DepEd will review K-to-12 curriculum – Briones
Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday said the Department of Education (DepEd) would review the K-to-12 curriculum after two years of implementation.
“We are going to have a thorough review of the curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd) after we have been there for two years already, so we have made enough experience,” Briones said in a Palace briefing.
“We will review the curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12 because we have been getting feedback as well and we are welcoming feedback from the public about the curriculum content,” she added.
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After two years, the curriculum would have to be reviewed, she said.
“Right now, as we are sitting, changes are occurring,” she said. “Many things are happening in this world, which our children have to catch up well.”
Briones cited how education had focused on the demand for students to be taught good English following the boom of call centers, which was believed to give employment to many graduates.
But she said call centers agents in other nations had started to be replaced by robots.
“Call centers are now replaced by robots in other countries,” she said. “So, if you are preparing our children to speak beautiful English for call centers then perhaps we will truly be left behind. We have to teach our children to be the ones to make the robots and this is why we are teaching robotics in the high schools.”
She said that students now should be taught how to respond and adapt to change, stressing the importance of learning skills that students could apply after graduation.
“We teach them how to analyze, how to solve problems, how to respond to change and to accept change because by the time they graduate, whatever we have taught them, not all of them, will be applicable – because change is happening so fast,” she said.
“It is in dealing with the change that we want our children to gain more, ‘yung tawag natin life skills,” Briones added. –Syrah Vivien Inocencio / INQUIRER.net intern
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