Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering



    Improving Science Curricula in Philippine Elementary & High Schools


          REVIEW OF CURRICULA

You can help in the curriculum refinement now underway at the Department of Education (DepEd) by commenting on drafts of curricula made available in the DepEd’s website www.deped.gov.ph.  Please direct your comments to:  

                                                  Dr. Maria Victoria Abcede

                                      Department of Education

                                     Republic of the Philippines

                                 Email:   bse_abcede@yahoo.com

            
            MILESTONES


DYNAMIC LEARNING PROGRAM & LEARNING PHYSICS AS ONE NATION
"Lack of teachers, textbooks, lab equipment are not core problems; focusing on them is a waste of time and resources that could be better spent elsewhere. Rather than teacher-induced learning, we propose process induced-learning as a new paradigm." 2010 Magsaysay Awardees and PAASE members, Christopher Bernido & M. Victoria Carpio-Bernido, developed the Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), implemented first at the Central Visayan Institute Foundation in Bohol and now in many schools in the Philippines. An off-shoot of DLP is the Learning Physics as One Nation (LPON). CLICK HERE for an overview of DLP and LPON. The Bernidos are opposed to the 12-year education cycle being proposed in the Philippines (READ GMA NEWS HERE). More links: LPON , DLP 
          PAETE PROJECTS & FORUM
Dr. Angel de Dios, Chemistry faculty member at Georgetown University in the US, and PAASE member, has been working for many years with elementary and high schools in Paete, Laguna, Philippines. Samples of his Science Lessons for 'Batang' (young) Paete Forum are given below.

Excerpt from an issue of the Ayala Foundation Newsletter:
Dr. Angel de Dios spent the summer conducting a series of lectures about the Internet to public school teachers and students of Paete, Laguna. Tracing back his roots to Paete, Dr. de Dios spent 3-weeks sharing with his fellow Paetenians the educational benefits of the Internet while putting emphasis on the basic skills of reading, writing, logic and arithmetic.
             Go to Science Lessons for Batang Paete for a lot more lessons from Dr. de Dios.
   Read his essay on Science Education for Elementary & High School Students.

    Photos
             Paete Elementary School. http://141.161.23.43/paetevisit2/pes.html
             Ibaba Elementary School. http://141.161.23.43/paetevisit2/ies.html
             Quinale Elementary School.http://141.161.23.43/paetevisit2/qes.html