Alicia Jane F. Peras
High School Teacher
Host Institution: University of Arizona
Award Name: Fulbright Foreign Student Program (FFSP)
Discipline: Educational Psychology
Award Year: 2023
The value of hidden curricula on values formations and socio-emotional skills are vital components in developing holistic and humane members of society. Jane believed that formation is an integral key in education. Understanding the context and motivation of the learners is significant in honing students' full potential. After all, education aims to produce not only knowledgeable members of society but people who are also compassionate and just.
Jane graduated magna cum laude and class valedictorian at the Philippine Normal University- The National Center for Teacher Education (NCTE) in 2016 with a degree of BS in Chemistry for Teachers. She was a former SM Foundation Inc scholar and recipient of the Sakura Science Exchange Program at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. She received her Master of Science in Teaching major in Chemistry from De La Salle University-Manila and was a thesis grantee of the Department of Science and Technology- Science Education Institute in 2021. Jane taught as a high school teacher at Xavier School-San Juan from 2016-2023. She recently became a part-time college instructor at the University of Santo Tomas-College of Education. Moreover, she does freelance coaching to several Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers takers.
As a Fulbright scholar, she will pursue her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with specializations in socio-emotional learning, learning sciences, and human development at the University of Arizona. Upon her return to the Philippines, she plans to apply her degree to teacher formation programs and to reinforce socio-emotional learning (SEL) in classroom instructions and curriculum.
Jane is an avid KDrama enthusiast and occasionally does K-blogging. She also likes listening to EXO and early 2000s punk-rock bands.