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Vision: A premier

higher institution in the


Bicol Region

Camarines Norte State College


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Abao Campus

Mission: the Camarines Norte


State College shall provide higher
and advanced studies in the fields
of education, arts and sciences,
economics, health, engineering,
management, finance,
accounting, business and public
administration, fisheries,
agriculture, natural resources
development and management
and ladderized courses. It shall
also respond to research,
extension, and production

Field
Study 4
Exploring the
Curriculum
Submitted by:

Alyssa Campita
BEEd-III-C

Submitted to:

Mr. Eduardo Abad, MaEd


Instructor

Table of Contents

Students Resume
What is a Teacher?
Prayer for Teachers
Field Study 4- Exploring the Curriculum
Episode 1 Look Deeper into the Concepts, Nature and Purposes

of the Curriculum
Episode 2 Whats the Curriculum Made of?
Episode 3 Whats New in Teaching and Learning?
Episode 4 Lets Craft the Curriculum
Episode 5 Tell me Your Features
Episode 6 The Wh- of Curriculum
Episode 7 Whats New in the Curriculum?

Over-all Reflection
Comments of the Cooperating Teacher

Prayer for Teachers

Dear Lord, bless these teachers mightily


as they seek to teach, enrich and guide
Your precious children.
Grant them abundant resources to do their job,
intelligence, wisdom, sensitivity, kindness,
and the material things that make it possible
to turn some of these tender green plants
into the strong, stable trees that will lead our nation,
to transform some of these buds into brilliant flowers
that will bring light, color and happiness
to all who encounter them,
and to give every one of them the tools
to be creative, and productive and to develop
their own kind of success in the world.
Lord, wrap Your loving arms around these teachers
who give so much of themselves to grow our youth
into creative, responsible adults.
We pray that You will immerse them
in your boundless, transcendent love.
We pray that You will strengthen and soothe them
when they have given so much of themselves
that they need Your extra attention, Your extra care.
We love, respect and admire these teachers, Lord
and we pray that you will watch over them always
these special people who hold our children
and our future in their hands.
Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

ALYSSA CAMPITA
Labo, Camarines Norte
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
College:
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Camarines Norte State College
Daet, Camarines Norte
Year 2012-present
High School:
Engineering Science Education Program (Science-Oriented Curriculum)
Vinzons Pilot High School
Vinzons, Camarines Norte
Year 2008-2012
Elementary:
Basic Education Curriculum
St. John the Apostle Academy
Labo, Camarines Norte
Year 2002-2008
EXAMINATION PASSED
Civil Service Professional Passer (October 26,2014)
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Age
Sex
Date of birth
Place of birth
Height
Nationality
Religion
Civil status
Language spoken

: 19
: Female
: February 18, 1996
: Labo, Camarines Norte
: 51
: Filipino
: Roman Catholic
: Single
: English, Tagalog

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FIELD STUDY
Course Description
This course is intended to introduce the pre-service students to effective
curriculum design and assessment. The course topics include curriculum models,
principles and approaches in designing, delivering, and addressing the
curriculum.
It emphasizes familiarity with contemporary curriculum policies and
framework and their relevance or planning, pedadogy and assessment at the
classroom level.
The course in curriculum development shall develop teachers who can
adjust and be flexible in designing and implementing curricula in learning
environments for different students in different context.
It can also apply a wide range of teaching process skills (including
curriculum development, lesson planning, material development, educational
assessment and pedadogy)
Field Study 4 is anchored on Curriculum Development and Educational
Technology.

General Objectives
1. Design a model of curriculum demonstrating considerations for basic and
higher education, appropriate community linkages, and stakeholders.
2. Address the monitoring of curriculum implementation and assessment of
curriculum
3. Prepare an alignment of developing objectives, pedadogy and
assessment.

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 1
LOOK DEEPER INTO THE CONCEPTS, NATURE AND PURPOSES
OF THE CURRICULUM
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to explain the
concepts, nature and purposes of the curriculum and how these are
translated into the school community.

