DepEd strengthens climate education in K to 12 curriculum

Published August 6, 2022, 11:20 AM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterated its commitment to strengthening climate education in the basic education curriculum.

DepEd / MANILA BULLETIN

“While climate change concepts are already integrated with the K-12 curriculum, there is a need to strengthen its presence in the curriculum by refining learning competencies and standards and monitoring learning delivery,” DepEd said in a statement issued Saturday, Aug. 6.

In the current K to 12 curriculum, DepEd noted that climate change concepts are already integrated into various subjects including Science, Health, Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies), Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP), Mathematics, English, Filipino, Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) & Technology and Livelihood Economics (TLE) and Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH).

Meanwhile, DepEd said that is one with the Climate Change Commission in strengthening climate literacy and supporting climate action in the basic education curriculum to hone learners and personnel who are climate literate and proactive in championing resilient and sustainable schools.

Under Republic Act (RA) No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act, DepEd said that Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) has been “promoting climate education through different programs, projects, and activities” aligned with the updated K to 12 curriculum.

DepEd said that it is also reviewing learning competencies relevant to Climate Change Education (CCE) and coordinates various offices and experts with the enhancements needed in developmentally-appropriate and multi-disciplinary climate change education.

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