“Inclusive Education Awareness” a Seminar Workshop
The BEED4 students from the Special Topics Class of Prof. Adelaida Villegas invited Ms. Rosario Maria Villasor, an expert in the field of Special Education and Ms. Joy Dioquino, a professor at Assumption College, to conduct a seminar – workshop on Inclusion Awareness last August 28, 2014 at the St. Scholastica’s College, Manila- Social Hall.
The first speaker, Ms. Villasor shared her knowledge and expertise on Special Education, mainly, the idea of inclusion. According to her, she is a strong advocate of inclusion because she believes that children with special needs have equal rights just like any other children. Their needs must be provided to help them be effective adults in the future and so they must be educated.
The second speaker, Ms. Dioquino facilitated the workshop. She shared her knowledge and expertise by providing useful activities through music and movements to practice inclusion in the classroom.
The importance of inclusion was given emphasis. Inclusion is the best way to make every child with disability feel belongingness. The effectiveness of inclusion is not affected by the challenges brought by how it will be implemented. “ As long as we do it right, we’ll make it right.” As future educator, it is a mere reminder of how noble our profession is. We are truly blessed that we are given the chance to be part of the seminar- workshop. The awareness about inclusion will truly help us in our future career.
It was indeed an afternoon of learning, laughter and enjoyment with the speakers.
Special Topics Professor, Ms. Adelaida Villegas, Project Manager, Fransiska Delgado and other group members including Angeline Joy Cataquiz, Sean Kirsten Damasco, Carla Cesaena Guanco and Monaliza Maglaque gave a token of appreciation and certificates to Ms. Rosario Maria Villasor and Ms. Jocelyn Gloria-Dioquino. Certificates of attendance were also distributed to the participants from the Education Department.
By: Carla Guanco & Monaliza Maglaque