Have you ever wondered that the way we describe changes in the landscape of
education includes descriptions such as “rapidly changing,” “sea-change,”
“headwinds”? All these denote that the situation is upon us, encroaching on
us, suggesting speedy appropriate response, or else we will be gobbled up,
immobilized and we will face catastrophic consequences. They remind us that
something must be done.
I thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity to attend the 50 th year of SUMMC and to
meet all of you here today. Good morning, “Maayong Buntag sa tanan”!
Keynote message of Silliman University President Betty Cernol McCann, PhD during the EDUtech Philippines 2022 virtual education festival, February 17, 2022
… we could survive any hellish heaps of burning malice, nastiness, venom, cruelty, and viciousness because Christ – the God with us – would be with us in the blaze.
Existential therapy starts with the belief that although humans are essentially alone in the world, they long to be connected to others. People want to have meaning in one another’s lives, but ultimately they must come to realize that they cannot depend on others for validation, and with that realization they finally acknowledge and understand that they are fundamentally alone (Yalom, 1980)
Hong Kong is one Four Asian Tigers. Its economy is among the world’s strongest and its market, ranked the world’s freest. With no debt, its foreign reserves run around US$370 billion, making it undeniably one of the region’s most robust. But this rosy picture of economic growth…
Society, as we know it, today, is a complex web of values, and realities. The challenges before our children are most definitely not the same ones that we faced in our childhood. Before the Ipad, and the Internet, the world was much simpler. Before, when we were bored, all we had to do was go out and play with the kids outside. We did not mind the heat or the dust, we played. It was fun!