Monday, November 28, 2011

Asia-Pacific Lasallians Educators' Congress (APLEC8) in Manila

APLEC 8 will be held in Manila, the Philippines on December 4 to 9, 2011. I will be attending the congress, together with 18 other delegates from Malaysia, who include Brother Ambrose Loke, Brother Andrew Loke, Brother Michael Kum and Brother Anthony Rogers. The Congress, which will be held in Microtel Mall of Asia in Manila, is themed "Living the Lasallian Values in the Asia-Pacific Region".
It builds on the experience in the last APLEC 2008 in Hong Kong and aims to emphasize on actual methodologies in promoting and integrating the Lasallian values in the educational process, even in the context of non-formal/non-school-based apostolates.
Among the areas of discussion are:
a. To have a working knowledge of the life and values of St. John Baptist De La Salle
as a person of faith, zeal and communion;
b.To understand the various modes of values promotion/integration for the students, faculty, alumni and staff present in the Asia-Pacific Region via different sessions;
c.To have an experience of planning and preparation of values integration/promotion   activities or material in the participants’ ministerial areas of responsibility across various sectors (students, alumni, faculty and staff);
d. To create opportunities for collaboration and sharing among Asia-Pacific Lasallian educators in the area of promoting Lasallian values; and
e. To continue and sustain what was shared in the last APLEC 2008 in Hong Kong.

Note: I acknowledge the support and generosity of the Board of Governors and the Brothers for making this trip possible. There will be delegates from countries within the Asia Pacific region. Among the items making representation at the venue will be our school magazines, "The Michaelian", our little handbook, "The Michaelian Spirit", our iron-on school badges, neckties and souvenirs. Display counters are normally set-up at the hall, showcasing memorabilia of respective schools and colleges. Be keeping all of you updated.

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