“Towards 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 20-21 June 2014 at La Salle University (LSU), Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, and 27-28 June 2014 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 hopes to gather together 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.

Its two-fold aim is (a) to encourage the core courses of the New General Education Curriculum (CMO No. 20-s2013) to re-examine our vital connections to people, cultures, and places beyond the walls of the school, and (b) to transform the learners of today into critical mass and innovative forces that work together towards a green, productive, and sustainable future. The Metro Manila leg took place on 24-26 October 2013 at De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila.  

Resource speakers will deliver provocations and challenges in the morning sessions while the afternoon sessions will be devoted to an action program workshop. The main outcome will be modules and resource materials proposing pedagogical innovations which underscore environmental engagement.

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 (BNSCWC), and the Behavioral Sciences Department, and sponsored by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. DLSU’s partners include the LSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics, the USA Graduate School, and the 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, please call BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233; email bnscwc@yahoo.com; mobile +639175287491; Facebook: Dlsu Bnscwc.

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