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Learning Activity 3: The Teacher and the Community

Name of FS Student:
Course: Year & Section:
Resource Teacher:
Cooperating School:

Your Goal

At the end of this episode, you will be competent in identifying possible linkages between the school
and the community particularly those that will help attain curricular goals.

Your Tasks

For the school to succeed in winning the support of the community, it is necessary for the teacher to
identify areas for linkages. To reach your goal, follow these tasks:

Step 1 Visit the community where the school is located.

Step 2 Gather information about the issues/concerns and


problems that may affect the school. Also, gather information
about the resources found in the community.

Step 3 Analyze the possible linkages that the school and


community may forget.

Step 4 Reflect on the role of the teacher as a member of the


community.

An observation Guide for a Community Visit

1. Describe the community in terms of the following:


a. Location, identifying adjacent/ neighboring barangays
b. Presence of any government agency office or project

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c. Operating non-government organization (NGO) or government project
2. Identifying some issues, concerns, problems confronting the community that may affect
the school.
3. Make an inventory of community resources-human and natural.
4. Community assistance/support from the school.

Community Visit Report

Name of the School observed:__________________________________________________


School Address: _____________________________________________________________
Date of Community Visit: ______________________________________________________
Contact Person in the Community:_______________________________________________
Position: ________________________________________ Signature: _________________

Description of the Community


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Location and Neighboring Barangays


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Community issues/Concerns/Problems
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Community Resources
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Community Assistance? School Support
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Your Analysis
Suggest ways where the school can use the resources of the community more creatively.

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In what way can the school address the issues/concerns/problems of the community?

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How can the school and community concretely and positively work together for community
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Your Reflections

How did you fell while you were undertaking the community visit? Were there new learning that you get
in such visit?

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As the future teacher, what would you do to establish a cordial working relationship with the
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How will you win the community to support the school programs and projects?

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