Ten pre-service student teachers from three universities in Indonesia are currently in an immersion program at UST College of Education. The student teachers were welcomed by College of Education Dean Assoc. Prof. Pilar I. Romero, Ph.D., and other academic officials on September 2, 2019 at the Lourdes J. Custodio ICD Room, St. Albertus Magnus Building.
The academic visit was part of the SEA Teacher Project or the “Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia (SEA),” which provides opportunities for pre-service student teachers from universities in Southeast Asia to have their practicum in other schools within the SEA region.
The ten students were: Chrisna Purbaya and Kartilia Riavuningsih from the University of Bengkulo; Risky Supriati, Ika Safitri, and Misbahul Aslam from Tanjungpura University; Aulia Afani Zuifiana Sari and Muwafiqul Ihsani from Universitas PGRI Semarang; and Mayang Kencana, Kirey Kharisma Aulia, and Arsanti Satriani Salim from Indonesia University of Education. They will be in the University until September 27, 2019.
In the welcome program, UST College of Education International Relations Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Zendel Taruc, Ph.D., delivered the welcome remarks, while UST Office of Public Affairs Director Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla, Ph.D., presented the institutional video “The University of Santo Tomas: A Legacy of Excellence and Endurance.” Office for Student Affairs Staff-in-Charge for Student Formation Ms. Thelma Maraña discussed “Student Life in UST.”
Lectures on “Brain-based Teaching and Learning” was delivered by UST Junior High School Principal Assoc. Prof. Marishirl P. Tropicales, Ph.D., while “Assessment and Evaluation” was discussed by UST Junior High School Mathematics Department Faculty Member Mr. Vincent Caparas.
UST College of Education Dean Assoc. Prof. Pilar I. Romero, Ph.D., delivered the closing remarks.
The program is spearheaded by Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture within the region. The Philippines is one of its eleven member nations.