Arts and Letters faculty members, students present papers on social sciences, history, literature, philosophy for children at international conferences

Faculty members from the Faculty of Arts and Letters participated in
international and national conferences through paper presentations,
participation in panel discussions and workshop held in Thailand, the
Philippines and the USA.

11th Asia Political and International Studies Association, Thailand

At the 11th Asia Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Conference, held in Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand from October 20 to 21, 2017, Political Science students Angelo Pascual, Karl Cabarles, Drixel Mariano, Lexanne Garcia, Isaiah Reotutar and Karen
Marasigan presented papers on: Government Infrastructures and Human Population in Manila, Online Civic Action on the Burial of the Late President Marcos and NGO Activities to Protect the Environment in Coron, Palawan,

Meanwhile, Mr. Ronald Castillo, a faculty member, participated in the panel discussion on Political Institutions. The APISA Conference served as forum where academics and professionals in the area of Political Science gather to discuss issues not only on politics and but also on allied fields in the social sciences and humanities. The congress also served as venue for interaction among academics and scholars from different universities in the world.

2017 Salinan International Conference, Philippines

Department of Literature faculty members Assoc. Prof. Luciana L. Urquiola, Ph.D., Prof. Felicidad G. Perena, Ph.D., Prof. Roberto DL. Ampil, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Ma. Eloisa D. Sevilla-Perez, Asst. Prof. Elenita Mendoza and Ms. Kristine May D. Martinez, presented papers during the 2017 Salinan International Conference held from September 28 to 30, 2017 at the Ateneo de Manila University.

The three-day global conference was organized by the Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT) in collaboration with the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Translation experts and educations from different countries including the Philippines were invited as guest speakers.

Speakers were Dr. Lawrence Venuti (Temple University), Dr. Luise Von
Flotow (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Virgilio S. Almario (Commission on the Filipino Language) (CFL) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Malay World Conference, Philippines

History Department faculty member
Asst. Prof. Janet Atutubo presented a paper on the “Struggles for Independence of the Filipinos and Malays: A Common People’s Perspective” at the Malay World Conference at the Manila Hotel and De la Salle University Manila held from September 14 to 16, 2017.

Topics discussed during the Conference were: Archeology, History, Sociology and Philosophy of South East Asia. The conference was well attended by faculty members of various universities in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darusalam, China, America and Indonesia. Asst. Prof. Myrna De Vera was also a participant.

Residential Workshop in Philosophy for Children, USA

Asst. Prof. Marella Ada V. Mancenido Bolaños, Ph.D., of the Department of Philosophy, was one of the 20 participants of the annual Residential Workshop in Philosophy for Children held at the St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, Mendham, New Jersey, USA. Organized by The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children the workshop was facilitated by leading scholars in Philosophy for Children, namely, Maughn Gregory, David Kennedy,

Megan Laverty and Ariel Sykes. All four facilitators were trained by Matthew Lipman and Ann Margaret Sharp who are founders of Philosophy for Children.

The week-long workshop discussed topics such as the philosophical and historical foundations of Philosophy for Children, hermeneutics of P4C, Philosophy of Childhood, Aesthetics and P4C, to name a few. Participants were also given the opportunity to facilitate a community of inquiry using Matthew Lipman’s philosophical novels.

The community of inquiry is used as classroom pedagogy in various schools
worldwide, and as evidenced by research, this pedagogy has increased the students’ ability to think critically, creatively and caringly.

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