CV of Dr. Marlene B. Ferido
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Areas of interests:  inquiry-based science teaching, students’ conceptions, assessment, curriculum design

Dr. Marlene B. Ferido is a science education specialist and member of the Chemistry Group of the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED). She served as Deputy Director for Research and Extension of UP NISMED for six years and as Deputy Director for Administration for three years. Dr. Ferido holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from U.P. Diliman and an M.S. Agricultural Chemistry degree from U.P. Los Baños.  She completed her Ph.D Science Education (with specialization in Chemistry) from U.P. Diliman in 1996. Before her stint at UP NISMED, she was a chemistry instructor at the Department of Chemistry, U.P. Los Baños for seven years and subsequently an assistant professor at the Institute of Chemistry, U.P. Diliman for five years.

She has coordinated a number of NISMED’s teacher training programs, as well as research and curriculum-related projects which resulted in the production of teacher resource materials and sourcebooks for teacher trainers and teachers in high school chemistry.

She was one of the lead facilitators in the collaborative project between the Commission on Higher Education and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. This collaborative project resulted in the publication of a book in 2008, Ripples of Change: A Journey of Teacher Education Reform in the Philippines, in which Dr. Ferido is one of the editors and chapter writers. Since 2006, she served as coordinator of NISMED’s Technical Working Group tasked to develop the Science Curriculum Framework for Basic Education. Since 2011, she has coordinated the development and refinement of DepEd’s K to 12 Curriculum Guide in Science. She is also one of the writers of the Grade 7 and Grade 8 Learner’s Modules and Teacher’s Guides in Science anchored on the K to 12 curriculum.

In April 2013, she was appointed as Program Leader for Curriculum of the Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology Research Centre based at the UP College of Education, Diliman. This centre is a joint partnership between UP College of Education and the Assessment Research Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Ferido is also the recipient of the 2013 Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS) Award for Chemistry Education.