In this episode, Derek interviews Brent about his annual fieldwork in the Philippines. Brent has been taking groups of Konan University students to the Philippines for more than a decade. These credit-bearing excursions give participants a chance to interact with local students and learn about the culture of the Philippines. Brent details the educational objectives of this fieldwork and talks about how it has evolved over the years, including the challenges he has faced. The links below lead to information on some of the topics that came up.

Konan University, Hirao School of Management (CUBE) – 

Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) – 

Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) – 

Tohoku University – 

Experiential Learning (Northern Illinois University) – 

Mindoro (Rough Guides) – 

Mangyan (Library of Congress) – 

House of Refuge – 

Virlanie – 

Bukid Foundation – 

Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) (OECD) – 

Philippines Study Tour @ CUBE (YouTube Playlist) – 

Pamantasan Ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (PLV) – 

Mabalacat City College (MCC) –

University of the City of Urdaneta (UCU) –

Soran Bushi –

Dr. Pio Museum –

Rhonie Dela Cruz – Bamban Historical Society (YouTube) – 

Pangisanan Provincial Capitol – 

PechaKucha Night (PKN) –

Focus Groups (NSW Government) – 

San Beda University (SBU) – 

Intercultural Understanding and Sensitivity (Lecture at SBU) –