COEd, WDS celebrate ‘Critical Thinking Day’

October 5, 2017

Some 200 students of the College of Education and Wesley Divinity School converged at the University Chapel to celebrate Critical Thinking Day coinciding with International Teachers’ Day last October 5.

Dubbed as “Our Hands Together for Critical Thinking Movement”, the activity was led by the Scientific Reasoning and Critical Thinking classes and Teaching professional class of Prof. Gladys P. Mangiduyos.

The occasion was highlighted by the singing of songs of peace and justice, reading of originally crafted philosophies of Education and the United Methdist Church and Society statement decrying killings, and a parade of more than 100 education students and seminarians.

The marchers, led by Konseho Kritiko, held a symbolic cloth with handprints symbolizing “Our Hands Together for Critical Thinking Movement”.

In a statement, a call was made for churches and institutions to respond by opening churches, institutions and facilities as sanctuaries for people who are victims of illegal drugs, letting pastors and lay people engage in extending ministry to victims, speaking prophetically in these trying times, expressing the belief that life is sacred and should be respected and protected and calling on the government to address the roots of the problem of illegal drug abuse.

Attending the event were the deans of the College of Education and School of Theology, Dr. Clarafe A, Gonzales and Dr. Homer Wesley O. Refuerzo, respectively.

Critical  Thinking in the University started in 2012 with selected members from various colleges going through Critical Thinking 101.

Student teachers from other teacher education institutions in Nueva Ecija have also been given lectures on Critical Thinking. ###