Distance Learning: Possible for ETEEAP

Philippine Education System consists of formal and non-formal education. Formal education is a sequential development of academic schooling at three levels; elementary, secondary and tertiary or higher education whereas Non-Formal Education or Alternative Learning system is an organized learning activity intended at accomplishing a set of objectives outside the established formal system planned for a particular clientele, like the out of school youth or adult illiterates and even the worker here and abroad who were not able to finish their college education and cannot avail themselves of the formal education. Under the Non-Formal Education Program of the country is the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).

What is ETEEAP?
The Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP), being implemented pursuant to Executive Order 330 of 1996, is an educational assessment scheme which recognizes knowledge, skills and prior learning obtained by individuals from non-formal and informal education experiences.


The K -12 Education System: Benefits for the Filipinos

Last school year 2012-2013, the educational system of the Philippines was enhanced from the 10-years basic education into 12-years through the program called the K-12 Education Plan of the Department of Education.

Accordingly, the implementation of the K-12 education plan in the Philippine Basic Education Curriculum is the key to our nation’s development.  The government may be facing many problems in the implementation of the program yet it is important that we implement it because the enhancement of the quality of education is very urgent and critical.

It is not difficult to understand why, despite the additional costs the program would entail, the public generally appears to take the President’s K -12 basic education program sitting down.  In 2010, Mr. Isagani Cruz wrote in one of his columns in a local newspaper some good reasons not to disagree with K-12 education plan in the Philippines.



Advocating the importance of education beyond learning process, Outcome Based Learning emphasizes the learning processes that would lead to planed and specified learning outcomes. The essential attributes reflect the students’ competencies and values, and represent outcomes that are transferable to a variety of contexts for the present and the future.

Ever since the founding of Hong Kong Institute of Education, student learning outcomes have been assimilated into the existing Bachelor of Education curriculum. With the introduction of the OBL approach, we make the outcomes explicit at the Institute level. Outcome-based Unit located within the centre for learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), together with all academic departments within within the institute, has been developing generic and course specific, and integrating professional knowledge, concepts, skills and dispositions into the attributes of our ideal graduate.



The Big Ideas of Understanding by Design

1)   UbD is a way of thinking purposefully about curriculum planning and school reform, a set of helpful design tools, and design standards - - not a program or recipe

2)   The end goal of UbD is understanding and the ability to transfer learning – to appropriately connect, make sense of, and use discrete knowledge and skills in context.

3)   Evidence of understanding is revealed through performance when learners transfer knowledge and skills effectively, using one or more “facets” (explain, apply, perspective, empathize and self-assess)

4)   Educators are coaches of understanding, ont mere purveyors of content or activity

5)   Planning is best done “backward” from the desired results and the transfer tasks that embody the goals

6)   UbD transforms Content Standards and other goals into focused learning targets based on “big ideas” and transfer tasks


Experiential Learning


To define what is experiential learning?

To know who is the proponent of this theory?

To give details the stages of its cycle.

To enumerate possible methods to be used in experiential learning strategy.

What is experiential learning?

-Process of making meaning out of a direct experience.

-Learning by doing

-Personalized reflection about an experience. (Read: Do a philosophical reflection on a concrete situation from a holistic perspective)

-Formulation of plans to apply learning to other contexts.

-Its emphasis the process of learning not on the product.


Wise Money Management

Wise Money Management

By Rodney C. Ramirez

HAVE YOU FIGURED out how to earn your first million pesos? You have at least two choices to achieve this. You may follow the lead of some who play the lotto or join game shows which offer millions as jackpot prize. If you choose this path however, you must recognize the fact that being blessed with the good fortune of picking out the lucky numbers or being given easy trivia question is as rare as hail in summer. However you can still become a millionaire without playing the number game or joining game shows. This is through wise money management.

How do you practise wise money management? Well, here are few tips from Oprah Winfrey, the talk show hostess who is a self-made millionaire herself. First, live within, not above your means. Do not keep up with your neighbours in their spending binges. This is the shortest cut to being penniless. If you own credit cards, get rid of them. Always pay your purchases in cash.


Integrated Curriculum

Integrated Curriculum is the way the teacher and the students select an interesting topic for them to plan to pursue with the upupils active particiapation and decission making. It developes skills that formulates questions and creates hypothesis, collect data and report on what have they learned.

The program is integrative. It gives emphasis in seeing connections and purpose to learning. It developes deffirent idesa that will excite the imagination of the learners that are true to them. Its principle is to extend and expand personal knowledge and experience.  


Classroom Management

In teaching every educator encounter different issues or difficulties of students and how to deal with them takes a lot of effort, learning and experiences.

What can we do if one or some of our students are discouraging the authority, leaving the class repeatedly for some reasons, appearing not to pay attention during class, smell strongly of body odor, verbally or physically threatening to you, practice annoying and/or disruptive behaviors, monopolizing the conversation, fall asleep in class, repeatedly tardy, refuse to participate in class discussions or group work, sharing or copying work, submit a plagiarized paper, sit in the back and chat with a classmate, or just plain disrespectful and others? Aside from the issues of student’s behavior, how to achieve a good classroom environment?


Teaching Performance: Let's Evaluate

There are several ways you may get feedback about your teaching:

Through your Students

It is advantageous to collect feedback from students part-way through the term because it allows immediate adjustments in response to students’ difficulties or suggestions and it allows the students who made the suggestions to benefit from the adjustments. 

One-minute paper

The one - minute paper  is a simple exercise, not incompatible with formal departmental lecture questionnaires. It can be used in lectures or classes and students should readily understand that different concerns are addressed by the different feedback methods.


Good Things About Science School

Science is a body of knowledge ideas, thoughts, and everything about in this world and in the universe or simply science is everywhere. Actually this is one of the major subjects in a typical school it is because it provides a unique training for students in order to analyze and interpret different data and discover different things like biology, mathematics and etc.

At the different definitions of science we can see the importance of its essence, that’s why some persons develop the Science School or the Science Education.

In Science School, aside from the subjects that offered in a typical school, they also concern to share the content of science in individual in which their student was provideda better development and understanding the standards for science education. They added subjects like advance mathematics, research, and other advance sciences that will be used for their future career.



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