30 Jun SEAMEO INNOTECH, French Embassy in Manila sponsor Marie Curie poster exhibit
In celebration of the Philippines-France Friendship Day, SEAMEO INNOTECH held a poster exhibit on 26 June 2014 featuring Marie Curie’s science lessons translated in Filipino. The exhibit is a follow through project of the Center in partnership with the Embassy of France in Manila. It also served as a venue to officially hand over the complete set of 21 posters to the Department of Education, as represented by Dr. Jocelyn Andaya of the Bureau of Secondary Education.
Special guest, Ms. Hélène Delille, Attaché for Scientific Cooperation from the French Embassy, thanked the Center for its efforts in translating the lessons to Filipino. She said that having these translated into the national language will help the students understand the lessons more. It is also a great way to make known to Filipino students the contributions of French scientists in the fields of physics and chemistry.
Present in the event were representatives from various science institutions and public schools. Among these institutions were the University of the Philippines – National Institute for Science and Math Education (UP-NISMED), which provided technical support in the translation of the lessons, and the San Pedro Relocation Center National High School, where the pre-testing of the posters’ impact to students was conducted.
Copies of the posters in print and in CDs were given out for free. Digital copies are also available for download on our website.
The project manager and head of the Center’s Solutions Evaluation and Adaptation Unit, Ms. Yolly delas Alas, is encouraging everyone to reproduce and make use of the posters by integrating in lesson plans, handouts, and visual aids.