The New LALC Curriculum: The Old Curriculum
Our old curriculum was still working properly.
However, we felt that there was a need to change it, given the changing needs of the 21st century; there is also a need to align it with the mandate given to us by the Department of Education of the Philippines.
The old LALC Curriculum is thematic. We divide the school year into three trimesters, and each trimester had subject and topics that were grouped into appropriate themes. The first trimester covered topics about learning about myself, the second trimester focused on understanding the community that the child was in, and the third trimester was all about expanding their knowledge of the responsibilities that we all share towards our country and the world.
All of these topics and themes are conducted with various activities and exercises that engage and stimulate the minds and bodies of our pupils.
Reframing the Mission-Vision of LALC
We know that it is our responsibility to make sure that our pupils are well-equipped to deal with the challenges that they will face.
When we analyzed the curriculum we felt that there were some things lacking.
First of all, we wondered if it was enough for us to teach our pupils – your children – the three Rs of traditional education: Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.
The needs and requirements in the new economy that is emerging during the second decade of the 21st century requires us to make some adjustments in the nature and purpose of our pupil’s education. We know that it is our responsibility to make sure that our pupils, who will be responsible and involved citizens of tomorrow, are well-equipped to deal with the challenges that they will face. We feel that merely focusing on Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic (while fundamental in learning) in our curriculum, does not really provide anything special and unique in the Little Archers Learning Center. We take our responsibility as educators seriously, and your choice to send your child to the Little Archers Learning Center must be met with an earnest effort to prepare your child appropriately for the future. (more…)