Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones highlighted the importance of research in crafting policies within the government as the Department of Education (DepEd) formally launched the Edukasyon-Saliksik (E-Saliksik) Research Portal on Monday.
Spearheaded by Planning Service – Policy Research and Development Division (PS-PRDD), in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS), the research portal was developed and designed as the central repository for education research in the Department.
“Research is very important to support policy formulation in the government. This is where I believe that our research platform will make a great contribution,” Secretary Briones said.
“The launching of E-Saliksik, the DepEd’s new research portal, provides researchers across the Philippines the opportunity to learn from one another, in the comfort of their work stations as it is accessible remotely,” she added.
Furthermore, the Department introduced the platform to make education research more accessible and encourage the conduct and use of research from school to the national level through the sharing of knowledge.
“I look forward, even as we are finishing our term, that the research we make available in the portal will also aid us as we prepare for the continuation of education. We encourage our research managers across governance levels to populate the portal, this portal with quality education research,” Secretary Briones said.
The E-Saliksik features different research classifications, including Teaching and Learning, Governance, Human Resources, Child Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction, Inclusive Education, and Gender and Development.
“For us to be able to meet those challenges of education quality, our policy directions and our actions need to be founded on solid research,” Chair for National Research Committee and Undersecretary Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan said during the launch.
The portal’s launch also featured testimonies from the DepEd key officials, research managers, and teacher-researchers. Participants of the event also sent in their questions during the open forum session.