EDUCATION, in its widest sense, indicates ways in which people learn skills and gain knowledge, information and understanding. It can be divided into various ways of learning namely – formal, informal and non-formal or quasi formal. Learners are expected to come to school regularly and punctually, work at the same speed as their classmates and to give tests to show how well they have learned and progressed. At the end of the year, successful students move up to the next level–that is, to the next standard, class or grade. In the end, they may earn a diploma, a certificate or degree as a mark of their success over the years.
According to REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9155 it is the policy of the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality basic education and to make such education accessible to all by providing all Filipino children a free and compulsory education in the elementary level and free education in the high school level. Such education shall also include alternative learning systems for out-of-school youth and adult learners. It shall be the goal of basic education to provide them with the skills, knowledge and values they need to become caring, seIf-reliant, productive and patriotic citizens. Informal education, on the other hand, involves people learning while they go about their daily lives. For example, young children learn new words simply by hearing others speak and by trying to speak themselves. In the same manner, they learn to dress themselves, eat with civil manners, ride a car, make a telephone call or operate a computer or a television set. When people try to find out information or to gain skills on their own initiative without a teacher, this is also a part of informal education. For this, they may visit a book shop, library, village, cinema or museum.
They may watch a television show or a videotape or listen to a radio programme. They do not have to pass tests. There are many other ways to learn such education like on the job learning. Non-formal education belongs somewhere between the formal and informal types. As in formal education, people using non-formal methods adopt planned and organised camps. But the education procedures are less tightly controlled than those of formal systems of schooling. Formal education refers to instruction given in formalised structures like schools and day care centres. In many nations, people enter a system of formal education during their early childhood. In this form of education, the people in charge of a school decide what is to be taught and children then study those things under the direction of teachers. Now a days everything is getting advanced every second of time. Everyday starts with something new. Whatever be the field, everything is getting advanced. Lots of researches and studies are carried out various subjects around the world.
These updates on various fields cannot be included in the student curriculum. The students have to always keep their eyes on what new things are arriving day by day. This is where the seminars are of great importance. A seminar is a lecture or presentation delivered to an audience on a particular topic or set of topics that are educational in nature. Formal presentation by one or more experts in which the attendees are encouraged to discuss the subject matter. Lots of student may have joined a seminar or training. To apply for a job, your CV’s “Trainings/Seminars/Conferences Attended” section is one area aim by most interviewers. The reason is that trainings, seminars and conferences aim to give you with extra learning which you cannot learn inside the classroom. Students cannot improve their knowledge from textbooks alone. They must be take part in various seminars on latest topics. They can improve their language, and by taking seminars they will become very able to interact with the people which will turn out to be useful in their later life.
There is a wide spread impression about seminars. That is seminars are really dull way of conveying knowledge at least among some youngsters. But the truth is that most of us could learn the things faster if they are audibly heard rather than read. But unfortunately these impressions may get stronger if the person who is taking the seminar is not doing it the proper way. So by conducting the seminars in a proper and better way so that the students can interact in that, it will be the best and the most effective way to study. Republic Act No. 232 otherwise known as the Education Act of 1982 is a an act which calls for the establishment of national schools and the conversion of schools. This article was passed through the congress because lawmakers believed that education is really important. It is the knowledge of putting one’s potentials to maximum use. It is considered that education as a very precious tool in life.
It cannot be measured by money, fame and other things for it is considered as a key to success that disregards the stature in life and financial capabilities as long as there’s the desire to achieve the goals envisioned in life. Without education people would not have their high developed skills and talents that would help them become successful both in careers and family as well as in making right decisions in life and to become aware of the environment. Education is the only treasure that one keeps and that which nobody can take away. Every student can enjoy education if only they know how to balance activities that would make it more interesting. Education plays a very important role to students it may be viewed as a process, a product or both. It is a lifelong process that includes both formal instruction and a broad range of experiences. It is the result of the society’s need to prepare its young minds for a future role.
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to determine the effects of seminars to Business Administration students of University of the East- Manila. Specifically, this study will answer the following questions: 1. What is the perception of Business Administration students about seminar? 2. How the students apply what they learned in seminars?
3. What are the effects of attending seminars in terms of student’s academic performance? 4. Is there any significant effects of attending seminar to the students’ academic performance?
The following Hypothesis is formulated:
Attending a seminar has significant effects in students’ academic performance. Scope and Delimitation
The scope of the study includes only fifty students of College of Business Administration at the University of the East- Manila campus who have experienced attending a seminar during their residency at UE-Manila. Random students for every year level excluding freshmen will be asked to answer the questionnaire. The data collection will be completed in one week.
Significance of the Study
This part presents the significance of the study where the readers will absorb the result through the knowledge of the effects of seminar to academic performance. Specifically, this research hopes to benefit the following people: 1. Students- They will become aware about the worth of seminars to their academic performance. 2. Educators- it will remind them of the significance of attending seminars for their students. 3. School- they will know the importance of conducting seminars for the students. 4. Policy makers- it will make realized the importance of making seminar an inclusion to the curriculum of the students. 5. Seminar Organizers- to inform them of the importance of regularly organizing seminars for BA Students. 6. Future researchers- to give them background or idea when they desired to conduct a similar study.
Definition of Terms
For better understanding, the following terms used in the study are defined: 1. Seminar- a lecture or presentation delivered to an audience on a particular topic or set of topics that are educational in nature. 2. Education- indicates ways in which people learn skills and gain knowledge, information and understanding. 3. Students- a group of people whose desire is to learn.
4. UE-Manila – University of the East-Manila
5. Business Administration students- students whose major are related to business. 6. Academic performance- refers to how well a student is accomplishing his or her task in studies. 7. Formal education- training and developing people in knowledge, skills, mind, and character in a structured and certified program. 8. Informal education- Casual and continuous learning from life experiences outside organized formal or non-formal education. 9. Non-formal education- Organized education without formal schooling or institutionalization in which knowledge, skills, and values are taught by relatives, peers, or other community members 10. Curriculum- is an organized program of learning, usually segregated by subject area. 11. Training- is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. 12. Conference- Large gathering of individuals or members of one or several organizations for discussing matters of common interest. 13. Seminar lecturer – people who lead the seminars and giving the lectures. 14. Educator- a person that educates, especially a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education.