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Simplified curriculum, guidelines for distance learning now available online -DepEd

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said it has made the adjusted version of K to 12 curriculum and guidelines for distance learning available online.

In a statement, the DepEd said the K to 12 Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) and its guidelines can now be downloaded for free on DepEd Commons.

“We have made the MELCs available for free download at DepEd Commons to help our teachers focus on what is most essential given the challenge in learning delivery this school year,” DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said.

“We are trying to make everything as accessible as we can, through DepEd Commons and our other available channels. It is upon us to make sure our teachers and learners have everything they need in order to continue learning.”

These were prepared by the Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD) under Director Jocelyn Andaya and approved by Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio.

DepEd said printed materials will be provided for those enrolled in public schools.

The simplified curriculum or MELCs is part of DepEd’s response to develop resilient education systems during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing only on the most important lessons.

Due to constraints tied to the 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 DepEd also removed around 60% of the curriculum to adjust for the remote learning approach this coming school year, which is scheduled to start on August 24.

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

DepEd said it is still working on utilizing radio and television broadcast for teaching. --Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA News