Jose Fadul

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Jose A. Fadul in sablay, the University of the Philippines graduation garb.

Jose Arabe Fadul (b. July 2, 1961 - ) is a professor, author, historian and psychologist. He is a multi-awarded Filipino science education specialist. He is currently a professor at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, teaching social science courses.



Fadul was born in Manila to Martin O. Fadul, a government employee, and Satrunina P. Arabe, a public school teacher. He was fifth of six children. He studied at the G. Lopez-Jaena Primary School before formally starting his grade school education at the Legarda Elementary School. He spent his high school years at the Manila Science High School.

Fadul obtained his Bachelor in Secondary Education at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1983 and pursued to further his studies and took up Master of Arts in 1990, also in UP Diliman. He was conferred as Doctor of Philosophy in 1999. He also took up and finished computer courses at the National Computer Institute of the National Computer Center.


After graduating from college in 1983, Fadul started teaching secondary and tertiary education at the Rizal Technological and Polytechnic Institute. After a year, he transferred to the University of the Philippines, Los Baños and taught at the University of the Philippines Rural High School. In 1986, he decided to move to the Institute for Science and Mathematics Educational Development and was promoted from a research associate to researcher and later on as a Science Education Specialist. He was active in supporting activites and programs of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports. Together with Milagros Ibe, Fadul represented the Philippines in the third International Mathematics and Science Study in 1995. On the same year, he resigned from working for the government to work for Eduvision 2000, a private company dealing with computer services. In 1998, he started working as a lecturer at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

As an author

Fadul was known in his high school for his term papers and prize-winning projects dealing with chess history, melissopalynology, paper chromatography, remote sensing, firearms, mineralogy, astronomy, fractals, church history and a lot more. He was co-editor of The Baptist Contender, a religious magazine, when he was in college. He wrote and edited essays, articles, reviews and experiments for various science magazines for elementary and high schools in 1986 but his major works were first published by the De La Salle University Press in 2002.

The following are some of Fadul's published works:

  • A Courseware in Rizal in CD-ROM, 1999
  • A Workbook for a Course in Rizal, 2002
  • Sanayang-Aklat sa Kurson Rizal, 2003
  • Rubrics for Portfolio Assessment in the Rizal Course, 2005
  • The Learning-Centered Paradigm: Synthesis of the Curriculum-Centered and Learner-Centered Paradigms, 2005
  • Mathematical Formulations of Learning: Based on Ten Learning Principles, 2006
  • Resonant Teaching: Prolonging the Half-Life of the Learning Process, 2007
  • The Butterflies that Rizal Chased, Collected, and Studied, 2007
  • Encyclopedia Rizaliana, 2008

Awards and recognition

At the young age of 10, Fadul was given the Children's Museum and Library, Inc. award as a child prodigy. In high school, he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Scientists during the National Science Fair and Quiz in 1978. He was a recipient of the Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics scholarship in Malaysia in 1990 and a research fellowship at the Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education in Japan in 1991.




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