Developing durable physics competencies for the future of work

  • Sheryl Lyn C. Monterola College of Education, University of the Philippines Diliman and Center for Integrated STEM Education, Inc.


Rapid digital transformations and the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly changed the future of work. Higher cognitive skills, digital competence, and socio-emotional intelligence have become important more than ever. To sustain the relevance of physics education, it is imperative to align what is being learned to what is needed in the future. This presentation discusses indicators of durable physics competencies. It talks about specific pedagogies and assessments that teachers can adopt to strengthen learners' competencies for the future.

About the Speaker

Sheryl Lyn Monterola is a Professor at the College of Education of the University of the Philippines Diliman. She also leads the pioneering center in the Philippines dedicated to Integrated STEM Education. She is passionate about advancing STEM education through teacher capacity-building, learner empowerment, curricular innovations, research, and collaborations among academe-government-industry. Currently, she leads the Education Futures Programme under the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Education. She is also a consultant for the initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the Philippines on integrating STEM in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Monterola was a visiting research fellow at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National Institute of Education (NIE), Office of Education Research in Singapore. During her stay at NTU-NIE, she collaborated with research scientists on 21st century competencies, explaining Singapore's success in PISA, and the science of learning. She holds a doctorate degree in Physics Education from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research and development interests include group learning, metacognition in science education, machine learning applications in education, 21st century pedagogies, futures thinking for teachers, and innovations in STEM education.

How to Cite
S. L. Monterola. Developing durable physics competencies for the future of work, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 38, SPP-2020-INV-4B-02 (2020). URL: