BEST helps DepEd finalize curriculum contextualization policy
Australia’s work in making classroom lessons more flexible, fit, creative, relevant, meaningful, and adaptive to students’ level of understanding and instructional needs is closer to becoming a DepEd policy after a two-day Curriculum Contextualization Policy Finalization Workshop was held on June 13-14 in Quezon City.
The policy was reviewed and finalized by the four DepEd bureaus under the Office of Curriculum and Instruction–Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD), Bureau of Learning Delivery (BLD), Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR) and Bureau of Education and Assessment (BEA). It went through a series of validation involving all DepEd regions through various workshops organied by the BEST Program since last year.
The final version of the policy will be submitted to USec for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr Lorna Dig-Dino, who will then work with the concerned committee before the DepEd Secretary pens a corresponding department order.
The new policy provides guidelines on how various subject areas can be adapted to local conditions, environment and resources; and how lessons can be made meaningful and relevant to real-life situations.