- Speakers: Maria Victoria and Christopher Bernido (2010 Ramon Magsaysay awardees, Philippines)
- Moderator: Cheche Lazaro
- Language: English with Japanese subtitles
- Release Date: February 10, 6-7 pm Japan Time, 2022
- Co-organizer/Program Partner: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
- Co-organizer: Shahani Associates
- Sponsors: Japan Foundation Asia Center Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
In this session, two awardees will discuss how school-aged children in the Philippines are learning, not only core subjects but also the values of independent learning, social responsibility, and inclusivity for a more harmonious world. Physicist-educators Maria Victoria and Christopher Bernido from the Philippines developed the Dynamic Learning Program for teaching the sciences and other basic subjects in impoverished areas. As COVID-19 caused country-wide lockdowns, most schools abruptly shifted to online learning. The Bernidos will discuss how young people can continue learning during lockdowns through the Dynamic Learning Program approach, using well-designed learning worksheets.
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Maria Victoria and Christopher Bernido (2016) left the headship of the UP Diliman’s National Institute of Physics in the 1990’s to start the Research Center for Theoretical Physics in Jagna in the Visayan province. In a rural community setting, they developed a revolutionary way of teaching physics, mathematics and other subjects called the Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), a system of teaching that focuses on student activity rather than on traditional classroom lectures. More about the Bernidos is here, https://rmaward.asia/awardee/bernido-ma-victoria-carpio https://rmaward.asia/awardee/bernido-christopher
Cheche Lazaro (Cecilia Aldaba Lim-Lazaro) is an acclaimed Filipino broadcast journalist and the founding president of Probe Productions Inc. Lazaro began her career as a reporter for ABS-CBN until 1988 when she left to create her own production company with the help of fellow journalists Luchi Cruz-Valdez and, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Maria Ressa. At Probe Productions, Lazaro has produced multiple documentaries such as 5 and Up for ABC, The Probe Team, I-Witness, and Cheche Lazaro Presents for GMA Network. She has been a trustee of RMAF since 2020.