Central Luzon GDCE Batch 7 joins the first-ever celebration Philippine Creative Industries month

September 22, 2022

Malolos, Bulacan – The Batch 7 of the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Education (GDCE) from Central Luzon would be having their culminating activity by September 25, CulEd 204: Issues on Cultural Education Unconference with the theme “Cultural Education to Creative Industries and Indigenous Languages revitalization for the next normal.” The said unconference is hosted by the Barasoain Kalinangan Foundation Inc. in conduit with the La Consolacion University of the Philippines and Marinduque State College (MSC) by 9am to 12pm via zoom and livestreamed in facebook BKFI page.


Since the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act has lapsed into law last July 28 this year, this is the first time to celebrate September as the Creative Industries Month.  RA 11904 is an act providing for the development and promotion of the Philippine Creative Industries. “On our end as Cultural Education Scholars, arts managers and cultural administrators, we partake with the organization of Philippine Creative Industries Development Council,” Dr. Joseph Cristobal of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Philippine Cultural Education Program  emphasized.


Meanwhile, the theme of the 122nd anniversary of Philippine Civil Service Month is an overarching theme for the whole decade, “Transforming Public Services in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes. The MSC President Dr. Diosdado Zulueta underscored ”since we already have a Marinduque Futures Laboratory in our institution, we find the PCSM theme all the more meaningful and apt for the next 10 years. “In spite of living in a VUCA world: we are moving forward from Volatility to Vision, Uncertainty to Understanding, complexity to clarity and ambiguity to agility.”


The deliberated theme, topics and panelists are the results of the processes of agile framework and mindset, future and foresight studies with the modules for CulEd 204: Issues in Cultural Education. Indeed it is providential and apt to have it during the Philippine Civil Service Month, Creative Industries month and the Indigenous Languages Decade.


The CulEd 204 Module 1 and 2 is concerned with coming up with the annotated bibliography and problem, objective tree for the identification of issues and concerns in Cultural Literacy, Cultural Education and Culture-based Education along with the addition of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) based on NCCA PCEP new additional thrusts and priorities.


Moreover the CulEd 204: Module 3 and 4 is about the application of open space technology and appreciative inquiry to the identified Cultural Education issues and concerns.  There were also a number of consultation meetings to supplement the synchronous and asynchronous sessions between September 3 and 25.


In the end, CulEd 204: Module 5 deals with the Integration from inputs to impacts of Central Luzon Cultural Education issues and concerns.  “I laud the best efforts of the 31 teacher-scholars of Region 3 in coming up and putting the whole unconference together. I am looking forward to the proceedings of the said event,” the GDCE CulEd 204 faculty Dr. Randy Nobleza said.

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