Gateway Gallery presents Philippine History: Beyond the Classroom and Textbook


Gateway Gallery presents the fourth installment of the #KulturaSerye webinars on October 24, 2 pm, via its Facebook page. The October 2 #KulturaSerye is entitled Philippine History: Beyond the Classroom and Textbook and will be delivered by Mr. Ian Christopher Alfonso. 

In this webinar, Mr. Alfonso will emphasize how history can be taught beyond the classroom and will present the various avenues by which Philippine history can be taught effectively. Learning Philippine history should go beyond schooling and must transform for the purposes of civic duty—and this aspiration begins in the classroom.

Teachers need extensions via various platforms to further enhance their mastery of Philippine history beyond textbooks and teacher’s manuals. Moreso, the need to expose our students to such, in order to further appreciate our history, make it more relevant and dearer to them and inspire them through the learnings and challenges from the examples of the past. 

Ian Christopher Alfonso is a Senior History Researcher of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and concurrently supervises the commission’s Local Historical Committees Network and the National Quincentennial Committee Secretariat (Philippines). He also sits as a Board Member of the Philippine Historical Association. He graduated Master of Arts in History (2018) and currently studying Doctor of Philosophy in History at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He obtained his Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Studies at Bulacan State University in 2010. 

To view the webinar, like or follow Gateway Gallery Facebook page and ensure bell notification is set to on for online events. This is a free webinar and no pre-registration is needed. Viewers are encouraged to join the discussion and share the live webinar so that more people will benefit from the talk. 

Electronic certificates will be provided to those (1) who completed the webinar, and (2) submitted an online survey which will be given immediately after the talk.

To know more about #KulturaSerye and the webinar, you may message us in our social media accounts, via email at, and at telephone number 8588-4000 local 8300.

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