Consistent with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) thrust to strengthen the culture of evidence-based decision-making and policy development, Research O’clock is being conducted through the Planning Service-Policy Research Development Division (PS-PROD) to promote the use of research results and evidence in decision-making, program designing and implementation, and to plan formulation and adjustment in the basic education sector. Started in 20 18, this research dissemination forum convenes educators, researchers, program implementers, education leaders, and policymakers to discuss gains and challenges in education and provide valuable inputs.

This year, Research O’clock will support the continuing implementation of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP) with the theme, Evidence in Learning Continuity. It aims to provide a deeper understanding of how the BE-LCP responds to the basic education needs of the learners. Individual episodes will highlight emerging evidence of effective practices and innovations in continually providing quality and inclusive basic education under a public health emergency.

The research forum shall virtually engage stakeholders nationwide and shall aid the Department in upholding the quality and right of the Filipino learners for basic education. It will run six episodes from August to October 2021, and will be livestreamed through the DepEd Philippines Facebook page. Enclosed are the details of Research O’clock for reference.

For more information, please contact the Planning Service-Policy Research and Development Division through email at [email protected] or telephone no. (02) 8635-3976.

Read DepEd MEMORANDUM No. 017 ,s.2021 for more details.