on MTB-MLE for the RECPE 2019 Special Calls. Commission on Higher Education. August, 2019
Speaker. IncludEd: Inclusive Education Dialogues. July 25, 2019. Dela Salle-College of St. Benilde. Virlanie Foundation
Speaker. Moving Up Ceremony of ALS Graduation. Puso sa Puso Edukasyon. A Roces High School. June 29, 2019.
Speaker. "Nonformal Education in the Philippines." Foreign Training and Study Tour Program in the Philippines. Bangladesh Fourth Primary Education Development Program. June 29, 2019. University of the Philippines
Resource Person. Alternative Learning System. Turo-turo. DZMM Teleradyo, ABS-CBN. June 8, 2019
Speaker. "Beyond the Four Walls: Education as a Tool for Liberation" HANDOG: Centennial Educators' Summit. Benitez Theater, University of the Philippines. March 18, 2019. UPD College of Education Student Council.
Resource Person. Critical Literacy and Elections. May Boses Kita Program. March 17, 2018. DZOK Teleradyo Naga
Resource Person. Development of Alternative Learning Program for Out Out-of-School Children (OOSC) at the Navotas Fish Port (Sept-Dec 2017)
Resource Person. Program Development Workshop for Building Learners Pathways to Success: Integrating Basic Education and Skills Training in ALS. May 10-11, 2017. Office of the Secretary, Department of Education. Astoria Plaza Hotel, Pasig City.

Resource Person. Workshop on the Enhancement of ALS Curriculum (Part 2). Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD) through Special Curricular Programs Division (SCPD). January 16-20, 2017. Ecotech-DepEd, Cebu City

Participant. Consultation Workshop with the Academe on Draft Inclusive Education Policy Framework. November 28-30, 2016. NEAP-NCR Department of Education

Resource Person. Roadmapping for Alternative Delivery Modes. Nov 21-24, 2016. Department of Education

Resource Person. Workshop on Kariton Klasrum Assessment. Nov 7-11, 2016. Department of Education

Workshop Moderator. Education Summit 2016. November 3-4, 2016 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. Lead Convenors: Coalitions for Change in Basic Education/SPELL and TESDA

Session Moderator and Panel of Experts for QA sessions. 5th International Conference on Language and Education: Sustainable Development Through Multilingual Education. October 19-21, 2016. The Landmark Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Contributor. MTB MLE RESOURCE KIT - Including the Excluded: Promoting Multilingual Education. UNESCO

Resource Person. Integration of 21st Century Skills in Basic Competencies of the Training Regulations. TESDA (August -October, 2016)

Resource Person. Workshop on the Review and Formulation of Policies on the National Assessment of Student Learning. May 25-29, 2015. Department of Education

Courses taught

1. EDUC 101 - Alternative Learning Delivery Systems
2. EDNFE 221 - Theory and Practice in Nonformal Education
3. EDNFE 222 - Instructional Materials & Strategies in Nonformal Education
4. EDR 255 - Alternative Literacies
5. EDFD 221 - Sociocultural Foundations of Education
6. EDFD 121 Introduction to Socio-cultural Foundation
7. EDUC 100 - Philippine Educational System
8. EDS 106 (UPOU) - Language Culture and Education
9. EDS 130 (UPOU) Introduction to Alternative Education Systems
10. EDS 102 (UPOU) Social Foundations of Education


Arzadon, M. Awasthi, L., Bang, K., Bista, M., Ghimire, L., Kosonen, K., Bianco, JL., Tienmee, W. (forthcoming). Tools for planning and monitoring programmes of multilingual education in Asia. UNESCO-Bangkok

Arzadon, M. (2018). Navotas stages a different graduation celebration. Business Mirror, April 15, 2018. https://businessmirror.com.ph/navotas-stages-a-different-graduation-celebration/

