Digital Literacy, Critical Literacy and Production Vlogs

The College of Mass Communication teams up with TVUP and the UPOU for a webinar on Digital Literacy and Critical Digital Literacy in the morning and for a workshop on producing a Vlog.

The Webinar aims to enhance the participants’ skills needed to live, learn, and work in a society where communication and access to information is
increasingly through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, and mobile devices (Digital Literacy). Moreover, in the context of Critical Digital Literacy, the webinar will hopefully make active and engaged thinkers and creators in digital environments among the participants. It will also develop and enhance the participants’ skills, competencies, and analytical viewpoints that allows a person to use, understand, and create digital media and tools.

For the workshop of producing a Vlog, it aims to introduce the participants to the various techniques of producing a vlog and for them to be able to create a link connecting their vlogs to the APRU Website. Participants will also learn how to create visual narratives of their experiences with APRU and of their advocacies. Essentially, Vlog posts consist of creating a video of oneself where the vlog creator can talk on a particular subject such as reporting or reviewing a product or an event or sharing their advocacies. A vlog can also serve as a way to share one’s artistic process or provide a tutorial guide on a creative practice or topic.

Zoom Meeting ID:821 3744 9862
Passcode: 09127110

Breakout Rooms

Room 1


Room 2

Zoom Meeting ID: 890 1349 9788
Passcode: 22272154
Holistic Habitation

Various approaches have been proposed to address the issue of housing and healthy communities in the Philippines. Filipinos have often expressed their dream of owning a house in a safe and healthy community. However, other issues such as poverty and disaster often affects this aspiration. The Designed and Built Environment discipline has been attempting to develop a framework for habitation that integrates equitability, empowered community, and sustainable technology and practices.

The course aims to give an insight on the current status of housing and communities in the Philippines, particularly those in the more vulnerable situations. Confronted by issues of poverty and constant threats of flooding, typhoon, and fire, many of these residents are struggling to provide a good quality of life for their family. Students are invited to participate in a conversation on how this issue can be re-examined in a fresh perspective, taking off from their own experiences and insight. At the end of the course, interdisciplinary approaches may be proposed that is reflective of the community’s dream, humane in perspective, and future-proofed.

Flourishing Life Through Creativity and the Arts

As of 2019, there are an estimated 2.2 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), 56% of whom are women. Filipinos choose to work overseas due to the high unemployment in the country, higher salary and income, pressure of familial responsibilities, among other reasons.

The session will give an overview on the structural basis of poverty in the Philippines and its socio-economic consequences and how women migrant workers continue to fight for their rights and entitlements.

The session will also feature narratives of the youth and how they pursue their dreams with dignity and confidence. Through creativity and the arts, the life of the youth flourishes as they persevere to reach their full potential.

Participants will engage in an interactive discussion with the speakers and will also have the opportunity to interact with fellow participants and reflect on the issues discussed through movement exploration.

Zoom Meeting ID: 890 1349 9788
Passcode: 22272154
Zoom Meeting ID: 890 1349 9788
Passcode: 22272154
Resilience - Survive & Thrive: Role of Biodiversity in Resilient Development

Two workshops will be led by cluster 3. The first one is an on-line table top game that demonstrates the consequence of different development scenarios to the resilience of a coastal community. The second is an exercise on annotating in their native tongue existing animations depicting possible consequences to development or management decisions.

The overall objectives is to make the participants realize that human actions affect biodiversity and consequently our capacity to be resilient to climate change.

YOLO: Youth Opportunities To Lead and Overcome

This will lead a one-day program of activities for the APRU-ULP participants focusing on the theme of “Youth Leadership, Policy and Governance” amidst emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific. The program includes an icebreaker game, “pieces of a puzzle”, a short lecture on leadership, policy, and governance, a “Photo Fast Talk” creative panel discussion with multidisciplinary experts, and “Gaming the Future”, an interactive futures workshop. The program ends with a TEDxTalk by a youth leader representative.

The overall objective of the one-day virtual program is to provide participants basic knowledge and appreciation of leadership, policy and governance, through interdisciplinary, people-centered, and environmentally sustainable approaches in the context of emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific in an increasingly globalized world.

At the end of the one-day program, the participants should be able to:

1. Explain key principles and frameworks on leadership, and policy and governance;
2. Describe emerging challenges in the Philippines and the pacific-rim region and the importance of interdisciplinary, people-centered, and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions;
3. Discuss their role and capacity as leaders who can contribute to policy and governance in their home countries; and
4. Apply practical lessons on leadership, decision-making, coordination, and collaboration through the interactive workshop session.

Zoom Meeting ID: 890 1349 9788
Passcode: 22272154
Zoom Meeting ID: 890 1349 9788
Passcode: 22272154
Ensuring Food Security through Sustainable Production and Good Nutrition

Towards addressing food security concerns, a deeper appreciation of the importance of conserving indigenous vegetables and adopting edible landscaping goes a long way toward sustaining local food production. Through the day, the value of food safety practices from farm-to-fork as well as the sustainable preparation and consumption that leads to better nutrition should also become apparent.

The objective of the workshop is to provide the participating young leaders an appreciation of farm-to-table activities and their role in responding to the SDG on ensuring food and nutrition security.

Specifically, this objective will be achieved through presentations on:
1. conservation strategies and importance of indigenous vegetables;
2. edible landscaping;
3. food safety practices and responsible consumption; and
4. principles of healthy eating.

For the main output, the students will have to prepare Infographics that will incorporate sustainable food production in ensuring a healthier diet.