DLSU to hold Green Education Festival | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

“Toward a Green Education in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific: Perspectives, Pedagogies, Performances (Metro Manila Leg)” will be held on Oct. 24-26,  at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.


This festival consists of colloquia, teaching workshops and performances. It seeks to gather together teachers/educators, scholars, artists, researchers and social practitioners in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific, providing them a forum to discuss ideas and strategies on the conduct of environmental engagement in the humanities and social sciences classrooms of  higher education institutions.


The gathering aims to encourage humanities and the social sciences courses to reexamine their vital connections to people, cultures and places beyond the walls of the university; and to transform the learners of today into critical mass and innovative forces that work together toward  a green, productive and sustainable future.


Keynote speakers are Francisco B. Benitez, president of Philippine Women’s University, on the topic “The Sustainable Humanities: The Humanities Education as Specie of Ecology”; and Hiko Tamashiro, professor of Hokkaido University, on “The State of Knowledge Regarding the Environment and Teaching as Potent Venue for Designing Transformative Courses and Educational Paradigms.”


The colloquia for the Metro Manila leg deal with two specific themes: art imagining the future; and local myth as environmental discourse, media and the environment.


Speakers for the colloquia include: architect Paulo Alcazaren; poet Merlie Alunan; Australian poet Stuart Cooke; Spanish visual artist Paloma Polo; Thai social scientist Kanang Kantamaturapoj; screenwriter and anthropologist Ramon Felipe Sarmiento; and media specialists Gregg Yan and Christopher Ng of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines).


Facilitators for the workshops on teaching the environment in the humanities and social sciences are: Daylinda Banzon Cabanilla (ethnographies of nature); Remmon Barbaza (philosophy of environment); Antonio Contreras (environmental politics); Dennis Erasga (sociology and environment); Dennis Gonzalez (nature as divine art); and Lars Raymund Ubaldo (history and environment).


This project is organized by the DLSU Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Resources and Development, the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, and the Behavioral Sciences Department, and sponsored by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and the DLSU Office of the President.


The registration fee is P4,000 (US $125).  It covers conference badge and kit, admissions to festival activities, meals  and certificate of attendance. Registration does not cover travel and accommodation.


Call  5244611 local 233, 0917-5287491; e-mail [email protected];   search for DLSU Bnscwc on Facebook.

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