"MAGKANAWONG" - A mobile Theater Production performed by PETA-trained Children's Education and Welfare Program (CEWP) facilitators
The main purpose of REP is to integrate value-based teaching techniques in the formal curriculum and to embed deeper understanding about respect in all aspect of everyday living to cultivate helpful improvement into current generations’ values. In line with this, an idea came up to generate a short theatrical production summarizing the core message that this project aims to deliver – equality amidst culture, tribe, and religion diversity.
It’s a beautifully crafted 45 minute MTP co-produced with the expertise of Philippine Educational Theaters Association (PETA) and the CEWP Facilitators. This production showcases actual situations in Mindanao which has been greatly affected by history and has incurred divergence in cultural and tribal views and belief throughout the evolution of generations. Furthermore, these differences have caused detrimental effects specifically discrimination in employment and cross-religion marriages; even bullying in education, extra-curricular activities, and treatment in other forms. Eventually, a quoted line from one of the characters “dapat nating tulungan ang isa’t isa dahil nasa iisang bangka lang tayo (we should help each other because we are in the same boat…)” and “ang Mindanao ay para sa Mindanao (Mindanao is for Mindanao)” express oneness despite the differences and instead of wars to own Mindanao, settlers should unite and protect of their land to preserve a tranquil abode.
This year’s mode of implementation for Respect Education Project involves more on strengthening schools’ internal teaching ability and less on external facilitation. With this, series of trainings are prepared for recipient teachers and Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) College of Education students
It is one of the project’s aims to capacitate the teachers to handle a class incorporated with value-based teaching methodology and contributes to leading educational aims in K-12 and the 21st century skills.
Pasali's Children’s Education and Welfare Program Facilitators , in partnership with The Philippine Educational Theater Association-School of People’s Theater (PETA) represented by its School Program Director, Wilson Billones, and Facilitators Maria Rosario Bustamante and Raul Alfonso, successfully conducted the “Creativity in Education Training for K-12 Teachers” last September 2-4, 2016 at Palimbang Central School, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat. It was participated and completed by 16 elementary and integrated school teachers from 6 focused schools in Palimbang, and 26 SKSU BEED graduating students.
This three-day workshop focussed on the use of creative and culture-based teaching strategies in the classroom. At the end of this course, it aims for the participants to
1) identify context of the Philippine education, teachers and students vis-à-vis the existing education curriculum;
2) Realize the creative, experiential, integrative, participatory and dynamic approaches to the learning process and
3) Recognize the definition, handles, core principles, approaches and strategies of creative pedagogy and Respect Education.
Respect Education Program (REP)
Enhancing quality of teaching and promoting respect.
How it all started