Ma. Mercedes E. Arzadon

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Maria Mercedes "Ched" Estigoy Arzadon
Room 112 Mezzanine, UP College of Education


  • PhD Anthropology/Sociology of Education (ongoing)

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, Buckinghamshire, England (April 2010)

Passed the National Board Exam for Teachers
Most Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

My research interests include nonformal and informal education, mother tongue based multilingual education and education reform

Courses handled

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. EDUC 100 - Philippine Educational System

Scholarly Papers

  • Intimate Encounters with MTBMLE Teachers in "Starting Where the Learners Are." (in press)
  • Critical Literacy As A Frame For Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education (a workshop paper). 2010 ASIAN LITERACY CONFERENCE. Reading Association Of The Philippines. (National Affiliate of the International Reading Association)November 3-5, 2010. Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines
  • Inclusive Education and MLE: Lessons from the Field. (seminar paper). 5TH NAKEM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. University Of Northern Philippines. December 16-18, 2010
  • MLE seminar workshop papers (presented in various MLE training events):
   o	MLE Advocacy and Social Mobilization
o MLE Learning Theories
o Developing Oral Fluency
o Storytelling: Asking Questions
o MLE Materials Development
o MLE Legal Basis
o MLE Overview
o MLE Planning and Management
  • Teacher-Intellectuals and their Counterdiscourses on Environmental Care. Alipato Journal vol. 4. (2010)
  • Crossing Borders in Environmental Education (seminar paper). THIRD NOTED NATIONAL TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE. University of Asia in the Pacific, Ortigas Center Pasig City. 30 Sept.- 2 Oct. 2010
  • Teacher- Intellectuals & their Counter Discourses on Environmental Care (seminar paper) 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEACHER EDUCATION (ICTED 2010) 29 - 31 JULY 2010 at the SEAMEO INNOTECH
  • Popular Education in Action (a plenary presentation). A seminar on Nonformal and Popular Education sponsored by Philippine Association for Teacher Education-NCR in November, 2008 at Philippine Normal University
  • The Greening of a Local Community (seminar 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

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