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CATHERINE R. BENJAMIN BEED 3 - BLOCK 015

Learning Task 1.2: Reflection

The teachers play a significant role in a curriculum planning, where in they help students to develop an engaged relationship with the curriculum content. They are the one that controlled the curriculum process or deliver curriculum through building lesson planning that develop learners cognitive. The curriculum administrator are the one that implement and improve curriculum of education institutions. Their role is to analyze the existing curriculum and their goal is to bring the curriculum towards improvement. Schooling is the one that cater a fullest possible development for each learner, so that they can productively contribute to the society into a better one. Schooling can develop people's critical thinking, creativity, interpersonal skills and a sense of social responsibility. It is important to train the learners at their early age. They need new skills for the current circumstances that can make them ready to collaborate with others. Whatever they do, we can expect their work to include finding creative solutions to emerging challenges.

Module 1: Learning Task 1.3

Direction: Answer the following questions on your e-portfolio.

1. Name other subjects or disciplines as examples of subject design.
• Mathematics
• Science
• Filipino
• English

2. Name other subjects or disciplines as examples of the different types of integrated curriculum design.
• Mathematics and Science

3. Give some advantages and possible pitfalls of subject design and integrated design.
• Subject design provide students with a general knowledge. The pitfalls is that, it only focused on knowledge rather than skills which is very helpful for a learners in a working life settings. On the other hand, the integrated design provide an opportunity for students from a variety of subject discipline. One possible pitfalls is that all students are placed under the same expectations.

4. Name some schools nearby you that use a learner-centered curriculum.
• Visayas State University – Tolosa Campus

5. How do students learn in a learner-centered curriculum?
• Teachers serves as a guide throughout the learning process. Students can be the facilitator of their own learning environment, where in they are allowed to be involved in deciding why, what and how their learning experience take place.


6. What are some benefits of having a learner-centered curriculum?
• Learner-centered curriculum improves knowledge retention, enhance problem solving skills and encourage further learning.

7. Having a learner-centered curriculum in mind, answer the following questions below:
• What possible skills, knowledge, and values are emphasized in the curriculum?
 Critical thinking and creativity.

• What possible learning experiences can be provided?
 Provide information that guides the students towards engagement in any curriculum activities and help them learn new skills.

• What about the learning environment?
 Teacher must set an activities that are designed to uncover the knowledge and skills of a learners.

• What are the requirements of the curriculum for the teachers?
 The teachers are the guide and truly encourage students to drive their own learning and can also create an authentic learning experience.

8. Name a school nearby that uses problem-centered design.
• Visayas State University – Tolosa Campus


9. Name some benefits and issues related to its implementation.
• Challenges met by teachers in the implementation of new curriculum.

10. Identify some current issues and problems that can be used as a theme for a problem-based curriculum.
• Online learning.

Learning Task 2.1

Direction: Answer the following questions on your E-portfolio. Each item is worth 10 points each.

1. Choose a linear curriculum development model and identify the possible strengths and weaknesses of each model when applied to the Philippine context.

Answer: F. Murray Print Model is my chosen linear curriculum development model. This model proposes a progressive and logical approach to curricular development to provide a useful and easy-to-understand process in developing curriculum. This type of model is best to be applied as a curriculum model, since it is sequential and logical approach to curriculum development, recognize the nature of involved curriculum workers, embraces the principles of cyclical and dynamic models and can be used in any level of curriculum development. The weakness of this model are unclear where the philosophy of the curriculum will comes into play, lack of contextualization of curriculum, weak link between curriculum passage and situational analysis.


2. Choose a cyclical curriculum development model and identify the possible strengths and weaknesses of each model when applied to the Philippine context.

Answer: Wheeler’s Curriculum Development Model
• The Wheeler’s curriculum model or a cyclical model is a curriculum that offered planned experiences to the learners under the guidance of the school. This model provide logical consequences, evaluation should be in every step before move to the next steps, has baseline data for objectives and provide flexibility and relevant to school situation and suitable for curriculum development by teachers. But its possible weaknesses where in it takes time to undertake an effective situational analysis.


3. Which among these dynamic curriculum development models can be applied in the Philippine context?

Answer: Walker’s Model of Curriculum Development can be applied in the Philippine context since it reflects the realities of how curriculum workers plan and develop a curriculum. The role and influence of curriculum workers in any curriculum development task is present for the betterment of a institution. Walker’s suggested that curriculum workers bring with them their individual beliefs, knowledge, and values. They have ways and means of solving a task and are prepared to discuss and argue about them

Learning Task 2.2

Interview a DepEd teacher about their process of school level curriculum implementation practices. Use the roles and functions identified on this lesson. Determine teacher roles as a curriculum worker on your e-portfolio.

School level curriculum implementation practice
• Modular Distance Learning

Roles
• Curriculum worker – Teacher

Function
• Make lesson plan
• Provide and distribute printed learning materials.
• Conduct home visits to check on each students progress and performance.


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