Starting School Year (SY) 2010-2011 which opens on June 15, a revised high school curriculum has been scheduled for implementation in all public secondary institutions of learning in Eastern Visayas and in the other regions of the country, the Department of Education here announced.

The amended curriculum known as the “2010 Secondary Education Curriculum: Understanding by Design” or Pag-uunawa Batay sa Desenyo in the Filipino dialect, seeks to make the current five-year-old high school learning syllabus or content more responsive to the fast-changing academic needs and problems of students in over 5,000 public secondary schools.

The enforcement of the new curriculum in the Eastern Visayas Region was preceded by a week-long mass orientation and training-workshop of all first year high school teachers and administrators in various subject areas held recently in Tacloban City.

Among these subjects are Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), Music and Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) and Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga (EP).

The orientation and training-workshop which was conducted by DepEd regional education supervisors, consisted, among others, of break-away sessions by subject areas and micro teaching demonstrations using the so-called “UbDized” teaching guides.

The “UbDized” instruction calls for, among others, exploring lessons through essential teacher-formulated questions, appropriate presentation of lessons, valuing of subject matters, and transferring of knowledge to students by demonstrating it using rubrics.

The Department of Education expressed confidence that the new curriculum will improve classroom teaching-learning process and eventually hasten the academic advancement of secondary school children.

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