My Tools

Accomplish the H Chart. Interview an administrator or a faculty


member. Get their ides/views of the curriculum. Write the differences
on both sides and the similarities at the center and then write your
personal insights.
Traditional
Curriculum
*Teacher is expert
and information
provider
*Textbook is key
source of information
*Focus on facts
*Product oriented
*Assessment is
quantitative

Progressive
Curriculum

Similarities
The role of teacher is
important
There is learning goals
Total learning
experiences

*Teacher is guide and


facilitator
*Sources are varied
*Focus on learning
inquiry/ quest/
discovery
*Process oriented
*Assessment is
quantitative and
qualitative

My Personal Insights
The type of curriculum a school offers is very important.
Based on the table above, we can see that the traditional
curriculum is far behind from the progressive curriculum.
Nowadays, we must go with the flow of 21 st century. We must
cope up with the changes so our curriculum must improve too so
that we can develop the children holistically. As we are in this
present generation, we must use the progressive curriculum
because it engages students in activities of a higher plane of
thinking.

My Enriching Activities
If you are to design a curriculum for your own school, what are
the things you need to consider? Accomplish the graphic organizer
below.

Students
Aims/
Objectives

Learning
Experiences

Things I
Need to Do
to
Consider
in
Preparing
My
Schools
Curriculum

Evaluation
Approaches

Content
/Subject
matter

My Analysis
1. Why do we need to consider the

traditional and progressive points of view


of curriculum?
Curriculum is the total learning experience. We
need to consider each points of curriculum because it
is necessary to accomplish the goal of education and
to improve points which need to be improved in order
to accomplish our objectives.

2. Why is there a need to revise the

curriculum from time to time?


We need to revise the curriculum from time to
time to come up with the changes that take place
here in the society and also to be globally
competitive. Revision of curriculum is also done to
enhance and improve the thinking skills of the
students and develop the quality of teaching to reach
the vision.

My Reflections/ My Insights
In narrow sense, curriculum is just the list of
subjects taught in schools. But in broader sense, it is not
just the subjects but rather the total learning experiences
we give to our children.

There are many curriculums happening in one school


like the written curriculum, achieved, taught, etc. there
are many types of it but what is essential is that together
they make one curriculum that makes a certain school
different from other schools.

Abao has 2 curriculums offered in Elementary


Department. From grades 1-3 it is K12 while from grades 46, the BEC is still the one used. Abao has a very good
curriculum: from the teachers to the administrators to the
school activities, it has become one of the prestigious
schools in Camarines Norte that is why when I become a
teacher soon, I want to be competitive or more competent
teacher just like the teachers here in Abao.

My Portfolio

Pictures of a traditional school

Pictures of Progressive School

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 2
WHATS THE CURRICULUM MADE OF?
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to identify the
components of the curriculum and curricular approaches.

My Map
For this concept, go through the following steps.
1. Visit a school
and find out how
they attain the
aims of
elementary,
secondary and
tertiary education.

2. Interview a
school
administrator/facul
ty about how they
concretize their
school's vision and
goals into the
curriculum.

4. Interview one or
two students and
ask them their
school's
vision/mission.

3. Record the
different
methods/startegies
that they employed
to attain their
school's objectives.

My Tools

For this Episode, visit a school/university or get a copy of the


school brochure. Copy the school/universitys vision, mission and goals
on this page.

My Analysis
To produce quality, effective, productive and globally competitive
education graduate embeud with positive values.
1. produce professional elementary teachers who will provide leadership for the total development of
school children
2. Develop BEED student's critical and reflective thinking skills or effective decision making.
3. Develop instructional competencies and classroom management skills of prospective elementary school
teachers.
4. develop technical skills through a functional research and extension program
5. Provide greater access to new information, innovations and communication technologies through
multimedia instruction and internet
6. Inculcate love of God, country and fellowmen among BEEd students.

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A premier higher education institution in the Bicol Region

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the Camarines Norte State College shall provide higher


and advanced studies in the fields of education, arts and
sciences, economics, health, engineering, management,
finance, accounting, business and public administration,
fisheries, agriculture, natural resources development
and management and ladderized courses. It shall also
respond to research, extension, and production services
adherent to progressive leadership towards sustainable
development.

1. How important is the schools vision, mission and goals in

designing the curriculum?


The schools mission vision and goals are very important in
designing the curriculum because your curriculum is for the vision
of the school. Curricula should revolve around the vision, mission
and goals which guide the school.
2. What methods and strategies were employed by

the school community to realize these goals?


