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DepEd Has a New Curriculum

After more than ten years, the Department of Education in the Philippines has now taken steps to revised its ill-advised K plus 12 curriculum. The new curriculum, called MATATAG K to 10 curriculum addresses some of the issues I raised in the first post on this blog.  Above copied from ABS-CBN News As a summary, these are the changes according to    ABS-CBN News : In the present system, there are the seven identified foundational skills or learning areas for students: mother tongue Filipino English Mathematics  Araling Panlipunan MAPEH Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Under the adjusted K to 10 curriculum, learning areas are reduced to only five: Language Reading and Literacy Mathematics Makabansa GMRC (Good Manners and Right Conduct) There are likewise suggestions that the spiral approach in teaching math and sciences in grades 7 to 10 would be removed. The K plus 12 curriculum was clearly a wasteful experiment in the past ten years. It led to no improvement in basic education. What remains t