Bookwriting workshop at AQD

AQD held a bookwriting workshop attended by its senior staff on July 8 held at AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station.

From left: Prof. Tayo, Dr. PerezThe first speaker, Prof. Gilma Tayo of the University of the Philippines Visayas, shared her experiences in writing two textbooks in her presentation on Translating jargon: introduction to bookwriting. She defined a texbook as a topic book, a theme information package, a guide to the teaching process. She also mentioned the need to define the target clients and goals of the book and the materials needed. She also went through the entire process of bookwriting, from writing to printing.

Dr. Gregorio Perez of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region 6 on the other hand updated the participants on the Status of fisheries education in Western Visayas. He noted that there are 11 schools in the region currently offering fisheries degree programs, with enrollment ranging from zero to 613.

The two workshop groups tackle aquaculture science and socioeconomics & policyIn the afternoon session, participants were divided into two groups for the workshop, which was facilitated by Prof. Tayo and Dr. Relicardo Coloso, chair of AQD’s Publications Review Committee. It was decided that AQD will publish three textbooks – one tackling Aquaculture Science and the other two to deal with Socioeconomics and Policy. Research Division Head Dr. Evelyn Grace Ayson will coordinate the first textbook, with Scientist Dr. Nerissa Salayo and Training and Information Division Head Mr. Renato Agbayani handling the other two.

The participants identified a time frame for the publication, the target audience and promotional activities for the textbooks.

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