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OLFU Professors get primer on Student Empathy
OLFU Professors get primer on Student Empathy

By: Vicente Santos

04/11/2019

By: Vicente Santos

04/11/2019

Contributed by Darenn G. Rodriguez

From April 3 to 4, 2019, Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) professors underwent a two-day workshop seminar on understanding the modern Fatimanian pupil.

Conducted by the University Faculty Development Committee (UFDC) and held at the San Lorenzo Hall, Valenzuela Campus, the event was attended by 310 professors from OLFU’s five campuses; this time, not as teachers, but as students wanting to understand the workings of a post-millennial learner in this day and age.

“Teachers are no longer the main source of knowledge in the classroom nowadays as students can easily look it up on Google. That’s why we have to adapt to the changing times,” said Valenzuela CampusCollege of Arts and Sciences Dean, Ernesto Leuterio Jr., one of the resource speakers.

Based on the UNESCO Pillars of Education, the workshop-seminar themed “Shaping the Learner in Higher Education: Learning to Know, To Do, To Be, and to Live Together” featured topics such as Teaching with Different Learning Styles, Strategies and Methods in College Teaching, Building Emotional Connections with Students, and Developing Critical Thinking in Students.

The UFDC is composed of various academic heads from all five campuses. It is chaired by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Heracleo Lagrada, and vice-chaired by the Manager of the Center for Professional Development and Academic Partnership, Dr. Rodehlia Macaspac.