Five distinguished lecturers from Bali, Indonesia’s Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (UNDIKSHA) recently delivered meaningful discussions on education dubbed ‘International Lectures on Education’ as part of the international lecture series of the Holy Cross of Davao College on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the 7F Cross Theatre.

Providing a platform for UNDIKSHA’s academics to share their expertise and experience in the field of education, HCDC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Teresa P. Fabiania, emphasized that the lecture series is a “testament to our commitment to fostering a culture of learning and curiosity.”

“In bringing together experts and scholars from UNDIKSHA, we aim to create a platform where ideas can flourish and contribute to the intellectual enrichment of our academic commitment,” Dr. Fabiania said while formally opening the event.

The lectures, which underscored the various researches, learning and academic practices and experiences of UNDIKSHA faculty provided the Holy Crossians and the invited faculty the opportunity to learn more about international education.

During the morning session, Dr. Putu Nanci Riastini, S.Pd., M.Pd shared his topic titled Environmental Awareness & Insight: Learning Science by solving local culture real problems, followed by Dr. Gede Wira Bayu, S.Pd., M.Pd, in which she discussed ‘Enjoyable Learning English for Young Learners,’ then Grit and Resilience: Cultivating perseverance in early childhood in which Dewa Gede Firstia Wirabrata, M.Psi., Psikolog. Ketut Herya Darma Utami, S.Pd., M.Pd talked about Enhancing Students’ English Literacy and Characters Through Balinese Local Wisdom, Tri Hita Karana during the afternoon part of the event, followed by Putu Rahayu Ujianti, S.Psi., M.Psi., Psikolog, with the topic School Readiness in Indonesia: Important Factors and Teachers’ Perception.

In an interview, Wirabrata pointed out the importance of sharing their knowledge through the lecture series.

“We are part of the global citizens, so it means that we have to share everything or every insight that we have, every knowledge, because knowledge is also a power,” he mentioned.

Wirabrata added that the initiative hihglight’s HCDC and UNDIKSHA’s collaboration, saying that two tertiary institutions will become “better than ever.”

“Indonesia and Philippines have so much in common, we look alike, similar cultures and traditions. Because of these similarities, it means that we have to collaborate more than ever, and make better education for everyone,” he added.

HCDC will continue to bolster its internationalization efforts to intensify the institution’s commitment to advancing education and promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing, highlighting the pivotal role of education in our rapidly advancing world.