Weaving Dreams as Filipino Educational Praxis
A public talk by members of the Tinalak Filipino Education Advisory Council at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education.
April 12, 2016
12:00 – 1:30pm
Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319
Members of the Tinalak Filipino Education Advisory Council at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education will share their scholarship recently published in the nation’s first themed-issue of Filipino education in “Educational Perspectives”, an interdisciplinary research journal focused on education in Hawaiʻi. The journal, entitled “Woven Dreams: Threading Filipino Educational Praxis” weaves together educational theories and practices to connect and understand the multilayered educational experiences of Filipinos in Hawaiʻi and beyond. The presentation will provide participants with a foundation to critically understand K-20 Filipino student achievement patterns and experiences, an expanded notion of Filipino identities through storytelling, and new forms of culturally and linguistic pedagogies that will ultimately serve the fabric of the Filipino community. Through the process of threading and weaving the stories, the speakers hope to invite participants in a dialogue that revalues the wealth and wisdom that Filipinos bring to K-12 and higher education.
Named after the hand-woven natural cloth designed from the dreams of the indigenous T´boli people of the Philippines, the charge of the Tinalak Council is to envision, inspire and weave together a new generation of educators. Tinalak scholars are leaders in their respective fields of curriculum studies, educational foundations, and administration and who have collectively contributed to a Filipino-themed education journal that aims to bring to the forefront an important dialogue among students, faculty/staff, and community on Filipinos and education.
This talk is hosted by CSEAS and co-sponsored by Center for Philippine Studies