Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) in the Philippine Makabayan Learning Area: Problems and prospects in articulating social studies as a discipline
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- Makabayan curriculum; BEC; social studies; Philippine curriculum
In 2002, the Department of Education of the Philippines organized a new basic education curriculum that is aimed Filipinos to be empowered lifelong learners who are functionally literate. This 2002 Basic Education Curriculum featured four key reforms: (1) restructured learning areas (Filipino, English, Science, Mathematics, and Makabayan); (2) stronger integration of competencies and values across learning areas; (3) greater emphasis on the learning process and integrative modes of teaching; and (4) increased time to gain mastery of competencies. This paper discusses the new learning area featured the curriculum called Makabayan, which is an integration of various disciplines such as Araling Panlipunan, Home Economics, Physical Education, Health, Music, and Arts. Makabayan aims to have a learner that has a healthy personal and national identity. As such, the problems of recognizing the aims of MAKABAYAN curriculum are discussed, focusing on the weak conceptualization and articulation of social studies as a discipline under the said curriculum. In the process of studying the MAKABAYAN curriculum, there is a weak conceptualization of social studies due to a loose definition of the learning area and the lack of framework thereof.
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TY - CONF AU - Nikolee Marie A. Serafico-Reyes AU - Helius Sjamsuddin AU - Rochiati Wiriaatmadja AU - Said Hamid Hasan PY - 2019/04 DA - 2019/04 TI - Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) in the Philippine Makabayan Learning Area: Problems and prospects in articulating social studies as a discipline BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 138 EP - 143 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.33 DO - 10.2991/aes-18.2019.33 ID - Serafico-Reyes2019/04 ER -