The UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education, with support from the Fondazione Gravissimum Educationis and the SEAMEO-Innotech, will hold the 2021 Philippine Local Antenna Democracy Congress with the theme “Nurturing Teachers’ Agency in Times of Crisis in Democracy” on October 9, 2021 (Saturday) via Zoom webinar.
Headlining the roster of speakers is the event’s keynote speaker, Professor Judith L. Pace, EdD of the University of San Francisco School of Education. Joining the Panel of Reactors for Professor’s Pace’s speech are Ateneo de Manila University’s Associate Professor Enrique Niño Leviste, PhD and University of Nottingham’s Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr., PhD.
Philippine Department of Education Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado M. San Antonio, PhD will likewise deliver a talk on “The Future of Teaching Controversial Public Issues: The DepEd Response.”
Democracy program mentors Associate Professor Mark Charles Baildon, PhD (National Institute of Education – Singapore) and Associate Professor Theresa Alviar-Martin, PhD (Kennesaw University) will likewise share their insights in the webinar, which will feature a showcase of instructional plans and sharing of testimonies from the participants of the Certificate Program.
The event will be punctuated by the launch of the Democracy website, which puts together the outputs of the years-long research project funded by the Fondazione Gravissimum Educationis.