Moderator:
Dr.Betty Cernol-McCann, Vice President for Programs of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

Presenters:
1. Dr. Enrique Oracion , Director of Research, Silliman University
2. Dr. Manorama Dhanaseeli, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Lady Doak 3. College
3. Dr. Nirmala Jeyaraj, Advisor, Program for Environmental Action-India
4. Mr. Parmonangan Manurung, Lecturer, Duta Wacana Christian University

Topic:
Partnerships for Environmental Action: Managing Classroom-Community Encounter towards Active and Reflective Learning

Content:
Panelists will share experiences related to the application of service-learning methodology in addressing health issues associated with environmental degradation in their immediate communities. These locations provide the arena for learners’ to grapple with the complex range of intellectual, personal, social, economic, cultural, political, ethical and practical concerns that need to be addressed and interpreted as bases for immediate and future actions. What are some of the challenges to learning and teaching using the service-learning approach? What factors promote and which ones retard learning? Are there significant features of the service-learning methodology that facilitate desired environmental behavior or practices?



Schedule

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2011
Thursday, June 9th
2:15 PM

Community based environmental health initiatives

Manorama DHANASEELI, Lady Doak College

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Environmental service learning : experience of a few Indian colleges

Nirmala JEYARAJ, Program for Environmental Action-India

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Learning of traditional architecture and local wisdom of toraja through service-learning

Parmonangan MANURUNG, Duta Wacana Christian University

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Local government-academe partnership : touching and inspiring students in environmental monitoring

Enrique G. ORACION, Silliman University, Philippines

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM