K to 12 Curriculum Guides | DepEd Club Compiled

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In the old basic education curriculum, so much knowledge, skills, and values were expected to be learnt by students within a limited period of time. Moreover, learning tended to be more focused on content, which was fragmented and disintegrated according to education analysts. These could be some reasons why many Filipino students according to studies failed to master the competencies and gain lifelong learning skills necessary for a productive life. The new K to 12 curriculum, as designed is learner-centered. It focuses on the optimum development of the Filipino child. Thus, it is important for teachers to align their lesson planning with the goals of the new K to 12 curriculum. The following are the K to 12 Curriculum Guides that are being used in teachers’ lesson preparation and lesson planning.

The K to 12 Education Program addresses the shortcomings and reforming the basic education curriculum. The following are some features of the new K to 12 curriculum:

  • The K to 12 curriculum is decongested. The new curriculum focuses on understanding for mastery and has removed the unnecessarily repeated competencies.
  • The K to 12 curriculum is seamless. This ensures smooth transition between grade levels and continuum of competencies through spiral progression where learning of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes increases in depth and breadth. There is also continuity of competencies and standards from elementary to secondary level through a unified curriculum framework. The unified standards and competencies ensures integration of what learners learn across grade levels and across learning areas for a more meaningful learning.
  • The K to 12 curriculum is relevant and responsive as it centers on the Filipino learner; it is developmentally appropriate (age appropriate) and focuses on succeeding in the 21st century. Moreover, the curriculum responds to the needs of the community: an agricultural town may offer agricultural elective courses; a coastal area, fishery elective courses; an urban area, industrial arts. Learning will be systematically matched with labor market requirements.
  • K to 12 Curriculum is enriched. It uses integrative, inquiry-based and constructive approaches to develop the competencies of learners.
  • K to 12 curriculum is learner-centered. It focuses on the optimum development of the Filipino child.<<<

Now Available for Download: 

Department of Education K to 12 Curriculum Guides

Alternative Learning System (ALS)- K to 12 Basic Education Program


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