(25 October) -- High school students in public schools will soon follow a new secondary education curriculum.
However, the implementation may still be delayed if the materials for the new curriculum are not yet out of the printing press.
Amendments in the Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC) would include the assessment or learning outcome to take place before or in between the presentation of the lesson.
"Unlike in RBEC, the proposed new curriculum will require teachers to insert the assessment stage before, in between, and after the lesson," he said.
This way, the teacher would really have a clear picture of the student's learning level or absorptive capacity. Teachers would then not leave a particular lesson if the student did not fully comprehend or achieve the learning objectives.
Assessment strategies may be in the form of quizzes, role playing, dramatization, games, or comprehensive examination.
Lorenzo bared that the regional office is yet to receive the details of the proposed curriculum.
"It has already been practiced in some schools for pilot testing. As soon as we receive the guidelines, some teachers would then undergo trainings for the new curriculum," he said.
Dr. Alicia Sayson, Vice President of Academic Affairs in the University of Immaculate Conception said that RBEC has failed because not all teachers were properly trained to carry out the curriculum.