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DepEd slashes 60% of curriculum for remote learning

The Department of Education (DepEd) has removed around 60 percent of the curriculum to adjust for the remote learning approach this coming school year, its official said on Wednesday.

Interviewed on GMA Network’s Unang Hirit, DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said they only left the most essential learning competencies for the students.

“Sixty percent po ang nabawas. Ibig sabihin ‘yung mga dating pinag-aaralan, mga subject ay binawasan natin. Most essential ang ating itinira,” she said.

“Iba talaga ang face-to-face (class). Mas merong consultation d’yan sa mga bata at natututukan ng mga guro. Ngayon po ay ‘yung sinasabi natin na most essential learning skills ang pag-aaralan natin, kung ano ang mas importante ngayon,” she added.

In April, DepEd said that it was working to simplify the curriculum to its most essential lessons to adjust with the impact of the pandemic.

Aside from the usual textbooks, Sevilla said they will provide self-learning modules for students and guides for parents. She added that online learning will be a combination of recorded and live teaching.

Due to constraints tied to the threat of COVID-19, the DepEd decided to resume classes through distance learning, where students do not have to go to school to participate in classes to avoid possible transmission of the virus.

The department has been preparing for ways to deliver education to students through self-learning modules, broadcast media, and the internet.—AOL, GMA News