Two papers from UST, one from the College of Education and another from the Faculty of Arts and Letters, were presented during the II Global Symposium Universitate, an international academic gathering held recently via Zoom.
College of Education Dean Prof. Pilar I. Romero, Ph.D., and Special Needs Education (SPED) Department faculty member Asst. Prof. Maripia P. Rabacal presented the paper titled “Engendering empathy towards persons with disabilities among the youth involved in parish ministry.”
Their presentation was based on the research-informed service-learning (SL) project conducted by former students of the SPED Department, namely, Jeline Trinidad, Emmanuel H. Estrella, Freddie M. Galman Jr., Juliane Benett M. Martin, Nerissa Joy S. Nilmao, and Carina Belen C. Ramos.
The salient findings of the research were presented by Rabacal, who mentored the students.
Meanwhile, the transformative aspect of the research and its connection with the development of spirituality, both among the researchers and youth ministers, were explored by Dean Romero.
From the Faculty of Arts and Letters Department of Sociology, two faculty members and a student presented their works on Service Learning.
UST SIMBAHAYAN Director Asst. Prof. Froilan Alipao joined the e-poster presentation with his work titled ”The Salamanca Process as Service Learning Praxis Framework of Dominican Educational Institutions.”
Meanwhile, Asst. Prof. Milrose P. Llenas together with her fourth-year student Romulus Vincent M. Cuizon co-presented “Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities in e-Service Learning” in a round table discussion.
Carrying the theme “Service-Learning, Integral Education and Transformative Spirituality,” the second edition of the Global Symposium was organized by Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Catholic University of Portugal), the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario (Latin American Centre for Service-Learning).
The global event was participated in by more than 30 universities coming from 26 countries across five continents.