LPU-Laguna delegates with Associate Professor Dr. Tang Siew Fun and Associate Professor, Dr. Richard Buckland
by: Danica Villasanta
Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) co-organized the 9th Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference (TTLC) at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Selangor, Malaysia last November 12-13, 2016.
TTLC 2016 Chairperson, Associate Professor Dr. Tang Siew Fun, welcomed the participants and thanked the organizers and partners of the conference, while Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Pradeep Nair of Taylor’s University gave an opening address. Deputy Director General YBhg. Datuk Professor Dr. Roziah Omar of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education in Malysia delivered the opening speech and graced the opening ceremony.
More than 200 participants from different universities in 12 countries attended the event. LPU, being one of the partners in the conference, sent five delegates from Laguna campus namely, Engr. Ricky Bustamante, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Studies, Prof. Celia Tibayan, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Prof. Gerby Muya, Research Director, Prof. Dolores Pambid, Program Chair of Radiologic Technology, Dr. Nelson Tenorio, General Education Chair and three from Batangas campus namely, Prof. Janice Velasquez, Computer Science faculty, Dr. Norma Meñez, Research Director and Prof. Patrick Tadiosa, Medical Technology faculty. Aside from being committee members, the delegates also presented their papers and chaired some parallel sessions.
Keynote speakers from different renowned universities were invited to deliver their keynote speech. Prof. Dr. M. James C Crabbe from Oxford University United Kingdom talked about “Changing Cultures in Education: Leadership and Trust.” He gave inspirational insights on the value of leadership, trust and culture in education. He emphasized that governance is vital in leading an institution. According to him, governance is concerned with the strategic accountability and responsibilities and it describes how the organization is directed and controlled.
The second keynote speech was from the Associate Professor, Dr. Richard Buckland of University of South Wales, Australia. He talked about “Turning Mirrors into Windows-Educational Design for Social Impact.” Dr. Buckland discussed the significance of believing in the potential of students. He reiterated that the teacher has a great role in the improvement of a student by acknowledging his/her students’ potentials and by being concerned with the students’ welfare.
Prof. Dr. Jack Miller from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, Canada delivered his speech on the second day of the conference. Dr. Miller talked about “Educating for Well-Being.” His talk focuses on the value of students’ and teachers’ well-being for learning.
Associate Professor Dr. Tang Siew Fun, TTLC 2016 chairperson, did the closing ceremony wherein commendable paper, best paper and best poster were awarded. LPU was also given an award of recognition for being one of the partners.