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10TH LECTURE SERIES ON TRENDS IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

This course will provide an overview of trends in Catholic religious education. It will introduce students to sources of Catholic teachings on education with highlights on its philosophy, pedagogy, approaches, and developments. Taking into account the contemporary situation of Catholic education in the Philippines, it will discuss how Catholic schools respond to the educational challenges of the time. Likewise, how the young people today view and practice their being Catholics in the Philippines will also be examined.

The topics of the lecture include:

September 16, 2017 – An Overview of Catholic Education. Speaker: Ronnie Galzote, PhD

September  23, 2017 – Paradigms of Religious Education. Speaker: Ronnie Galzote, PhD

September 30, 2017 – Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines

Speaker: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio. He is the director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and treasurer of the Philippine Sociological Society. Dr. Cornelio has held visiting posts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lancaster University, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania). He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Dr. Cornelio is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion (Routledge 2016). The National Academy of Science and Technology has named him the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist in the field of sociology.

October 7,  2017 – Cultural Methodology in Religious Studies.  Speaker: Rev. Fr. Deogracias V. Camon, PhD

October 14, 2017 – Catholic Education in the Philippines.peaker: Sr. Lumen Gudes, BVMC

October 21, 2017 –Culminating and Workshop Activity

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Dr. Jayeel Cornelio talks about “Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines”

DR. JAYEEL S. CORNELIO will be the invited speaker at PACRE’s Midyear Conference on September 30, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the President’s Hall of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.

He will talk about the theme of the conference: “Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines: Perspectives on Current Trends in Religious Education.”  The conference aims to enrich the content and pedagogy of religion/values education teachers and strengthen their fellowship.

The speaker is Associate Professor and the Director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University.  He is one of the editors of the journal Social Sciences and Missions (Brill) and treasurer of the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS).

He has held visiting posts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lancaster University, and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.  In 2017 he was at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania on an Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility grant.  He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany from 2012-2014.

The broad theme of his work is religion and social change.  He is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion, published by Routledge in 2016.  He also served as guest editor of the special issue of Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints on Filipino Catholicism and of the Asian Journal of Social Science on Religious Philanthropy in Asia.  His scholarly writings have appeared in various leading journals such as Religion, State and Society, the Review of Faith and International Affairs, the European Journal of East Asian Studies, and Journal of Communication.

For his work on popular religion, he received the Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award from the Philippine Social Science Council in 2015.  In 2017 the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST, PHL) has named him one of the eight Outstanding Young Scientists of the country.

He is a regular contributor to Rappler, obtained the MSocSci in Applied Sociology and the PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore as a recipient of the Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals and a competitive doctoral grant from the Asia Research Institute. He also received the Lee Foundation Prize for graduating top of his class.

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2017 Midyear Conference

The Philippine Association of Catholic Religious Educators, Inc. (PACRE) is celebrating this year its 2nd Founding Anniversary (2015-2017). To fittingly celebrate this milestone, the Association will hold a Midyear Conference on September 30, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the President’s Hall of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos. The theme of the conference is “Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines: Perspectives on Current Trends in Religious Education.”  As integral part of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program of the Association, the conference aims to enrich the content and pedagogy of religion/values education teachers and strengthen their fellowship.

We have invited DR. JAYEEL S. CORNELIO as our resource speaker of the conference. He is the director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and treasurer of the Philippine Sociological Society. Dr. Cornelio has held visiting posts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lancaster University, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania). He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Dr. Cornelio is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion (Routledge 2016). Recently, the National Academy of Science and Technology has named him the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist in the field of Sociology.

In this regard, I am inviting all religion teachers to take part in this conference for professional enrichment and fellowship. As educators of Catholic schools, we need to permeate the Catholic faith in our educational goals and activities. Accordingly, we need to understand how our students view and practice their being Filipino Catholics so that we can effectively evangelize and transform them as agents of social transformation.

The registration fee per participant is Php500.00 (PACRE Member) and Php700.00 (Non-Member) inclusive of lunch, 2 snacks, and a certificate. The registration fee will be paid in the venue.

Since we can only accommodate a limited number of participants, please secure a seat/s in the conference by accomplishing the Pre-Registration Form (see attached page) on or before September 23, 2017. Submit the form to Dr. Madrigal at UNO-R Religious Education Department or email it to dennis_madrigal@yahoo.com. For further inquiries, you may call or text at this number: 09399665534.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you and your teachers at the conference.

 

21 December 2016 – The Philippine Association of Catholic Religious Educators (PACRE), Inc.

held its 1ST RESEARCH CONFERENCE on this day at Ricardo1-3 of L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City. For this year, the theme of the conference will focus on

“Communion and Mission.”

This activity hopes to build and strengthen the research competence of religion teachers as they engage in the teaching ministry. To help us accomplish our objective, the Association invited Dr. Enrique Oracion, Dean of the Graduate School of Silliman University as resource speaker who discussed perspectives in Qualitative Research and Writing a Publishable Paper. The research presentation in the afternoon capped the whole day activity which was attended by more than 60 participants coming from different Catholic schools in Negros Island Region.

13 May 2016 – The 1st PACRE Annual Conference

was held at Saint John Mary Vianney Hall of the San Sebastian Cathedral Rectory. Rev. Fr. Thadeu Enrique Balongag discussed the theme,

“The Role of Catholic Education in the New Evangelization.”

More than sixty (60) participants coming from private and parochial Catholic schools attended the conference.