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Blended learning: The new norm for Philippine schools

BLENDED learning will be adopted in private and public schools in the country to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus, which causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), among young students.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has given Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones the green light to proceed with her proposed blended education that promotes distance learning with the aid of the internet, radio,

and television, among others.

This will be serve as an alternative means of learning when school year 2020-2021 opens on August 24, 2020.

This mode of learning has gained mixed reactions from the public.

Teddy Alojado said that even if the mode of learning is still face-to-face interaction, he noticed that many students particularly in public high school hardly give attention to their teachers. They have many distractions.

“I think the attitude of students towards their studies is the primary problem, while the mode of teaching-- classroom, online, radio, TV, modular, whatever-- is only a secondary problem,” he said.

Jerome Galunan, a public school teacher, said that alternative learning will be challenging and tougher as teachers will be teaching students based on the mode they pick.

“We will have multiple preparations this time for just one subject matter which is for online learners, modules for modular, and of course for those who opt to have it face-to-face,” he said.

Chona Villaluna Gosiaoco, a broadcaster and an educator, favors the education on air which uses radio as a means to educate the students.

Some parents entertain the different modes of learning to help their children cope with boredom. They need to learn in whatever way, Ronnie Boy Galz said.


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