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Ifugao State University (IFSU) has forged a new partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd)-Ifugao Division to capacitate teacher-trainees in Indigenous Knowledge (IK) instruction and development of contextualized learning modules.

The collaboration of the two learning institutions, together with the Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMo) Inc., a local non-government organization, shall continue for another three (3) years.

Formalized through Memorandum of Agreement, this accord is an offshoot of the Universityโ€™s recently renewed partnership with the National Chengchi University of Taiwan for the implementation of the Ifugao Indigenous Knowledge Educators Training Program (IIKETP) under the Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS) of IFSU.

The IIKETP aims to build up a core of indigenous knowledge educators at the academe and community level who will develop IK instructional and learning materials.

To become IK educators, the teacher-trainees of the program shall undergo capacity-building seminars and workshops on Ifugao Indigenous Knowledge, Systems, and Practices (IKSP).

Since its opening in 2019, the IIKETP has already capacitated 43 teacher-trainees. It has produced 49 contextualized learning modules on different fields of study, six of which are copyrighted and ready for use.