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  • “Learner-Centered” Curriculum for Grade 1 and 1st Year Students to Begin this Schoolyear

    Learn more about what DepEd has in store for students this coming schoolyear.
  • classroomWith the introduction of the Department of Education (DepEd)’s K+12 (Kinder plus 12 years) program, the education cycle in the Philippines will be extended for two more years starting the 2012-2013 schoolyear, with the objective of preparing the graduates to become more suited to the current needs of the different industries.

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    To summarize, the program will entail kindergarten, six years of grade school, four years of junior high school (grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high school (grades 11 to 12).

    Said DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, “In 2012, we will begin using the new curriculum for Grade 1 and Grade 7. The curriculum is almost complete for these two levels, and we will soon begin preparing our teachers.”

    He adds, “We will implement a fresh, enjoyable, dynamic, learner-centered curriculum. The extension is just [in terms of the years] but the real revolution in education is to make the curriculum so attractive, enjoyable and a real learning experience for the students.”

    The usual norm, which involves memorization, rates low on critical thinking and, being teacher-centered hampers studying, as the teacher’s absence stalls the learning process.

    Part of the program will require Grade 1 pupils to go to school for four hours, whereas the high school curriculum will be made more “interactive”; based on the “science of everyday life.”

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    The said program is planned to be completed by 2018.

    For a comprehensive guide on the K-12 educational program, visit gov.ph.

    What are your thoughts on the K+12 program? We’d love to know. Leave a comment below.

    SOURCES:

    January 8, 2012. Tarra Quismundo. “Fresh curriculum for first grade, first year” newsinfo.inquirer.net 

    December 16, 2011. “DepEd: K+12 Educational Program Starts in 2012 + What do you think of the new system?” femalenetwork.com 


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