DepEd cites the need to develop effective learning materials in teaching, learning

Published May 23, 2022, 4:17 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones emphasized the importance of developing effective learning materials in teaching and learning.

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“We have to further enhance the effectiveness, the usefulness of the materials we are using,” Briones said after the Department of Education (DepEd) partnered with Banco de Oro (BDO) Foundation and Huawei Philippines in developing innovative financial literacy self-learning modules (SLMs).

“I do hope that this wonderful event will be shared with the rest of the public, it is good to discuss not only politics but also how we can catch up with mathematics, with science, how we can prepare not only the learning capacities of our learners but also the capacity to teach of our teachers,” Briones said in a statement issued Monday, May 23.

DepEd, through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the BDO Foundation, Inc. and Huawei Technologies Phils., Inc. launched the search in December 2021.

The SLM writing competition was open to teachers on developing creative and innovative SLMs that best integrate financial literacy concepts in Science and Mathematics as an avenue in developing a financially literate citizenry.

Math, science teachers recognized

DepEd and its partners honored math and science teachers for developing innovative financial literacy SLMs at the online awards ceremony for The Search for the Best Supplemental Learning Materials in the Teaching of Defined Key Concepts in Science and Mathematics early this month.

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Twelve of the most outstanding submissions were recognized under various categories, including Jouie C. Gloria (Region XI-1st place), Alfie L. Macarulay, and Analie M. Calasan (Region X-2nd place), and Daylinda E. Lim (Region VIII-3rd place) for the Elementary Science Category.

Francis Jude M. Cezar (Region XII-1st place), Nely D. Baylon (NCR-2nd place), and Sheila Ruth C. Quinco (Region XII-3rd place) were also recognized for the Elementary Mathematics Category.

For the High School Science Category, Rheider Jan T. Bartolini (Region XI-1st place), Elma Lyne P. Labio (CAR-2nd place), and Shawn Dwight A. Ga (CARAGA-3rd place).

For the High School Mathematics Category, Sonia F. Aninipot and Rhoderick A. Aninipot (Region V-1st place), Raymar M. Galinggan (CAR-2nd place), and Arian Hazel A. Belain and Erwin C. Belain (Region XI-3rd place).

Meanwhile, Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio expressed his gratitude to DepEd partners for inculcating financial literacy in students.

“Writing self-learning modules that integrate financial literacy concepts in our learning resources is something that should be supported by everyone because we know that efforts to make the youngsters more financially literate will have to anchor on relevant learning resources,” San Antonio said.

The nationwide competition received a total of 96 entries, which were evaluated by a panel of judges composed of distinguished academicians from the country’s top universities.

These learning materials will be uploaded on the DepEd learning resource portal, where they can be readily accessed by teachers nationwide.