The College of Development Education and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University held a lecture series on Animal Breeding and Classroom Practices in Science Education in the Philippine and Japanese context on March 7, 2023, that took place at the Speech Laboratory and Animal Science Lecture Hall respectively.
The lecture on Classroom Practices in Science Education in the Japanese and Philippine context featured two prominent speakers: Prof. Takuya Matsuura and Sir Kennedy Beltran. The speakers shared their experiences and insights on teaching science in both countries.
Prof. Matsuura, an associate professor at Hiroshima University, discussed the innovative and effective teaching methods used in Japanese classrooms. He emphasized the importance of inquiry-based learning to engage students and enhance their understanding of concepts.
Sir Kennedy Beltran, an assistant professor at CBSUA CDE, talked about the educational system in the Philippines. He also discussed the creative ways teachers have adapted to provide students with a meaningful and engaging science education.
In addition to the lecture on classroom practices, the event also included discussions on animal breeding in Japan and the Philippines. Prof. Nishibori Masahide, a professor at Hiroshima University, provided an overview of the latest advancements in animal breeding technology in Japan. Dr. Emma G. Jarcia, the Chairperson of the Bachelor in Science in Agriculture Program, discussed the current state of animal breeding in the country and the challenges faced by local farmers.
The lecture series was well-attended by students, faculty members, and experts in the field of science education and agriculture. The event provided a platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration among educators and experts from Japan and the Philippines.