Reflection Paper On Assessment And Evaluation

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Register to read the introduction… Recently, President Aquino led the formal launching of the K+ 12 reformed basic education program at Malacañang, which makes mandatory kindergarten education for five-year-old children and two additional two years of senior high school for all students. The President noted that the Philippines is the only country in Asia and one of only three in the world – two of which are in Africa – with a 10-year basic education program. “How do Filipinos become competitive if from the very beginning we are already at a disadvantage in the number of years of studying and training? What we want is to give the next generation a strong foundation.” (Aquino, 2012) The curriculum of the K+12 program will focus on the core subjects –Mathematics, Science and English– with electives that are sensitive and responsive to the learners’ interest and local industry needs. The Department of Education (DepEd) enhanced curriculum by decongesting academic workload, giving students more time to master competencies and participating in co-curricular activities and community involvement, thus allowing for a more holistic development. Indeed, another learner-centered pedagogy that I think our dire educational system urgently needs for it truly captures and measures the learner’s achievement in learning. More so, I also believe that it is the right time to enhance our quality of education through this program. We should be at par with the other countries and must not be left behind. In addition to it, facts imply that Philippines undeniably needs a big room for improvement in terms of our educational system. Indeed, the Philippines is the only country in Asia and among the three remaining countries in the world that uses a 10-year basic education cycle. According to a presentation made by the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-INNOTECH) on Additional Years in …show more content…
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