The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to complete the K to 12 curriculum enhancement in July this year to address congestion, redundancies, and overlaps in the current curriculum.
“The 2022 Basic Education Curriculum is envisioned to be responsive and attuned to the dynamic changes in the society,” Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.
“It is seen to ultimately improve student learning outcomes anchored on the Department’s mission to provide quality, relevant, and liberating basic education for all,” she added.
In line with its commitment to update the basic education curriculum, DepEd has been holding K to 12 curriculum enhancement workshops.
From February to April, the DepEd held its first round of workshops on enhancing and finalizing the Key Stage 1 K to 12 Curriculum Guides.
Eyed to be completed in July 2022, DepEd said that the ongoing curriculum enhancement is a “direct offshoot” of the curriculum review concluded in 2019, which involved a series of workshops, discussions, and consultations in partnership with the Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Centre (ACTRC).
“In our move to modernize the education system in the country, we are conducting these workshops to address the gaps and issues in the curriculum guides, improve learning competencies and curriculum standards, including the key stage, grade level, content, and performance standards, and ensure spiral progression and developmental appropriateness,” Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said.
Released in 2021, the curriculum review report provided ways forward to address congestion, redundancies and overlaps in the curriculum.
BCD Director Joycelyn DR Andaya explained that in 2021, the bureau developed the Shaping Papers which set the direction of the K to 12 Program in 2022.
“More specifically, these documents guide the curriculum revision process through a discussion of the theoretical bases, revised curriculum framework, Big Ideas, revised curriculum standards, spiral progression through vertical and horizontal articulation, 21st-century skills, and social issues,” she said.
DepEd said that the workshop was attended by BCD and Bureau of Learning Delivery (BLD) specialists, select regional supervisors, division supervisors, school heads, master teachers, and teachers, who served as curriculum writers for nine learning areas: Kindergarten, Mother Tongue, Filipino, English, Araling Panlipunan, Math, Science, MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health), and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan/Technology and Livelihood Education.
Earlier, the DepEd also unveiled the new features of the 2022 Basic Education Curriculum in an episode on “Addressing the Challenge of Education Quality: Educ Forum Series.”
Among the new features are the focus on “Big Ideas” to decongest the curriculum, redefinition of the interplay among languages in the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB MLE), emphasis on Engineering Design Process, intensification of values formation, and rationalization of Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) Specializations.
Currently, DepEd’s BCD is workshops for Key Stage 2 where the curriculum guides for Grades 4 to 6 are being enhanced.