Workshops on green education to be held in Mindanao, Visayas
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:00 AM June 02, 2014
“Towrad a Green Education in the Philippines: Workshops on Teaching the Environment and Climate Change Impacts in the New General Education Curriculum” will be held on June 20-21 at La Salle University (LSU), Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, and June 27-28 at the University of San Agustin (USA), Iloilo City.
Through colloquia/provocations, workshops, and complementary performances, this project seeks to promote interdisciplinary approaches to nature and the environment. It seeks to gather teachers/educators, scholars, artists, researchers and social practitioners in the region, providing them a forum to discuss ideas and strategies on the conduct of environmental engagement in the classrooms of higher education institutions.
The workshops aim to encourage the core courses of the New General Education Curriculum (CMO No. 20-s2013) to reexamine vital connections among people, cultures and places beyond the walls of the school. It likewise aims to transform the learners of today into a critical mass of innovative forces that work together toward a green, productive and sustainable future. The Manila leg took place last October at De La Salle University in Manila.
This project is organized by the DLSU Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Resources and Development, Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC), and Behavioral Sciences Department.
It is sponsored by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. DLSU’s partners include LSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics, USA Graduate School and USA Institutional and Special Projects Office.
Educators, environmentalists and interested parties are welcome to attend the workshop. There is no registration fee. Participants have to take care of their own travel arrangements, accommodation and meals.
For pre-registration and slot reservation, call BNSCWC at 5244611 local 233, 0917-5287491; or e-mail [email protected]