Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training
As part of the 55th anniversary celebration of research in the University, the Education Studies Research Interest Group of the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED) in cooperation with the Learning
Resource Unit for Inclusive Education of the University, conducted a Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training for high school teachers and other education stakeholders held at the SWR of the Thomas Aquinas
The activity was part of the multi-year project aimed at supporting public schools in implementing inclusive education and addressing key issues in the education of children with disability. The training was designed to help inculcate the value of helping and accommodating students with learning disabilities. One of the highlights was an exercise that allowed the participants to experience the feeling of having a learning disability.
On hand were experts from the University, namely, Mr. Hubert Ramos, Asst. Prof. Karen Ongtangco, Ms. Eleanor Bahrami-Hessari, Prof. Marie Antonette Vargas, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Bernard Saldivar and Asst. Prof. Maripia Rabacal, who shared not only their technical knowledge but their experiences as well.
Inang Kalikasan Art Exhibit
In a parallel event, the Environmental Science students of the College of Fine Arts and Design raised the environmental awareness of the Thomasian community through their artwork mounted at the Inang Kalikasan 2018 Art Exhibit.
The exhibit, which was also a way to showcase the giftedness and creativity of the Fine Arts students, was sponsored by the Sustainability Research Interest Group of the RCSSED as part of the celebration of the 55th anniversary of research in the university.
It was inaugurated by Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation Prof. Maribel G. Nonato, Ph.D., and RCSSED Director Prof. Belinda V. De Castro, Ph.D. The members of the Research Center for Social Science and Education (RCSSED) Sustainability Research Interest Group (RIG) include Mr. Ronald M. Castillo (AB); Asst. Prof. Rhodoralyn C. Lintag (AB); Assoc. Prof. Maria Rosario Virginia C. Garcia, Ph.D. (Science); RIG Lead Prof. Arlen A. Ancheta, Ph.D. (AB); Education RIG member Assoc. Prof. Moises Norman Z. Garcia, Ph.D. (Science) and Arch. Rizalito M. Mercado (Architecture).