Name of Project: Seminar-Workshop on the Teaching of the Rizal Course in College Date and Venue: December 27-29, 2013 at the Bulwagang Rizal, UP-Diliman Campus, Quezon City Organizers: Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines Diliman, the Social Sciences Department, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Cavite and KAGURI (Kapisanan ng mga Gurong Rizalista, Inc.) Cooperating Agencies: Convenor: National Historical Commission of the Philippines Knights of Rizal Angeles University Foundation New Era University Miriam College Prof. Albina Peczon Fernandez, Ph.D. Chair of KAGURI Board of Trustees and Professorial Lecturer of the Rizal Course at the Depto. ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, CAL, UPDiliman Tel. 924-4899 (UP), Mobile No. 09278319379 Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Target Participants: College and university faculty members presently teaching the Rizal course and those who are planning to teach it. General Objective: To professionalize the teaching of the Rizal subject in college as mandated by Republic Act No. 1425 (The Rizal Law). Specific Objectives: The Seminar -Workshop aims to impart to the participants the following: 1. An appreciation of Republic Act No. 1425 as the guidepost of the course content; 2. An understanding of the text/context/intertext principle in the pursuit of historicity; 3. The ability to produce a scholarly syllabus that focuses on Rizal's role in history as an intellectual and a patriot; 4. The capacity to conduct a class in keeping with sound pedagogical methods. Rationale Senators Claro M. Recto and Jose P. Laurel, who fathered Republic Act 1425, envisioned Rizal as the guiding light for the youth so that they can contribute meaningfully in the building and strengthening of the Philippine nation-state. This is a tall order for any teacher. Firstly, because Rizal was a complex persona and his social and political ideas inscribed in his voluminous writings require knowledge in many areas of study such as philosophy, historiography, sociology, politics and literature and the arts, to name but a few; and, secondly, because the concept of nation-state building also requires adequate knowledge about the civil society and governance. It is no secret that qualified teachers to teach the Rizal course are hard to come by. But since the course is mandated by law as a required subject for graduation, the demand outstrips the supply. Consequently, the subject is handled by teachers, who more likely than not, manhandle Rizal, so to speak, by falsifying and distorting him and his writings. These include among them the following: 1. Those whose academic training do not prepare them adequately for the job such as holders of degrees in nursing, criminology, physical education, hotel management, and the like; 2. Those assigned the job based not on academic credentials but economic reasons: on the school management side, to save money by not having to hire a qualified Rizal teacher and assigns the subject to a faculty member in need of a full load; on the faculty member side, to teach the course for extra units for additional pay. 3. Those, whose adherence to dogmas and beliefs imposed by organized religion, will not discuss in class the writings of Rizal that they consider heretical and injurious to their religion; 4. Those, who, to cover up their lack of understanding or misunderstanding regarding the essential Rizal (the social commentator par excellence of a colonial and feudal society) focus more on trivia such as Rizal's love life, rather than the national hero's ideas on the national community, freedom, and governance. 5. Those, who, instead of reading Rizal's writings for themselves rely on the readings of others, notably Renato Constantino and Ambeth Ocampo, and pass this on to their students. 6. Those who, for ideological reasons, dismiss Rizal as unfit to be considered as the national hero for the status properly belongs to Andres Bonifacio, and to buttress their claim, Rizal is made out to be a mere decrepit liberal, a reactionary due to his class origin, a traitor to the Revolution of 1896, a proponent of assimilation with, instead of independence from Spain, etc. without the benefit of reading Rizal's text in context and intertexting it with other texts as scholarship demands. Mechanics To meet the objectives of the seminar-workshop the following will be done: 1. A resource person presents a one-hour presentation. 2. This will be followed by a 30-minute open forum. 3. Participants are formed into Focus Group Discussion (FGD) units tasked with the production of a teaching module based on a particular topic. 4. FGD outputs are presented in plenum and critiqued by a panel. Tentative Program Day 1: Dcember 27 Morning 7:00-8:00 8:00-9:00 9:00-9:30 FGDs 9:30-10:00 Registration of participants Opening Ceremonies Briefings on KAGURI, the seminar workshop and formation of Kumustahan and snacks 10:00-11:00 Lecture 1: Republic Act 1425 Professor Melecio C. Fabros III, Depto. ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura (KAL), UP-Diliman Open Forum FGDs Lunch 11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-1:00 Afternoon 1:00-2:00 2:00-2:30 2:30-3:00 3:00-4:00 4:00-5:00 5:00-5:30 5:30-6:00 Day 2: December 28 Morning 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:30 of the 9:30-10:00 10:30-11:00 11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-1:00 Afternoon 1:00-2:00 Rizal's 2:00-2:30 2:30-3:00 ` Lecture 2: The Text, Context, Intertext Principle Professor Ma. Crisanta Nelmida-Flores, Ph.D., UPD Depto. ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas,Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura Open Forum FGDs Presentation of FGD outputs in plenum (as snacks are distributed) Lecture 3: A situationer on the theory and practice of Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century Philippines Professor Gil Gotiangco Depto. ng Kasaysayan, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP-Diliman Open Forum FGDs Presentation of FGD outputs in plenum Lecture 4: A Situationer on the social and economic conditions Philippines in the 19th Century Professor Digna B. Apilado Depto. ng Kasaysayan, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP-Diliman Open Forum FGDs Presentation of FGD outputs in plenum (snacks are served) Komustahan and Entertainment Lunch Lecture 5: The Ideological Spectrum in the 19th century and chosen position in it Professor Albina Peczon Fernandez, Ph.D. Professorial Lecturer, Depto. ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, KAL, UP-Diliman and KAGURI Chair of Board of Trustees Open Forum FGDs (snacks are served) 3:00-3:30 3:30-4:30 4:30-5:00 5:00-5:30 Day 3: December 29 Morning 8:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00 11:30-12:30 12:30-1:30 1:30-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-5:00 Day 4: December 30 Morning 6:00 Presentation of FGD outputs in plenum Lecture 6: Rizal and nationalism Professor Albina Peczon Fernandez, Ph.D. Depto. ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas,KAL-UP-Diliman FGDs Presentation of FGD outputs Panel Discussion: Rizal’s cogency for our time as a human being, scholar, activist, women’s rights advocate, and advocate of press freedom Panelists: Professor Segismundo Anoñuevo of De la Salle University-Dasmarinas, Professor Aurora R. Lim, Ph.D. of the Ateneo de Manila University, Professor Ramon Guillermo, Ph.D. of UP-Diliman, and Professor Victoria N. Apuan, Ph.D. of Miriam College. Open Forum FGDs Presentation of FGD outputs in plenum (snacks are served) Presentation in plenum of selected syllabi from participants submitted for critiquing before a panel Lunch Presentation in plenum of selected teaching methodologies from participants submitted for critiquing by a panel Orientation on KAGURI Closing Ceremonies Assembly at the Luneta Park near the Rizal monument Dress code: Black skirt and white blouse for women and black pants and white polo shirts for males Registration Fees Registration fee per participant is four thousand pesos (P4,000.00), inclusive of a seminarworkshop kit, lunch and two snacks per day, certificate of attendance, membership to KAGURI, and participation in the KAGURI-sponsored activity at the Rizal Day Celebration on December 30, 2013 at the Luneta Park. A discount of one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) will be given to those who pay on or before before December 10, 2013.