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“The true essence of democracy is to empower the least privileged and give them voice loud enough to be heard by the majority.” ~ Salirick S. Andres
Edmodo Online Class
To augment our limited class contact hours, we will likewise utilize the functionalities of the website edmodo.com to the fullest. This site will host our online quizzes, online assignments, etc.
To complete your Parliamentary Practice learning experience, enroll in our edmodo.com online class platform. Here’s how:
- Use this group code to enroll: 83cveh
- For students with existing Edmodo accounts, no need to create one, just use the group code to register in our class.
- For students who are new to Edmodo, follow the steps below:
- Go to www.edmodo.com
- Click the button “I’m a Student” and click “Create New Account.”
- Fill in the needed information such as: First Name, Last Name, the group code, Email address, a Username and a Password (you need to write your Username and Password in your notebook so as not to forget them), then click the button “Submit”
- You are now enrolled! You need to customize your profile by adding information about you, upload a profile image, and other details.
- Your interface is set like a social media feed where you can post status updates, message your friends and classmates including your teacher, friend/unfriend someone and follow someone or some posts.
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- Enjoy learning online!
The course deals with the fundamental parliamentary rules and procedures with emphasis on quorum, meeting and session, debates, committees and committee reports, voting, nominations and elections as well as the kind and classification of motions of the deliberative assemblies. It includes the characteristics and precedence of motion and progress.
The course aims to develop among the students’ courtesy, sportsmanship, teamwork, obedience to rules, modesty, and impartiality as they apply parliamentary practice and procedure in the conduct of meetings, fora, and other activities.
Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
By the time of completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Execute the rules observed motions;
- Implement the procedures in presenting motions;
- Internalize the order of business
- Know how to preside meetings and sessions; and
- Observe the rules in parliamentary debate.
Student outcomes addressed by the course
The students will be able to:
- use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for the practice of the profession;
- demonstrate a service orientation in one’s profession;
- function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings; and
- communicate effectively in oral and in written English.
Parliamentary practice course topics
Prelim Period (Weeks 1–6)
Part I – Fundamental Principles of Parliamentary Procedure. Brief History of Parliamentary Law. Fundamental Principles of Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. Part II– Parliamentary Procedure. Meeting and Sessions, Quorum, Order of Business, Debates, Votes and Voting, Nominations and Elections, Committees and Committee Reports, Constitution, By-Laws, Rules of Order and Standing Rules.
Midterm Period (Weeks 7–12)
Part III – Motions. Nature and Classification of Motions, Characteristics of Motions. Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn, Adjourn, Take a Recess, Raise a Question of Privilege, Call for the Orders of the Day, Lay on the Table, Call for the Previous Question, Modify the Limits of Debate, Postpone Definitely, Commit or Refer to a committee, Amend, Postpone Indefinitely, Main Motion, Take from the Table, Reconsider. Progress of Motions, Precedence of Motions.
Final Period (Weeks 13–18)
Part IV – Procedure and Rules on Motions. Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn, Adjourn, Take a Recess, Raise a Question of Privilege, Call for the Orders of the Day, Lay on the Table, Call for the Previous Question, Modify the Limits of Debate, Postpone Definitely, Commit or Refer to a committee, Amend, Postpone Indefinitely, Main Motion, Take from the Table, Reconsider. Application of Rules and Procedures of Parliamentary. Application of Parliamentary Rules and Procedures, Presiding a Meeting, Demonstration Meeting using Parliamentary Rules and Procedures.
The course references listed herein are available in the library of TIP Quezon City. I am not requiring you to purchase them. Maximize the use of library as you have paid it already in our miscellaneous fees. However, you may utilize any available and useful resource you deem helpful in your quest to become a world-class parliamentarian.
- Orendain, A. (1992). Parliamentary Rules 10th Edition. Quezon City: Alpha Omega Publications.
- Roberts, H. (2010). Robert’s Rules of Order 11th Edition. New York: American Legal Publishing.