K-12: A perspective for a better Philippines
By: Louie John M. Salda
Education for life!
Juan dela Cruz pays so much attention to education. He believes that education is one of the most important keys that can open a door of opportunities, triumphs, excellence and success.
Education at its best would always be Filipinos’ battle cry- a philosophy and a belief that if people are educated they can serve as a paradigm for good and progress.
In the recent context of society, with the real scenario of educational system of the Philippines the challenge is. Is Juan dela Cruz ready to face the real world? Is he capable enough of unveiling the windows of the universe? This may sound over the top but the definitely he has the option for all of this.
The implementation of Republic Act 10533 also known as an act of enhancing the Philippine Basic Education System by strengthening its curriculum and increasing the number of years for education is the answer for the Filipinos who clamors for intellectual preparedness and longing for an educational system that will equip and engulf them with knowledge and skills that is tantamount in living and dealing life.
Certainly, the new trend in Philippines’ Educational System is indeed an accomplishment and a great initiative to conform to the standard call of international education, efficiently and effectively.
First, this complex educational system was designed to enhance and strengthen the cognitive development of each learner. With the addition of two more years in the basic curriculum this will surely insure every Filipino learner that they will be equipped with both basic and complex ideas. The strategized and dynamic approach by the teachers will sure help the students to prosper in their academic endeavors. Thus, learners’ theoretical skills will be enhanced and better understanding on every topic will surely be met.
Second, what is more engaging about going to school, are the things that you will discover and learn to do with. K-12 entails not only to develop one’s mind but also help them realize that education should be an outcome base one. The additional two years in the basic curriculum will also focus on technical skills enhancement, particularly those in demand industries that calls for large number of skilled workers. Moreover, this educational development would not only benefit Filipino students but also the teachers who are teaching skilled subjects to be updated and informed with the world’s latest trend and standards.
Lastly, with this new advancement in education, learners’ personality will also develop. The curriculum provides activities that will enhance and boost one’s personality. Furthermore, with the series of group activities that will be given to the learners it will develop their confidence and trust not only for others abut more importantly for themselves. Thus, human relation skills, teamwork, collaboration and cooperation among learners will surely be developed.
Now, that the Philippines is confronted with serious problems. And technology grows at its awesome speed. Filipinos must learn and be ready to cope with these challenges. Learning is not only by mind, but also by heart. Education is indeed a right and a privilege of every Juan. Every change can send forth disadvantages, but looking at it positively and giving this program a benefit of a doubt will help every Juan realize that there is more about education. This initiative might be expensive but people should be mindful about its advantages-advancement to every Filipinos learning and realization of lifetime investment.