Asst. Prof. Glen Mangali was hailed as the Best Oral Research Presenter during the International Conference on Institutional and Action Research Interventions.
The award came after his brilliant presentation of his research, entitled, “Enjoying and Enduring: A Gaman Experience of Filipino Doctoral Science Students in Japan as ‘Teachers as Learners’”.
Mangali, in his study, says that adult learners should engage in adult education to become lifelong learners. Focusing on the experience of five Filipino doctoral science students in Japan, the research revealed that they, through the experiences, developed a “gaman” attitude, demonstrating strength in academic difficulty and suffering. “Gaman” is a Japanese term of Zen Buddhism origins that means endurance.
The Conference was held in Kowloon, Hong Kong last August 14 to 16.
Mangali is a faculty member from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who teaches Natural Sciences courses.
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