Dr. Yeh (5th from left) and Dr. Tandoc (6th from left) with the College
administrators and the panel of reactors
On the 19th of April, 2017, the University of Santo Tomas, College of Education held the 31st Fr. Antonio Gonzalez, O.P. Memorial Lecture at the Medicine Auditorium.
The event, which was one of the highlights of the College of Education’s 91st foundation anniversary celebrations aimed to spark a discussion about the roles of education and social media in spreading awareness about environmental issues which we are currently faced with.
The event was graced by the presence of pertinent figures in the areas of environmental education and technology. The first speaker who led the discussion was Prof. Shing-Cheng Yeh, Ph.D., Director of the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education of the National Taiwan University, one of the only graduate institutions in the world dedicated to environmental education. He shared how Taiwan puts a premium on education to foster environmental awareness and involvement. The second speaker was Asst. Prof. Edson C. Tandoc, Jr., Ph.D., who is a faculty member of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. His researches focus on the sociology of message construction and news dissemination through social media. Tandoc emphasized the power of social media to disseminate information and advance advocacies on environmental conservation and preservation.