Arzadon, M. (2017). Where Machines Rant, Recite Poems, and Take Outrageous Selfies: An Ethnography of a Secret Teachers Facebook Group in New directions in Educational Ethnography: Shifts, problems, and reconstruction. [Studies in Educational Ethnography, Vol. 13.] Bingley, UK: Emerald. Publisher: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S1529-210X20150000013003. UPEduc:http://educ.upd.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Arzadon-Ethnography-of-Teachers-Emerald.pdf

Arzadon, M. (2017). Killing for the Grades. Silliman Journal. Silliman University Press. https://www.academia.edu/40242548/Killing_for_the_Grade https://su.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SJ-2017-58-1-complete-with-cover.pdf

Arzadon, M., Romerosa, P. and Zarate, J. (2017). Trends, Networks, and Critical Thinking. Vibal Group Inc.

Arzadon, M. (2017). Possibilities of Recognition of Prior Learning in Open Education in Conversations on Openness: An Engagement in Discourse Capture. Lumanta, M. & Flor, A. (eds). University of the Philippines OPEN UNIVERSITY online version: http://networks.upou.edu.ph/conversations-on-openness/

Arzadon, M. (2016). The Mambunong and the School Knowledge Systems: Parallel and Interconnected. The Cordillera Review. University of the Philippines - Baguio. Vol 6 Issue 2. July, 2016 pages 67-95 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335583382_The_Mambunong_Indigenous_LeaderPriest_and_the_School_Knowledge_System

Abaya, E. & Arzadon, M. (2016). Where the Children Are. Research on Children Not in School and Alternative Learning Opportunities. Save the Children. http://bit.do/OOSCfishport

Arzadon, M. & Nato, R. (2015). The Philippine Alternative Learning System: Expanding the Educational Future of the Deprived, Depressed, and Underserved. the 9th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning (RWL9) on 9 – 12 December 2015 Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning .http://bit.do/ALSPaper

Arzadon, M. (2015). Mainstreaming Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education in the Philippines. LANGUAGE ISSUES SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Quarterly Newsletter. Comparative & International Education Society. Fall 2015 https://www.academia.edu/31118885/15-09-03_FallNewsletter_Final.pdf

Arzadon, M. (2013). Teacher recalls mother in poverty, education link. Business Mirror-Education Page. Oct 20, 2013

Arzadon, M, Bacquial, C., & Ealdama, S (2013). Embedding New Identities: Equipping Parents of Reading at Risk Pupils; ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES. Vol. 2, No. 2 May, 2013. Leena-Luna Co, Japan. http://www.ajssh.leena-luna.co.jp/AJSSHPDFs/Vol.2(2)/AJSSH2013(2.2-52).pdf

Arzadon, M. (2010). Teacher-Intellectuals and their Counterdiscourses on Environmental Care. Alipato Journal, 2010 vol. 4 issue, pages 21-35. Office of Research, Development and Publication, University of the Philippines Integrated School, University of the Philippine, Diliman, Quezon City. http://journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/ali/article/view/1763/1679

Arzadon, M. (2010). Dedicated to a Cause Greater than Themselves. In Starting where the Children are: A Collection of Essays on Mother Tongue- Based Multilingual Education and Language Issues in the Philippines. Nolasco, R., Datar, F. & Azurin, A. (eds). 170+Talaytayan MLE Inc, 2010 http://mothertongue-based.blogspot.com/2013/06/dedicated-to-cause-greater-than.html

Arzadon, M. (2006). The Greening of a Local Community: Dynamics of Environmental Discourses in Community Learning (unpublished thesis). April 2006. College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman (most outstanding thesis award) https://www.academia.edu/10919741/THE_GREENING_OF_A_LOCAL_COMMUNITY_DYNAMICS_OF_ENVIRONMENTAL_CARE_DISCOURSES_IN_COMMUNITY_LEARNING


Arzadon, MM., Osting, H., Allatis, P., & Tabdi, E., "Profusion of Mother Tongue Storybooks in a Minority Language in Northern Luzon." The Inclusion, Mobility, and Multilingual Education Conference. UNESCO. September 24-26, 2019. Bangkok, Thailand. Slide presentation- https://tinyurl.com/BuguiasPaper

Case Study on Buguias, Benguet: A Study of the Implementation Synergy of Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education in Schools and the Broader Community in View of RA 10533 (Part 2). First PhRELC SFI International Conference on the Changing Landscape of Language Education. December 7, 2018. Manila

Building Research Capabilities: Seminar-Workshop Series on Social Research. November 9, 16 and December 7, 2018. Benguet State University, Buguias, Benguet.

