The Philippine STEAM education
The Philippine effort towards achieving global goals such as Agenda 2030 with its sustainable development goals (SDGs); and bringing the country to the Fourth Industrial Revolution era (FIRe) despite the COVID-19 pandemic foresees STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agri-Fisheries/Arts, Mathematics) professionals to be at the forefront. The aforementioned phenomena brought education to volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and diversified situations creating a disruptive transition towards Education 4.0. A minority of data and studies that focus on STEAM education in the country deprived us from sourcing information for policies and programs that will alleviate the Philippine STEAM Education. Hence, the program, TPACK in Philippine STEAM education, conceived the Philippine STEAM Education model as blueprint for tertiary STEAM education. Three frameworks (Philippine Policies Standards and Guidelines [PSGs], Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers [PPST], and TPACK) dictated the development of the blueprint using exploratory design, thematization, re-thematization and model analysis. The evidenced-based blueprint was sourced from the data provided by over a thousand of teachers with over a hundred focused participants identified from the majority of the regions. The final blueprint encompases four major variables (outcomes, drivers, institutional support, and processes) common to the three education domains that may help define quality STEAM education in the country. The vision is for the model/blueprint to track and finally enhance the competencies of Philippine STEAM faculty to deliver a 21st century-skilled STEM workforce for the country.