Introduction to Pscyhology(Bataga)
Authors: Noemi U. Bataga, Donnabelle, A. Castro, Charmaine Grace L. Abregana
Contributor: Saidamin P. Bagolong
The purpose of this textbook is to serve as an introductory course in Psychology. The book contains eleven chapters covering the basics of Psychology. In addition, this is designed to facilitate the integral development of students for them to understand concepts on human development, behavior, emotion and motivation as well as the salient features of intelligence and personality thereby realizing the fullness of individuals.
Even though this is an introductory textbook, we see to it that the students will learn to appreciate how Psychology can help them to see themselves as members of the community.
This is not just a compilation of concepts and theories but also constitutes a field that can make a difference in your life, in your communities and in our world.
This textbook could not have been written without help from many people whose ideas we have borrowed, modified and incorporated. To them we are especially indebted.
Introduction to Philosophy (Gabitan)
Authors: Vincent E. Gabitan, Edilberto B. Costales, Jr.
The aim of education is to develop morally and physical-1j) of the masses; to guide them into a prosperous, intelligent and noble people “
— Dr. Jose Rizal
As it is the wish and willful desire of every human being to attain education, it is the desire as well of the protagonists of this textbook to attain education that is valid and sound. An education that is acceptable not only in this part of the city but as well as nationally and globally.
Apparently, this textbook ventures into learning what is logical and sound education. This provides not only knowledge, for knowledge can easily be obsolete because of the rapid changes of the waves of time brought by the fast pace of scientific investigation and experimentation, and the constant evolution of technological gadgets, but also critical thinking skills that enable the students to understand recent information or knowledge, so that they will be able to cope with the trend of this era which is clarifying that if one is not aware of what is valid and invalid reasoning, his beliefs and principles will easily be manipulated.
This likewise optimistically facilitates the students in acquiring basic skills in reasoning, communication, and appreciation of the various disciplines in philosophy; and lastly, this subject facilitates students to think the way a Filipino thinks. Thus, they will be able to develop a sense of nationalism and patriotism.
All the above goals are indeed under the umbrella of philosophy. Thus, this subject provides an introduction to philosophy with ample emphasis on the basic concepts in Logic.
A Reflection Manual on Philosophy of the Human Person (Placido)
Authors: Dennis M. Placido, Charlie M. Dagwasi, Shierwin A. Cabunilas, Asisclo M. Abonado III
Philosophy is life. It is a search for meaningful existence. It is mapping out our way towards meaningful and significant existence. It aims to clarify our human understanding of anything, including ourselves. It is from these claims that this workbook, A Reflection Manual on Philosophy of Man is intended: to make that way of life realizable in the context of college students. The method in philosophizing and in the understanding of the human person is activity-driven that involves understanding by doing.
Since philosophy is art itself, the tools for understanding include seeing, reflecting and acting. Since the workbook is thematic, each theme involves the three tools: seeing involves the observations, the phenomena, or the raw experiences that provoke some inquiries in understanding better our humanity; reflecting includes integrating and clarifying the experiences within philosophical insights regarding the human person; and acting entails the creating of personal insights regarding the judgment drawn from seeing and reflection. The act part involves a personal contribution to the enrichment of understanding the human person.
Philosophy is also the love and pursuit of wisdom. As such, the method employed in this workbook is phenomenological in the sense that it intends to present being as the underlying reality in human consciousness. It presents a description of the phenomenon of the human world, yet hermeneutically analyzed within the context of philosophical reflections. The study of the human person is critical and reflective on the human person's nature and unique existence. It provides foundations for a deeper understanding of what and who the human person is, and what it means to be fully human.
The workbook is geared to accomplish several general objectives: First, it aims to introduce the students to the different perspectives about the human reality; it also aims to enable the students to cultivate the habit of critical thinking and free inquiry on the human person; 3) (It is also) to integrate the student's learning of the human person in other disciplines and at the same time to enable the students to attain a profound understanding about their human experiences. The students are also given the opportunity to analyze and reflect on philosophical insights through reading philosophical texts; and, (4) finally the workbook aims to develop in the students the skills of critical thinking through writing their philosophical insights about the human person.
By using the workbook, students are geared to attain these competencies: a) understanding various views on the human person and their implications; b) an informed perspective on the human person; c) improved verbal and written skills in constructing arguments; and d) a disciplined approach, through research, in discussing issues hounding human existence.
The workbook thematically addresses the human project regarding: human becoming, freedom, transcendence, egoity, embodiedness, cognition, having, sociality, language, alienation, conscience, commitment, belief and religion, love, art and creativity, suffering and death, being and hope; all of which are geared towards a better understanding of our humanity. After each topic, discussion questions are provided to deepen our seeing-reflecting-acting process.
Authors: Celia E. Cariño, Winifredo F. Garcia, Dominador D. De Asis, Jr, Stilo Floyd Schneider
This manual is intended to serve as practical guide to students who will take their practicum for hotel and restaurant. The manual serves the following purposes:
- To introduce students and practicum coordinator to the Hotel and Restaurant Practicum Program;
- To serve as a resource for students in planning the practicum experience in the Hospitality Industry;
- To articulate the policies and procedures of the Hotel and Restaurant Practicum Program for students and practicum coordinator; and
- To describe requirements of the Hotel and Restaurant Practicum Program.
Additionally, this manual is meant to be used in conjunction with the over-all policies and guidelines of different hotels and restaurants in regard to their Practicum Program including requirements, important student policies, and academic policies of the school. There are many procedures, sequences of courses, deadlines, and academic requirements that students need to know so they may proceed smoothly through their practicum. Each student has an assigned advisor with whom she/he is expected to keep on-going consultation. The student is the one primarily responsible for knowing the information in this manual and keeping apprised of deadlines and ongoing requirements and responsibilities.
The Hotel and Restaurant Practicum experience is a major testing ground for the student's knowledge, skills, and values. The student is supported in this experience by the leadership of her/his practicum coordinator. The goals and activities presented are intended to provide helpful guidance and structure to aid in a successful practicum experience for the student and to the participating hospitality industry partners.
Students' excellence in learning is improved through techniques, strategies, and innovation which are provided different types of practice of these skills in their course. Students also learn how technology has become part of the hospitality industry and the skills related to the use of technology in the different departments of the hotel and restaurant. The development of learning becomes a dynamic process based on theories, researches, best practices, and professional standards for HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.