The methods and strategies used to realize the schools goals
are through the curriculum, by the learning experiences like dayto-day lessons in the classroom, scholastic activities. Some of the
strategies are the planned objectives, the instructional materials
to be used; the multitude of teaching methods and educational
activities that enhances learning. Among the methods are the
inquiry approaches, constructivist and other emerging strategies
that complement new theories in teaching and learning.
3. How did the students manifest that they have

internalized their vision, mission and goals?


Here in Abao as they enter the gate and see the tarpaulins
hanged, I can say that they internalized their mission, vision and
goals because these tarpaulins show the triumphs of students
here. And also, they manifest it the way they interact, act and
speak. A student even at very young age appears to be intelligent
and knowledgeable enough.

My Reflections/ My Insights
Curriculums are made of the objectives, subject
matter, methods and strategies and the evaluation
approaches. Each of it is distinct but is interrelated to
each other. All the things that make up the curriculum are
supplementary to realize the goals of the school.
When I become a teacher, I will give my best to
follow the curriculum so that I will be able to provide
students with total learning experiences and also to prove
everyone that I am a product of a good institution.

My Portfolio
*Schools brochure
* Teaching guide

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 3
WHATS NEW IN TEACHING AND LEARNING?
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to discuss the teaching and
learning process.

My Map
In order to reach my target I should do the following steps using the
given pyramid.
3. Write
your
insights

2. Observe a class.

1. Write your ideas on teaching and learning.

My Tools
For this episode, I will use the activity from given below.
Interview a teacher. Ask if they perform these series of actions in the
teaching process.

PLAN
- Mam Apple
decides the
selection of subject
to be taught and
the needs of
learners , the
motivation to carry
out goals and the
strategies most fit
to carry her goals

IMPLEMENT
- Mam Apple
interacts with the
students and uses
several styles and
strategies in
implementing or
lesson proper

EVALUATE
- Mam Apple checks
if her plans and
implementation are
successfully
achieved

Observe a class, record the situations where these behavioral learning


theories are applied in real classroom work.
Behavioral Learning Theories
emphasize observable behavior such
as new skills, knowledge or attitudes
which can be demonstrated

Mam Apple assigned students to read selections in front of class. At


first some of the students are shy and talk softly but with Mams
guidance and encouragement that they can do it, the students became good
in reading, he now reads loudly and fluently.

Cognitive Learning Theories


unobservable mental processes are
used to learn and remember new
information or acquire skills

When the students dont know the meaning of a


certain word, Mam Apple asks other students the meaning
of it, or shes the one who gives the meaning of it. Then the
students can learn new word.

Discovery Learning
individual learns from his
discovery of the environment

The discovery learning happens here when a student


encounters a difficult word then Mam Apple gave clues to
the word so that the student will understand the word, or
will be able to give context to the word.

Reception Learning - learners are


directly involved in their own
learning

Reception learning happens here because Mam Apple


provides them experiences by letting them go in front.
They are directly involved because the instruction or the
lesson proper is active. They are directly involved because
they are learning by doing.

My Analysis
1. Explain why teaching and learning give life and meaning to the
curriculum.

Teaching and learning gives life to the curriculum because


it is the actual implementation of the curriculum and the
curriculum is nonsense if we are not going to implement it.
Teaching and learning complement and supplement each other.
Teaching and learning tests the curriculum if it is effective. The
value placed in teaching will reap the same value in learning, thus a
good curriculum can be judged by the kind of teaching and the
2. Discuss why the deluge of information poses a great challenge to
of learning
derived from it.
both quality
teaching
and learning.

The deluge of information poses a great challenge to both


teaching and learning because the curriculum seems to be overloaded;
too many subjects to cover, too many topics to teach. Sometimes the
curriculum is fragmented or is simply boxed. Unfortunately, the
learners life is not compartmentalized.

My Reflections/ My Insights
I LIKE TEACHING BECAUSE...

To teach is to make someone learn. It is the greatest


and noblest profession of all. When we teach we are able to
share knowledge and to be a role model for them. I like
teaching because I have a passion for it and I want to see my
students learn and apply what they have learned. I like teaching
I know it is my calling. I want to be a teacher because I want to
be an inspiration to my students.

My Portfolio
Pictures of the teaching and learning process
The student reads in front of class

The students were assigned to


answer and read silently

Mam checks students works

My Portfolio
Collage about learning

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 4
LETS CRAFT THE CURRICULUM
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to differentiate the different
curriculum design models.

My Map

To reach my target, I should do these steps.

Observe a class.

Identify the curriculum design used by


schools.

