HS Peace Coordinator leads faculty contingent in Peace Ed seminar
by Espie Atilano
After the initial workshop on Peace Education conducted by the Ateneo Peace and Culture Institute (APCI) on May 12-14, faculty members Espiridion D. Atilano Jr., Jerwyn C. Tabotabo, Russel Estilliote, Pamela A. Carmelotes, Abigail M. Medina, Janice F. Jalon, and Vicente S. Luzon led by Ateneo High School Peace coordinator Rene S. Tiblani attended the Seminar-Workshop on Integrating Peace in the Curriculum with the theme: “Revisiting our Peace Education Curriculum: Future Prospects.” This was held on the 23-25 of the same month at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall, Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
With the objectives to review past initiatives on peace education as well as to determine key content areas, values and skills that should be integrated in the curriculum, the resource speaker Dr. Jasmin Nario-Galace urged the participants to actively engage in the re-crafting of the schema of the region on peace education by making sample lesson plans and creating a catalogue of approaches in infusing peace in the teaching-learning process.This was further complemented by discussions on the four major peace issues namely; Prejudice and Discrimination, War System, Poverty, and Sexism and Violence against Women (VAW). Dr. Galace is the Associate Director of the Center for Peace Education in Miriam College. She finished her graduate studies in peace abroad and has played an active role in the peace initiatives in the country.
The seminar was also participated by both administrators and teachers from different private schools in the region. Cecile Simbajon of the APCI and Anamae Tanguilig of the School of Education served as facilitators of the activity. The event was made possible through the collaboration of the Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi Association of Private Schools (ZAMBASULTAPS), the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)-Region IX and Ateneo de Zamboanga University.