January 30, 2018, Filed under In Focus
SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION.

SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION. Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, representing Governor Amado I. Espino, III, (right photo) urges future teachers to advocate Pangasinan culture, especially, the dialect as he pointed out the provincial government’s steadfast commitment in supporting education sector as one of the key development thrusts of the administration during the EdukAKSYON: Building the Nation through Transformative Education seminar-workshop held at the Sison Auditorium on January 23. /SMDG (Photos by MVSadim)

 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – “The provincial government is steadfast on its commitment in supporting education as one of the key development thrusts of Governor Amado I. Espino, III.”

This was pointed out by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, who duly represented Governor Amado I. Espino, III, during the second day of the “EdukAKSYON: Building the Nation through Transformative Education” seminar-workshop organized by education students of PHINMA – University of Pangasinan (UPang) held at the Sison Auditorium on January 23.

In his speech, Atty. Camba extolled Gov. Pogi and his predecessor former governor and now fifth district representative Congressman Amado T. Espino, Jr. for laying the foundation of excellence in local governance for the future generation of Pangasinan.

“Ang lahat ng ginagawa ng ating provincial government maging ang lahat ng improvement at transformation na nakikita niyo ay para sa mga susunod na henerasyon na Pangasinense,” Atty. Camba added.

As such, Atty. Camba urged the future teachers whom he tagged as the “people next in line” to advocate Pangasinan norms, especially, the dialect before it becomes nothing but part of the history.

“Be proud of our dialect, be proud of our culture and be proud of Pangasinan,” Atty. Camba said.

Recognizing the pivotal roles of educators in youth formation, especially in education and character-building, the provincial administrator lauded such activities that enable students and teachers realize the urgent needs of children in hope of a better future.

Meanwhile, UPang College of Social Sciences Dean Dr. Joseph Richard O. Mejia exhorts the ‘trainers of future leaders’ to take part in nation-building through linking transformative education by inculcating desirable character traits among students.

“Our idea of learning should be one of transformation – a holistic kind of transformation where the physical, mental, attitudinal and behavioral aspects intertwine,” Dr. Mejia stated as he underscored that the real goal in teaching is towards physical and mental change.

“We do not only teach the head and the hand of the students, but, we also touch their hearts,” Dr. Mejia further stated as he stressed that real and transformative education should include the head, hand and heart to build one’s character

The two-day seminar-workshop tackled some topics including:  Transformative, Integrative and Sustainable Education; Blended Learning and 22nd Century Education; vision, mission, goals and objectives of the Department of Education (DepEd); and Transformative Leadership In Education and Indigenous Peoples Education.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman

 

 

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