Textbook content creators and publishers are invited to attend the Academic Book Seminar at the 38th Manila International Book Fair. The seminar will be held on September 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in Meeting Rooms 8 and 9 at the SMX Convention Center.

This seminar is organized for textbook writers, editors, illustrators, designers and publishers of academic books, specifically K-12 textbooks.

In the first talk, Curriculum Development expert Greg Tabios Pawilen will share his experience and knowledge on developing models for curriculum standards and on how textbooks can become more effective tools for learning.

In the next talk, Joy Tan, General Manager of Marshall Cavendish Education will share her company’s practices and approaches in making Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math (STEAM) learning materials. Her talk will focus on manuscript development, editorial, and project management. Marshall Cavendish Education is the leading provider of K-12 learning materials in Singapore.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  – Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – How textbooks can become more effective tools for learning

Speaker: Greg Tabios Pawilen, Associate Professor, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Practices and approaches in making STEAM learning materials

Speaker: Joy Tan, General Manager, Marshall Cavendish Education 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Questions  

The Academic Book Seminar is organized by the National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP).

The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Pre-register by sending the following to bdap_inc@yahoo.com.ph:

1. Email subject: Academic Book Seminar

2. Name of participant/s

3. Company/Affiliation of each participant

4. Contact Numbers (landline and mobile) of each participant

Please note that enterprises can only register two (2) participants in the forum, the succeeding participant from the same enterprise shall be waitlisted.