Critical Thinking movement launched, integrated in 5-year strat plan

September 17, 2019

Members of the Board of Trustees joined the Kick-off celebration of Critical Thinking Movement 8th anniversary on September 17, 2019.  It was the first time for the movement to involve the members of the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University-Philippines. The celebration was conducted through a conversation held together with the Konseho Critiko adviser Gladys P. Mangiduyos, in the presence of the dean of the college, Dr. Ruth C. Alfonso.

A hundred students and faculty from the College of Education (CED), College of Engineering and Wesley Divinity School converged at the bust of Dr. Gloria D. Lacson at the administration building.

Dubbed as “Our Hands Together for Critical Thinking Movement”, the event was led by the Konseho Critiko of the College of Education.

The occasion was highlighted by a ceremonial hand printing led by the university President Benjamin D. Turgano, President of the College of Bishops, Dr. Rodolfo A. Juan, and BOT Chair, Ephraim Cortez, followed by the members of the BOT and the academic officials.  

The kick-off started with a march around the university. Marchers held a symbolic cloth with handprints symbolizing “Our Hands Together for Critical Thinking Movement”.

Among the next activities of the Konseho are climate strike, critical thinking forum, regular reasoning together and International Teachers’ Day celebration on October 5.

The organization is grateful to the University President Judge Benjamin D. Turgano, for supporting the movement. Learning resources from the Foundation of Critical Thinking were presented officially to the President and other university officials.

"I am deeply honored and grateful to have this humble celebration a very momentous one because we had the President leading the Board of Trustees to officially recognize its humble contribution to learning," said Mangiduyos. The organization’s adviser also said that critical thinking will be included in the 5-year strategic plan of WU-P under goal #1 which is transformative education.

"We are indeed grateful because during the strategic planning session, the President has announced that critical thinking cultivation program will be part of the 5-year start plan and will be given a space for its resources and sessions," Mangiduyos added.

By: Dr. Gladys Mangiduyos

Adviser: Konseho Critiko