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SPUD joins AUDRN Youth Meetup

by Carl Tilos

Posted on 2019-12-14 19:09:25

Four (4) Paulinians, composed of (2) teachers and (2) students, have participated this year^^s Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) Youth Meetup dubbed as "#eyeball 2019" held last November 13-16, 2019 at Visayas State University, Baybay Leyte, with the theme: “Igniting Creativity in Local Knowledge in the Context of the 4th Industrial  Revolution".

 The students, Carl Joel Tilos (BSED II) and Christian Duran (BSIT II) were being accompanied by Mr. Sami Gregg Managbanag ( SHS Faculty) and Ms. Maria Kathleen June Mariño (Manager, ICT) in the three-day conference of AUDRN  21-partner schools. SPUD is being joined with schools around the country: from Luzon( University of Batangas, University of St. Louis-Tuguegarao, Angeles University Foundation Inc., and Miriam College) Visayas ( Silliman University, Central Philippines University, University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, STI-West Negros University, University of San Carlos, and the host school Visayas State University) and from Mindanao ( Fr. Saturnino Urios University).

AUDRN being an international network of academic institutions, is now on its third youth camp this year, aims to gather students among AUDRN partner institutions to ignite their creativity and push for productivity as an advocate for local knowledge while having fun. The activities include: Plenary Talk: Revisiting Local Knowledge in this Changing World, Talk Show: Student’s Role in Preserving and Sharing Local Knowledge, Parallel Workshop: Digital Tools for LK Collection, Preservation, and Dissemination, and Parallel Workshop: LK in the Current Times. The millenial participants were also keen in playing local Filipino games like Shato, Bahog-Bahog and Buwan-Buwan, and outdoor activities like trekking in the vast campus of the host school.

SPUD participants have also successfully created their own, on-the-spot integration plan during the event, entitled: “Paglaraw: Digitized Mapping of Dumaguete City Local Knowledge Towards Awareness and Preservation”, which aims to successfully create a reliable, efficient and effective cultural map on local knowledge awareness and preservation for sustainable development. They were also tasked to identify a local problem and do Project Concept Generation, in which they were able to present "Humba: Preserving the Secrets" as a research-based intervention in sustaining the traditional humba in Dumaguete while keeping trade secrets (data privacy) in gathering information. The participants were all able to present and pitch their plans amongst the spectators of the said activity.

On the other hand, Prof. Maria Aurora Teresita W. Tabada, AUDRN 2019 chairperson, urged the students then, to continue to foster a more vibrant thrust towards integrating local knowledge in education that will impact their understanding and appreciation of learning. Prof. Tabada, together with AUDRN Executive Director, Dr. Dave E. Marcial, have spearheaded this year^^s preparations to really create a meaningful and productive meetup. They look forward to the continuous cooperation and collaboration of the AUDRN partner schools, especially that AUDRN Local Knowledge Convention and International Research Conference will transpire in Butuan, February 7-8, next year.

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