Reflect and write my insights/learning gained from the


activities.

My Analysis
1. Examine the Basic Education Curriculum. What aspects do

you want to modify. Why?


I think I want to modify the science and health because it is so basic
and activities or learning experiences for Grade 6 are limited. It lacks lesson
and should include more about general science. Students nowadays are
advanced and active so should the curriculum.
2. What curriculum models do you prefer? Why?

I prefer Learner-Centered Design. A progressive curriculum is student


centered and it is the center of the educative process. In this design,
learning is active rather than passive, environment is child-friendly, a child
gets many experiences and learns by doing, learners are empowered to shape
their own learning from the different opportunities given by the teacher,
and there is an emergence of multiple intelligences because of the different
learning centers. A Learner Centered Design curriculum also targets the
development of self with positive concept.

My Reflections/ My Insights

Subject Centered
Design Model

Problem-Center
Design Model

It focuses on the content of the


course. Here, the only important thing
is the instruction and the textbook.
It is more of quantitative rather
qualitative. Although it is the oldest
and most common design, learning in
compartmentalized and
sorted.
this
kind of design is
Here, the learnings are
just in the short term
memory

Here, the content cuts across the


subject boundaries and are based
on the needs, concerns, and
abilities of the students, I think it
is too affective. It only focuses on
the affective side of the
discussion.

What do I like best


in these curriculum
designs?

Learner-Centered
Design Model

This I think is the combination of the two. And this is the one I
like. It is student
centered and this emphasis is very strong in
Learner-Centered

elementary level since


students
nowadays are very active, so we
Design
Model
must be steps ahead from them. In this design, it stresses the
whole person and the integration of thinking, feeling and doing.
The 3 domains of learning are interconnected here.

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 5
TELL ME YOUR FEATURES
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to enumerate the six (6)
features of a curriculum.

My Map
To get on task, I should know the answers to these questions.

teaches?
do teachers teach?
do teachers teach?
do teachers teach?
much of the teachers?
lessons were learned?
do we teach?

My Tools

Interview a teacher in the school you visited and inquire how


they have utilized their parents as school partners in education.

According to Mam Apple, since there is no Parent


Teacher Association (PTA) in the school anymore, the
parents are regularly voluntary visiting their children in the
school.
Parents also are very involved in school activities and
are very supporting. They follow up the lesson of their
children at homes and they provided materials which are not
given by the school. They provide permission for their
children to participate in school activities.

My Analysis
1. As a future teacher, I need to know and understand the six (6)

features of the curriculum because...


I need to understand the features of curriculum because
it will help me to do my job better because I will know my roles
as a teacher. I cannot give the students all the knowledge if
there is one component of the curriculum missing. Teachers are
also the curriculum writers that are why we must understand
the features of it to be able to make the curriculum worthy.

My Reflections/ My Insights
The 6 features of a curriculum are the learners who are the
center of curriculum, the teachers who are the curriculum
developers and implementers, the administrators as the curriculum
managers, the parents as supporters, community members as
resources, and the stakeholders for the implementation.

I realized that these 6 features are essential in any


curriculum design, and they complete each other. When I finally
become a teacher, I will do my best to understand the learners,
talk to parents, do the tasks given by administrators, invite some
resource speakers and give students a distinct learning experience.

Before, I thought that after a curriculum has written it can


be implemented by anyone. Now, through this episode, I realized
that there are many persons in curriculum implementation and each
has its role to play. Some have direct involvement, and others have
indirect influence.

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 6
THE WH- OF THE CURRICULUM
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to identify the contribution
of students in enhancing and assessing the curriculum.

My Map
To attain my target, I should do the following:
1. Identify the various
implementations of the
curriculum.

2. State the role of


technology in
delivering the
of
curriculum

3. Explain the
different ways
assessing the
curriculum.
.

Interview the school administrator/ principal.


1. Explain ways on how to effectively implement the curriculum.

My Tools

pproach to instruction

ystematically planned

yntactic correctness

volving continouosly

equence is logical
upplantive

aximum provision

eeds are reflected


ducational quality

houghtful process

A
S
S
E
S
S
M
E
N

Write an acronym for curriculum assessment.

