Towards a Green Education in the Philippines and Asia Pacific
Organization: De La Salle University-Manila
Venue: Henry Sy Sr. Hall
|Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2013||End Date/Time: Oct 26, 2013|
De La Salle University-Manila's Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Resources and Development, Behavioral Sciences Department, and Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Cente rwill host a series of events that centers on environmental education, specifically on how it could be aided by the social sciences and humanities. This festival seeks to chart the transformative role and, if possible, impacts of the humanities and social sciences within the ambit of environment and education. Open to all academics, the overarching framework of the project embraces the transdisciplinary approach and from there creates a holistic, yet inclusive understanding of environmental challenges as humanistic and social issues that can be addressed by tertiary education. It will undertake a three-pronged school-based activity (i.e. colloquia, workshops, and performances) the outcomes of which are expected to provide the basis for generating feasible courses of actions that are meaningful, sustainable and equitable. Its two-fold aim is (i) to encourage the humanities and the social sciences teachers to re-examine their vital connections to people, cultures, and places beyond the walls of the university and (ii) to transform the learners of today into critical mass and innovative forces that work together towards a green, productive, and sustainable future. Among the speakers for the conference include: Francisco B. Benitez, Hiko Tamashiro, and Paulo G. Alcazaren, to name a few.