4 Tips On How To Help Kids Adapt To K-12 Education By YTC

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Although K-12 has been in the news ever since it was announced to be implemented here in the Philippines, my knowledge about it is very limited. That is why I readily said yes when I was invited to the recent YTC Blogger Meet-Up, with the theme ~ K-12 Education: How Kids Can Adopt. Now it might take a few more years before the little man experience the effects of the newly-implemented change in the Philippine education system, but it does pay to be in the know and I was hoping I can enlighten a bunch of other mums who are baffled about the issue as I am.

K-12 Education in a nutshell

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While most of our neighboring countries, including Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore, and Thailand have an average of 13 years of basic education, the Philippines has the shortest education duration of 10 years among Asian countries. For this reason and in line with the Department of Education {DepEd}’s pursuit to continuously improve the Philippine education system, a major education reform known as the K-12 Curriculum {under Republic Act 10533} was implemented. Under the K-12 Curriculum, Kindergarten is now mandatory¬†for every 5-year old Filipino child, as well as the additional 2 years in the high school or secondary education.

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The K-12 Curriculum is geared towards producing holistically-developed Filipinos with 21st Century skills with mid-level skills development and higher education upon graduation, who are ready for employment and entrepreneurship.

K-12 Curriculum graduates are aimed to be equipped with the following skills:

  • Info media and Tech skills
  • Learning and Innovations skills
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Life and Career skills
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