The University of the Philippines Visayas through the School of Technology will hold its 3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (ICFAS 2017) with the theme, "Ridge to Reef: Strengthening Systems for Sustainable Food Production"on 30-31 August 2017.
Dr. Linje Manyozo, senior lecturer from RMIT, University of Australia and author of Media, Communication and Development (2012) talked about the “Pedagogy of Listening” during the 6th Association of Development Communication Educators and Practitioners (ADCEP) National Conference, on December 2-4, 2016 at La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.
“We need to make sure that we put the interest of the people we’re working with.” Manyozo emphasized the importance of listening in doing fieldwork. More than listening, practitioners and community field workers should have a sense of empathy. It is important to understand the context with empathy, understanding, and compassion.