DepEd to pilot MATATAG K-10 curriculum on September 25

DepEd to pilot MATATAG K-10 curriculum on September 25

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that a pilot run of the revised Kindergarten to Grade 10 (K-10) curriculum for basic education will commence on September 25 in selected schools nationwide. This pilot program, MATATAG K-10, was introduced on August 10 and will involve 35 schools.

The MATATAG K-10 pilot program is set to start in just a few days, and it's exciting news for educators, parents, and students alike. The program will involve 35 schools across the country, including five in the National Capital Region (NCR) and five from each of the following regions: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Visayas, Soccsksargen, and Caraga.

The DepEd's goal for this pilot program is to gather and analyze all the findings and results from this pilot run to prepare for its phased implementation in the upcoming years. The phased implementation of the new K-10 curriculum will begin with learners in Kinder, Grade 1, Grade 4, and Grade 7 in School Year (SY) 2024-2025, followed by Grades 2, 5, and 8 in SY 2025-2026, Grades 3, 6, and 9 in SY 2026-2027, and finally Grade 10 in SY 2027-2028.

The MATATAG K-10 program results from years of collaboration and consultation with stakeholders, including educators, parents, and students. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones states that the new curriculum "is designed to be more relevant, responsive, and attuned to the needs of 21st-century learners."

One of the key features of the new K-10 curriculum is its focus on developing students' critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation. The curriculum also emphasizes the importance of values education, which aims to build character and promote ethical behavior among learners.

Another important aspect of the new K-10 curriculum is its inclusion of "21st-century skills," such as digital literacy, financial literacy, and environmental awareness. These skills are essential for learners to thrive in today's rapidly changing world and prepare them for future challenges.

The DepEd's decision to pilot the new K-10 curriculum is commendable, as it allows educators and students to provide feedback and suggestions on improving the curriculum further. It also ensures that potential issues or challenges can be identified and addressed before implementing the new curriculum.

The MATATAG K-10 pilot program is a significant step forward in the DepEd's efforts to provide quality basic education to all Filipino learners. The new curriculum's focus on critical thinking, creativity, values education, and the inclusion of 21st-century skills will undoubtedly benefit students in the long run. It's exciting to see how the program will develop and improve over time, and we look forward to seeing its impact on the education system.

DepEd MATATAG K-10 Curriculum or revised K-10 curriculum - DOWNLOAD

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