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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(3): 225-230 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.3.952

Bridging Instruction, Research and Community Involvement — Health, Environment Awareness Lecture Caravan — San Beda College Manila, Philippines

Liwayway H. Acero

Abstract—The Health, Environment Awareness Lecture Caravan (HEALC) of the Department of Natural Sciences-San Beda College Manila, Philippines is under the College of Arts and Sciences of San Beda College. The HEALC team is composed of the professors in the Department, served as lecturers and experts both in instruction and research output dissemination on Health and Environment aspect; invited experts from Project- NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) and NDRRMC (Nationwide Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council) enhanced lectures on environmental issues; fourth year BS Human Biology students shared their theses results in the community, the executive board of Kapisanang Agham ng San Beda organized and facilitate the conduct of the lecture/seminar and the Institutional Community Involvement Center (ICIC) of San Beda College. This study categorized the activities done by HEALC team based on trilogy function of the College. It analyzed participants’ answers on the helpfulness of the lectures and identified possible community-based researches in partner communities of ICIC. A structured questionnaire was used to gather the perception of the participants on the helpfulness of the lectures done. It was analyzed using frequency and percentages. The HEALC proved to bridge the trilogy function of the college mandated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The expertise of professors, students in the Department, increased the awareness and help people in the partner communities in Health and environment aspect as attested by their responses. Flyers in local dialect (Tagalog version) help people to fully understand the lectures. The HEALC team was able to identify and generate possible community-based researches as suggested by the participants.

Index Terms—Health, environment, research, community involvement.

Liwayway H. Acero is with the Department of Natural Sciences, San Beda College, Manila, Philippines (e-mail: lilyacero1@yahoo.com).


Cite: Liwayway H. Acero, "Bridging Instruction, Research and Community Involvement — Health, Environment Awareness Lecture Caravan — San Beda College Manila, Philippines," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 225-230, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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