Dr. Isagani Cruz poses for a photo with some UP Mindanao students who attended his lecture on "Teaching Creative Writing and Literature in the Light of K-12". Dr. Cruz focused on the literature and creative writing subjects from kindergarten to Grade 12, including the content, competencies, and suggested activities. Dean Stella Salazar of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences gave the Welcome Remarks, Assoc. Prof. Jhoanna Cruz-Daliling gave the Introduction of the Guest Speaker, and Asst. Prof. John Bengan of the Dept. of Humanities gave the Closing Remarks. Also present were Julienne Suganob, Jeffren Miguel, and Jocelin Diaz of the University of the Immaculate Conception, Ana and Dodie Gualberto of Apo Learning Village, and UP Mindanao's Antonino de Veyra, Lysette Sandoval, and Jomar Quintos of the Dept. of Humanities, Armando Salazar of the Dept. of Human Kinetics, and Antonio Moran of the Dept. of Social Sciences.
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The public is invited to a forum with Dr. Isagani Cruz, the President of The Manila Times College, who will be giving a talk titled, "Writing K-12, Or Not: Teaching Creative Writing and Literature in the Light of K-12" in UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The venue is the college of Humanities and Social Sciences Audio-visual Room, located at the Administration Building. The forum with Dr. Cruz is from 9:30-11:30am. This is an Academic Program Improvement project organized by the UP Mindanao Department of Humanities. Dr. Cruz is a former Philippine Undersecretary for Education and Governor of the National Book Development Board. He is a Professor Emeritus and a University Fellow of De La Salle University in Manila. He was the Curriculum Adviser of the Steering Committee on K to 12 of the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. He has been a professor, a visiting fellow, or a lecturer at various universities in the Philippines, the United States, Iran, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, including the University of Oxford. He has given lectures or read papers in Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. (sources: www.isaganicruz.com; Prof. JLB Cruz-Daliling)