Learning in school should not be limited in the four corners of the classroom. Saint Francis of Assisi College (SFAC) believes in this and has always been a progressive learning environment that comes up with various activities to produce well-rounded students.
With an aim to develop the students’ 21st Century Skills namely: critical thinking and problem solving; creativity and innovation; cross-cultural understanding; communications, information, and media literacy; computing and ICT literacy; career and learning self-reliance, the faculty of SFAC Santa Rosa’s Junior High School Department collaborated to conduct a Broadcasting Activity.
In the said activity, students had to make a news report about their current topic in their respective Social Science subjects such as Asian History, World History, Economics, and Contemporary Issues in the Philippines. They have to gather valid information, surveys, and public opinions about their assigned topics.
Aside from raising awareness among the Franciscans about significant social events, the activity also required them to be confident through formally presenting their selves as news reporters and through the use of English as medium of language. They learned how to dress their selves, speak in public, and practice their English proficiency. Another requirement of the activity is to creatively edit their output through various editing software such as Canva, PowerDirector, Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop, Filmora, and more. It was incredibly gratifying to see students being resourceful and independent as they can just to produce remarkable outputs.
During the first week of December, the students gathered to see each other’s output. It seemed that the activity wasn’t just a productive activity for them. At the same time, it became a memorable and fun learning experience for the Franciscans. And this is the kind of Education that SFAC has always been providing for the students. Academics… and beyond.