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Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences (The Padayon Series)

The textbook Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences (DISS) is an introductory course to the diverse fields of the Social Sciences authored by trained academicians and social science practitioners using a learner-centered approach to encourage greater student involvement and participation in the learning process.

Arleigh Ross D. dela Cruz, PhD, Cecile C. Fadrigon, PhD Cand., and Diana J. Mendoza, PhD: Project Director: Ronaldo B. Mactal, PhD

Level/s: Senior High

  • The book uses an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study of the fundamental ideas, concepts, theories, inquiry and research methods in the Social Sciences.
  • As an introductory course to the diverse fields of the Social Sciences, students will not only learn western social science concepts, theories, ideas, and inquiry methods presented by influential social science thinkers and philosophers but they will also explore and examine the ideas of Filipino social thinkers and the different indigenous concepts and theories developed by Filipino social scientists to study Philippine history, culture, society, and psyche.
  • In the end, the book aims to equip the students with the necessary knowledges and skills in the diverse field of the Social Sciences that they can apply in understanding and analyzing contemporary political, economic, social, and cultural trends and issues that are happening in the Philippines and the world today.



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