The New K to 10 Curriculum: Let’s Go Back To Basic
The introduction of the new K to 10 Curriculum will possibly bring significant changes to the teaching and learning process in elementary schools. While these changes have the potential to bring many benefits to both teachers and learners, it is important to consider the impact that they may have on both groups.
The new proposed curriculum has reduced the number of competencies to 3,600 from over 11,000 according to DepEd Sec.-VP Sara Duterte on her interview on social media. It aims to focus more on foundational skills for a better learning outcome. Teachers are also encourage to minimize things inside the classroom so the focus of the learners will be on the teacher and their lessons.
Learners may also face some challenges adjusting to the new curriculum. Some learners may struggle to adapt to the more rigorous and demanding content, as well as the need for active learning and collaboration. Additionally, some learners may require additional support and differentiated instruction in order to fully benefit from the new curriculum.
Nevertheless, the impact of the new K to 10 Curriculum on teachers and students can be significant and positive. By embracing the changes and adapting to the new curriculum, teachers can help their learners develop the important skills, knowledge, and values that will be essential for success in a rapidly changing world. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to discover their passions, develop their creativity and critical thinking skills, and learn the important lessons that will shape their future.
In conclusion, the new K to 10 Curriculum may present some challenges for both teachers and students, but by embracing the changes and adapting to the new curriculum, the positive impact on learning, development, and success can be significant. Teachers and students as well as the parents should work together to ensure that the new curriculum is effectively implemented, and that each student has the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and values that will be essential for success in the future.
Article Written by:
Rhia S. Apurada
Teacher III - Kabayanan Elementary School