Mendoza: Policy guidelines of the 2010 SEC using UBD

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Sunday, June 13, 2010


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DepEd Order No. 76 s. 2010 spells out the Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of the 2010 Secondary Education Curriculum (2010 SEC) using the Understanding by Design (UBD) Model.

It was emphasized that this school year, only the first year level will implement the 2010 SEC while the second year up to the fourth year students will continue to undertake the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) until they complete it. The 2010 SEC will be progressively mainstreamed starting SY 2010-2011 to SY 2013-2014 and beyond.

In the attached Enclosure to DepEd Order No. 76, it was stated that the refinement of the curriculum followed the Understanding by Design (UBD) framework which covers three stages: Stage 1: Results/Desired Outcomes; Stage 2: Assessment; and Stage 3: Learning/Instructional Plan. The first two stages are defined in the curriculum guide while the last stage is covered in the teaching guide. Both documents can be accessed at the BSE website (www.bse.portal.ph) e-library.

The enclosure listed the following features of the curriculum: lean-focuses on essential understanding; sets high expectations (standard-based) -- expressed in terms of what students should know, do, understand and transfer in life as evidence of learning; rich and challenging -- provides for personalized approach to developing the student's multiple intelligences through the provision of special curricular programs that students can pursue on top of the core curriculum and develop readiness and passion for work and lifelong learning.

The Order further states that proficiency in English shall continue to be strengthened as a tool for learning how to learn and for improving the students' global competitiveness while the use of Filipino in three subjects shall be sustained as a tool for building and communicating the values of Filipino identity and nationhood. Integrative teaching and constructivism will continue and connection between and among the subject areas will be made whenever and wherever appropriate.

ICT as an effective tool for learning will be pursued in schools where the technologies may already be available as an offshoot of the implementation of the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) and DepEd Internet Connectivity Project (DICP).

Lastly, schools are encouraged to provide a variety of career pathways for students taking into consideration the needs of the market or the community the school serves. It was even suggested that in the absence of full-time teachers who can teach livelihood courses, schools are authorized to secure the services of part-time experts (e.g. chefs, farmers, manicurists, IT specialists, among others.) as resource persons who may be paid on honorarium basis, subject to the usual accounting and auditing regulations if public funds are used for the purpose. The grading system, promotion and retention and other features of 2002 BEC are still included in 2010 SEC.

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You can access DepEd Updates, latest issuances and other relevant information through our website: http://www.deped.gov.ph. For comments, suggestions and/or contributions, email me at renzthescribe@gmail.com. or visit http://renzmendoza.multiply.com. for photos and other relevant information. For queries, complains and other concerns, call DepEd Region 11 at (082) 227-9342 or fax to (082) 227-1102 and (082) 221-6147.

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Mr. Lorenzo E. Mendoza, M.A. is the Regional Supervisor in Filipino for Secondary, Regional Information Officer, Regional ICT and Library Hub Coordinator.

Mendoza policy guidelines 2010 sec using ubd

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