Innovative learning activities for teaching mycology in the Philippines

Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz, Reuel M. Bennett, Marilen P. Balolong, Bryna Thezza D. Leaño, Angeles M. De Leon, James Kennard S. Jacob, Joel C. Magday, Almira Deanna Almira, Maria Feliciana Benita M. Eloreta, Jocelyn E. Serrano, Jayzon G. Bitacura, Carlo Chris S. Apurillo, Judee N. Nogodula, Melissa H. Pecundo, Krystle Angelique A. Santiago, Jeane V. Aril-dela Cruz

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Almost half a century ago, Dogma (1975) has already raised a call to promote the teaching of mycology in the Philippines. With the shift to outcome-based education in higher education, the need to develop student-centered, active learning activities is a must in the teaching of courses including mycology. Here we present learning activities as applied to the teaching of fungi in the Philippines. We developed or adopted these learning activities and implemented in our classes. These learning activities are designed for varied levels of learners and for educational institutions with varied facilities and resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMycology in the Tropics
Subtitle of host publicationUpdates on Philippine Fungi
EditorsJonathan Jaime G. Guerrero, Teresita U. Dalisay, Marian P. De Leon, Mark Angelo O. Balendres, Kin Israel R. Notarte, Thomas Edison E. Dela Cruz
Place of PublicationLondon UK
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780323994897
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Comic book
  • Education
  • Fungal biology
  • Learning activity
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching strategy

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