SSC Education Week 2014
The Education Week 2014 was a three-day event in St. Scholastica’s College Manila held last January 22-24, 2014 that was organized by the Education Department professors and Education Society (EdSoc) members.
The celebration of Education Week aims to provide an opportunity to concretize the Education Department and Education Society’s advocacy for SPED and ECE, and to give an awareness on the latest trends and issues that concern the SPED and ECE. In the celebration of Education Week, the SSC education majors were provided with enjoyable and memorable learning experiences that would develop them holistically, and activities that would serve as an avenue for the students to share their God given talents.
The Education Photo Exhibit highlighted different photographs taken by SSC Education students in which the photographs focus on the teaching profession. The photo exhibit was entitled “The Teaching Profession: Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Transforming Lives.” Alongside the photo exhibit, concessionaires were invited.
Education Plenary Sessions (Day 2- January 23, 2014)
The Plenary Sessions was a whole day event in which various speakers shared their knowledge and experiences on Education. The participants for this event included students and professors from St. Scholastica’s College Manila and Miriam College.
The first speaker for the event was Prof. Josefa Carina Veluz-Clavio who is a professor from the University of the Philippines. Prof. Clavio’s discussion focused on the “Utilization of Toys in Developing Problem Solving Skills of Pre-School Children.” The second speaker for the event was Sec. Corazon “Dinky” Soliman who is currently the Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Sec. Dinky had a presentation on “Programs of DSWD for Children with Special Needs and Children in General.” The final speaker for the day’s event was Prof. Joselito Kayaban who is currently a professor in the SSC Fine Arts Department. Prof. Kayaban had a discussion on “Basic Photography using Photographs as Data Source towards Assessment of Learning.”
The plenary sessions provided an opportunity for the students and professors to learn, to reflect, and to engage themselves in an active discussion that concerns Education.
Special Olympics 2014 (Day 3- January 24, 2014)
For the last day of the Education Week, the Education Department and Education Society organized its 4th Special Olympics. Children and teachers from Philippine National School for the Blind, Makati SPED Center, St. Andrew’s School, and San Antonio Community Center were invited to take part in various games and activities.
The Special Olympics 2014 was a fun learning experience in which SSC education students were able to spend time with special kids during the activities. The special kids from the different schools were not only provided with enjoyable activities, but they were also provided with snacks and giveaways!
The Special Olympics proved that each child is special and unique in their own ways, which is why it was truly fulfilling to see that the children were all participating and having fun along with the SSC education students.