My Portfolio

Learner:
by following the
rules and
studying good
Faculty Members:

Parents:

by planing the
curriculum and
addressing the goals,
needs and interests of
the learners, and
enriching the curriculum
to suit the learner.

by supporting
their children
and effective
parental
involvement

Curriculum
Implentation
Administrators:
by being the
curriculum manager.
Supervising it,
recruiting teachers,
admitting students,
procuring materials
for effective teaching

Community
Members:
by giving and
serving as
resources to the
school

Other
Stakeholders:
by being great
influence and
contributing to
curriculum review

2. Visit the Learning Resource Center of a school. Interview the

media/learning resource staff. How does technology help in delivery


the curriculum?

Technology in education makes the delivery of lessons


more effective, efficient and humanizing. Technology
upgrades the quality of teaching and learning and gives
importance to student-centered and holistic learning.

Interview a faculty member or an administrator. Ask what


criteria they use in evaluating their school curriculum.
3.

According to Mam Apple, there are evaluation sheets given at the


end of the school year. There are also IPCR that are being evaluated to
monitor whether the teachers have complied with their committed
performances.

My Reflections/ My Insights
Technology has a great role in curriculum implementation.
Besides, we are now living in the 21 st century so there is really a must
that we uplift our education through the use of technology.
Technology integration enhances teaching-learning process because it
provides variety of lessons. For example, the internet is an extension
of the library. There is a need to provide students information that
forms a coherent whole so learning will end up effectively.

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FIELD STUDY
Episode 7
WHATS NEW IN THE CURRICULUM?
Name of FS Student
Alyssa Campita
__________________________
Course
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Year & Section
III - C
Resource Teacher Mam Ruby Ruth Apple Abanto Signature _____ ____
Cooperating SchoolCNSC College of Education Laboratory School Abao Campus

My Target
At the end of this activity, I should be able to discuss different
curricular issues and concerns.

My Map
To attain my target, I should do the following:

2. Interview
faculty
members on
the merits
and demerits
of these
innovations.

1. Visit DepEd or
interview school
administrators
on various
curricular issues
and concerns

My Enriching Activities
Select one innovation and complete the discussion web below. Interview
Education students to get their ideas on curricular innovations.

YES

NO

There are many activities


Some students feel
Learning is active
tired about the
There are always modules to
answer
bombardment of school projects and
There are great motivation the
eachlots
lesson
of modules they have to
Curriculum
There are pretest and posttest
to see
answer
The amount of knowledgeSome
a student
has are not that
teachers
gained
knowledgeable
Focuses on specializationSchool materials and facilities are not
Provides affordable education to poor
yet prepared for innovation, before they
families
innovate the curriculum, they should

K-12

innovate the facilities first.

My Conclusions
Curriculum managers and educational experts are
always looking for better ways to achieve better learning
through teaching. However, since curriculum innovations
seemed to be difficult for many, issues and concerns have
been raised about curricular innovations. The newness of
the idea to the users raises issues which need to be
addressed. Certain aspects need to be clarified in order to
overcome the attitude and feelings that create some
concerns.
Some of the curricular issues and concerns are the
poor academic performance of learners, the deprived
instructional
materials,
computers,
overcrowded
classrooms, some innovations are not communicated, some
teachers are so tired and not motivated, lack of regular
monitoring and evaluation about the performance, and many
other more.
There must be a fast-tracking of textbook, retraining of teachers, more buildings, provided computer
sets and other technology related equipment the DepEd
should provide to make a curriculum more effective.
In the installation of the new curriculum or
innovation in education, all stakeholders should be involved.
This participatory process provides a sense of ownership
and motivation to all stakeholders. In so doing, each one will
make sure that the result of the innovation will be positive.

CONCLUSION

First, I thought of this subject as a one-unit requirement to this


course, but that is not until I was in immersion/field already. I myself
witnessed what happens in a 4 corner classroom that made me excited on my
profession. And that made me realize that this subject is beneficial,
essential and important not only as a requirement but also because it gives us
an idea of what work we are into so that we will become an effective
teacher.
I personally gained a lot from this Field Study. I learned from the
teachers the real things that happen in a school. I saw the theories I
learned being applied in actual school, I saw the connections of theories, of
child growth, and etc because of this. And it makes me feel that I am one
step closer to being an effective teacher.
Having learned the curriculum and other curriculum that happens in a
school, I wondered what type of teacher I will become. I hope to be a
teacher in a child-friendly and child-centered school. I am excited in
executing all the things Ive learned and more excited on being the pilot of
my students.