Making ALS More Responsive to Various Learners. Kokokara Conference on World Futures. July 28, 2018. Makati City

Contextualizing Alternative Learning Systems in Contextualization in Basic Education Conference. Society for Strategic Education Studies. March 10, 2018. UP Diliman

Quality Education for the Marginalized: Inclusive Education for Disadvantaged Groups. International Educational Development Forum, November 14-15, 2017. Seoul National University-KOICA-DAK. Seoul, Korea

Education ODA Program Evaluation Tools in Practice. International Educational Development Forum, November 14-15, 2017. Seoul National University-KOICA-DAK. Seoul, Korea

Becoming Teacher-Writers of Mother Tongue Books in an Indigenous Community. 2nd International Conference on Cordillera Studies. 12-14 July, 2017. Baguio City

Teacher as a Catalyst of Change. Education Macrosummit. Vibal Publishing. November 19, 2016. Tarlac City

Curriculum Integration across Disciplines. Education Macrosummit. Vibal Publishing. November 19, 2016. Tarlac City

A macro and micro view of MTB-MLE implementation in the Philippines. 5th International Conference on Language and Education: Sustainable Development Through Multilingual Education. October 19-21, 2016. UNESCO (Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education). Bangkok, Thailand.

Beyond Individual Rights and Parental Duty: Situating Homeschooling in the Historical and Sociocultural Context of the Philippines. 10th International Conference on Philippine Studies. Theme: Re-imagining Community, Scholarship, and Citizenship. 6-8 July 2016, Silliman University, Dumaguete City. Philippines

A Study of the Implementation Synergy of Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education in Schools and the Broader Community in View of RA 10533. CIDS Research Colloquium. April 29, 2016. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Center for Integrative and Development Studies.

Mainstreaming Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education in the Philippines: Initial Gains and Challenges. Asia Education Summit on Flexible Learning Strategies for Out-Of-School Children. 24-26 February 2016. Bangkok, Thailand. UNESCO, UNICEF, Save the Children

Attempts to Retell the History of Education in the Philippines. Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA) 2016 Conference. January 28-30, 2016. De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

HOME ROOM: Bridging home and Classroom Learning. Kerygma 2015 Conference. November 21-23, 2015. SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Arena, Manila

The Philippine Alternative Learning System: Expanding the Educational Future of the Deprived, Depressed, and Underserved. the 9th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning (RWL9) on 9 – 12 December 2015 at the School of the Arts, Singapore.

Getting Homeschoolers Ready for the World through Independent Homeschooling. Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015: Ready for the World. October 17, 2015. SMX Convention Center. SM AURA, Taguig City

Lectures on Learning Theories and Multicultural Education. Seminar-Workshop on Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education. Bulacan State University. April 22-24, 2015

Parenting Plus. A seminar workshop for parents on Positive Discipline. April 18, 2015. Word of Life Christian Ministries-Inc. Tabaco City, Bicol Province

Teaching Essay Writing the ALS Way and Other Trends in Alternative Learning System. A seminar-workshop for ALS teachers and volunteers of the Alternative Learning System- Department of Education-Quezon City Division. September 10, 2015; January 15, 2015; College of Education.UP Diliman, QC

Emerging Theories and Practices in Alternative Learning System. Forum for ALS Teachers. November 30, 2014. DepEd ALS Lopez West District, Quezon Province

