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Effective teaching in higher education depends on faculty development opportunities such as teaching seminars. This paper delves into how such seminars influence the teaching performance of higher education teachers. This study used a survey research design to examine the effect of Seminar on Teaching (SOT) on the teaching performance rating of randomly selected 172 faculty members of a higher education institution in the Philippines. Results of the t-test showed significant differences in the performance of the faculty members before and after attending the SOT, with an average teaching performance score of 1.5503 (equivalent rating of 80.67) before attending the SOT and 1.4965 (equivalent rating of 83.33) after attending the SOT. Overall, the findings showed that the seminar greatly helped the higher education institutions’ faculty members improve their teaching performance and that the seminar was effective among the faculty members, especially those newly hired or inexperienced in teaching. As educational institutions continue to prioritize the professional development of their faculty, understanding the impact of seminars on teaching has become crucial for fostering a culture of continuous improvement in higher education.


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Ruth Ortega-Dela Cruz, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Dr. Ruth A. Ortega-Dela Cruz is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños. She has conducted numerous studies in the field of education and has been recognized with International Publication Awards for her papers published in indexed journals. She has also served as a reviewer and editor for both local and international refereed journals.

Rowena C. Perez, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Ms. Rowena C. Perez is a University Extension Specialist at the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines Los Baños.

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Ortega-Dela Cruz, R., & Perez, R. C. P. (2024). Effect of Seminar on Teaching on the Performance of Teachers in Higher Education. Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 5(1), 112–119.


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