Who Says Teachers Are Dull? The Filipino Teacher and the Politics of Misrecognition. Conference on Values and Moral Education 2014. November 22-24, 2014. College of Education, University of the Philippines

Panangalukoy Iti Panagbaliw ti Polisia : Kritikal nga Pannakairaman, Desidido nga Aksion ken Presensia-Virtual (Influencing Policy Change : Critical Engagement, Decisive Action and Virtual Presence). The 9th Nakem International Conference/The 1st International Congress on the Ilokano Language. October 23-25, 2014. Supreme Hotel, Baguio City

Rebirthing the SocioCultural Critique of Education Amidst the Challenge of the New K-12 Curriculum. UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT) - ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES 36th ANNUAL CONFERENCE. October 23-25, 2014. St Louis University, Baguio City

Institutionalization of MTBMLE in the Philippines: Advocacy and Teachers Training. International Conference on Language – Enhancing Language Ability and Language Education on 5 to 6 June 2014. Organized by UNESCO and Ministry of Education of China. Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic of China.

Riding into the Wings of EFA: The Institutionalization of MTBMLE in the Philippines. Presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. March 10-15, 2014. Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Canada. Also presented in Dr. James Cummins’ graduate class. March 21, 2014. University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for the Studies of Education (OISE), Toronto, Canada

Lifelong Learning in a Credentialized Society. A public lecture on Philosophy, Psychology and Anthropology in Education. UP Diliman Month Celebration. February 15, 2015. College of Education, UP Diliman

Locating and re-ordering discourses: An imperative for environmental education. 4th New Zealand Discourse Conference. December 2-4, 2013. Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

The Unstoppable MTBMLE Caravan and the Reconfiguration of the MTBMLE Discourse. 4th International Conference on Language and Education: Multilingual Education for All in Asia and the Pacific – Policies, Practices and Processes November 6-8, 2013. Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Knowledge Systems in a Kankana-ey Community: Parallel and Complementary. UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT) - ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES 35th ANNUAL CONFERENCE. October 24-26, 2013. Ateneo de Davao

What Should the New K to 12 Teacher Be Like? A Critical Analysis on the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 and its Implications on Teacher Education. Educational Foundations Conference, October 5, 2013 UP College of Education

Enhancing Creativity for Homeschooling Learners. Parent Educators Advancement in Knowledge” (PEAK) Seminar for the Catholic Filipino Academy (CFA) Homeschool Organization. January 18, 2013. Arzobizpado de Cubao, Lantana Street, Cubao, Quezon City

Teaching Ibaloy Cultural Values in the Context of Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education. Education International Conference on Values and Moral Education, November 17, 2012. U.P. College of Education

Recognizing Prior Learning: Models and Frameworks. Round Table Discussion Series on The Openness of Open Universities. October 9, 2012. UP Open University, Los Banos, Laguna

Embedded Identities: Initial Outcomes from the Kwentistahan Parents Training Program. (with Susan Ealdama and Charo Bacquial) 7th International Conference on Teacher Education (ICTED 2012) 26 - 28 JULY 2012. UP Diliman

Participatory Teaching and Learning. National Training of Facilitators on SBM, Participatory School Governance, Teaching and Learning. July 7, 2012, Public Services Labor Independent Confederation. Basic Education Sector Teachers Federation. PS Link National Headquarters, St. Dominic, Quezon City.

Social Studies and MTBMLE Framework. 2nd Philippine Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education Conference. February 16-18, 2012. Iloilo City. Organized by 170+ Talaytayan MLE, SIL, TAP, WVSU, Save the Children, DILA & NAKEM

Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education Program Proposal Components. Issue Orientation and Advocacy Skills Training on Mother Tongue-based Multi-Lingual Education. November 8-10, 2011, Tagaytay Haven, Tagaytay City. Organized by Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development

Socio-cultural perspectives on MTBMLE (seminar paper) Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education, Phase IV - National Training of Trainers , March 19 - 28 , 2011, Ecotech Center, Lahug - Cebu City. Department of Education

Priority Areas for Teachers Training for Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education. (conference paper). PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, INC. PALT 50th Anniversary & 6th International Conference. 2-3 December 2010. UP, Diliman, Quezon City

Critical Literacy, a Frame for Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education (a seminar-workshop paper). 2010 ASIAN LITERACY CONFERENCE. Reading Association of the Philippines. November 3-5, 2010. Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines

MTBMLE Policy: Beginnings and Initial Gains. National Conference on Research and Teacher Education. UP College of Education. October 20-21, 2011

Inclusive Education and MLE: Lessons from the Field. (conference paper) 5TH NAKEM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. University of Northern Philippines. December 16-18, 2010

Crossing Borders in Environmental Education (seminar paper). Third Noted National Tri-Level Conference. 30 Sept.- 2 Oct.2010. University of Asia in the Pacific, Pasig City

Engaging the Community for MTBLE (seminar-workshop paper). Phase I: Ten-Day Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Training on Theoretical Foundations of MTB-MLE. September 12-21, 2010. Organizer: Department of Education. DAP, Tagaytay City

Teacher- Intellectuals & their Counter Discourses on Environmental Care (seminar paper) 6th International Conference on Teacher Education (ICTED 2010) 29 - 31 JULY 2010. SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City

Developing Fluency / Asking Questions. Teachers Training on MTBMLE (seminar-workshop paper). May 29 – June 10, 2010. Translators Association of the Philippines Training Hall, Commonwealth, Quezon City.

MTBMLE Foundations (seminar paper). Summer Training Course for Teachers and Professors of Teacher-Education Institutions on Mother Tongue-Based Multicultural Education. May 17-29, 2010. Philippine Normal University.

Multilingual Education in the Philippines. Training on Multilingual Education for Minority Language Contexts. April 1-30, 2010. European Training Program Wycliffe Center, Buckinghamshire, England

Multilingual Education across Disciplines. Orientation on Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education. February 2-5, 2010. Philippine Normal University, Manila

The Greening of a Local Community. (conference paper) 28TH Annual Conference of the Anthropological Association of the Philippines" The Philippines Unbound: Anthropological Critiques of Globalization" 26-28 October 2006. Silliman University, Dumaguete City

Recent Training

•Researching Learning Through Work: Approaches and Procedures. December 8, 2015. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning

•Site visit and Orientation of Programs and Services at Lifelong Learning Institute, Singapore. www.lli.sg. December 8, 2015. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning

•Monitoring and Evaluation (Language and Education Programs). LEAD-Asia Community of Practice, SIL International. March 25-27, 2014. Bangkok, Thailand

•Course on Assessment and Reporting Practices that Support Inclusive Education for Students with Additional Needs (SWANs) Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Center (ACTRC) October 21-24, 2013

•Workshop on Public-Private Partnership in EDUCATION December 3- 5, 2012, Sponsored by UPCED, E-Net and Universite Autonoma de Barcelona

•Active Teaching Learning Strategies. University Teaching Seminar Workshop. ODI. UP, Diliman. January 9, 2010

•Seminar Workshop on Rapid Instructional Design. May 3, 2011. UPOU

•Introduction to Dialogue Education. Alliance of Christian Development Agencies. Global Learning Partners. October 10-14, 2011

•Crisis Management (Fleishman-Hillard, 2007)

•Coaching (The Navigators-Malaysia, 2007)

•Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Debriefing (Full Life Counseling and Trng Center, 2007)


UGAT (Anthropological Society of the Philippines) - Past Member


Comparative International Education Society - Past Member

Philippine Studies Association - Past Member

Nakem Conferences - Philippines - Past Member

170+ Talaytayan MLE – Founding Member; Board of Trustees Secretary

Homeschooling Association of the Philippines - Member

Community Hope Alternatives Inc. - Former Member of Board of Directors

The Navigator Ministries - Member

Blogsite: http://www.mothertongue-based.blogspot.com