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WhyNot05 Ciel & Pilar Habito

  1. 2. Transforming Philippine Education: Why Not? Cielito & Pilar Habito Cahbriba Alternative School Foundation Los Baños, Laguna
  2. 3. Overview <ul><li>What’s wrong with Philippine education? </li></ul><ul><li>Cahbriba’s Life Learning System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Learning System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Learning Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Towards Socially Responsible Enterprise </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What’s wrong with Philippine education?
  4. 5. What’s wrong with Philippine education? <ul><li>Our education system has: </li></ul><ul><li>Widened gaps in society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skewed access to quality education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biased for certain intelligences </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. What’s wrong with Philippine education? <ul><li>Our education system has: </li></ul><ul><li>Widened gaps in society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skewed access to quality education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biased for certain intelligences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused on employment rather than job creation </li></ul>
  6. 7. What’s wrong with Philippine education? <ul><li>Our education system has: </li></ul><ul><li>Widened gaps in society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skewed access to quality education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biased for certain intelligences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused on employment rather than job creation </li></ul><ul><li>Preoccupied with knowledge and information, neglected wisdom </li></ul>
  7. 8. Widening gaps <ul><li>Private education generally superior (and cost society less!) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Widening gaps <ul><li>Private education generally superior (and cost society less!) </li></ul><ul><li>Only the rich can afford the best schools </li></ul>
  9. 10. Widening gaps <ul><li>Private education generally superior (and cost society less!) </li></ul><ul><li>Only the rich can afford the best schools </li></ul><ul><li>Budget per pupil dropped </li></ul><ul><li>Schools focus on verbal/linguistic and logico/mathematical intelligences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiest for the rich to sharpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those strong in other intelligences are marginalized in the school system </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. The Nine Intelligences <ul><li>Musical/rhythmic </li></ul><ul><li>Bodily/kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Visual/spatial </li></ul><ul><li>Intrapersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal/linguistic </li></ul><ul><li>Logical/mathematical </li></ul><ul><li>Naturalist </li></ul><ul><li>Existentialist </li></ul>
  11. 12. Employment vs. Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Our schools tend to prepare students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to work for others, rather than to create work for others  high unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to earn incomes, rather than create wealth  low productivity </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Employment vs. Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Our schools tend to prepare students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to work for others, rather than to create work for others  high unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to earn incomes, rather than create wealth  low productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Typical student’s aim: to work for a multinational company or work overseas </li></ul>
  13. 14. Educating for Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Entrepreneurship values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can start from primary school </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Educating for Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Entrepreneurship values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can start from primary school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>secondary school up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not just for management majors </li></ul>
  15. 16. Wisdom vs. Knowledge <ul><li>Knowledge and information are easily accessible in this Information Age </li></ul>
  16. 17. Wisdom vs. Knowledge <ul><li>Knowledge and information are easily accessible in this Information Age </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge need not be memorized </li></ul>
  17. 18. Wisdom vs. Knowledge <ul><li>Knowledge and information are easily accessible in this Information Age </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge need not be memorized </li></ul><ul><li>What’s needed is wisdom: the ability to use knowledge to solve problems (family, community, nation humanity) </li></ul>
  18. 19. Wisdom vs. Knowledge <ul><li>Knowledge and information are easily accessible in this Information Age </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge need not be memorized </li></ul><ul><li>What’s needed is wisdom: the ability to use knowledge to solve problems (family, community, nation humanity) </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom does not come from science and math alone (also history, culture, humanities, philosophy, civics) </li></ul>
  19. 20. Learning Differently
  20. 21. The Life Learning System <ul><li>Life Learning System: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a dynamic learning social process centered on community life and living </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups of people who share common values and beliefs actively engage in community learning experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School, family & community engage in social, economic, political & cultural transformation </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Life Learning System: How Does It Operate? <ul><li>Content: Provide for the development of abilities that will lead learners to successful adaptation to a changing culture </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction: Operate according to the principles of effective teaching and learning (MI/LS) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment: Process-folio is an assembly of steps and phases in the course of learners developing projects, products or performances. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Learning Community: The Framework Institution Cultural Numeracy/ Literacy Environmental Numeracy/ Literacy Technology Environment People
  23. 24. Community Resources
  24. 25. Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship A values-driven innovation on the culture of thinking and interaction in education. This leads learners to serve as social, political, environmental & economic performers in the midst of cultural change.
  25. 26. Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship How Cahbriba Promotes It Metaphors of Life ( 4 Fs) Family (Social Performance) Kin Forum (Political Performance ) Citizen Fair (Cultural Performance) Artist Firm (Economic Performance) Entrepreneur Apprenticeship
  26. 27. Building the Nation’s Character <ul><li>Concern for the common good, rather than self-interest </li></ul><ul><li>Love of country ( Makabayan ) </li></ul><ul><li>Values education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught by example (by teachers, by society’s leaders) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught by community (immersion in real world problems & challenges) </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Postscript: Poverty is Not Inevitable <ul><li>Statistics tell us that one out of every four Filipino families is poor… but this also means 3 out of 4 are not </li></ul><ul><li>We only need one out of every three non-poor Filipino families to “adopt” one poor family and help nurture them sustainably out of poverty (“teach them to fish”) </li></ul>
  28. 29. Postscript: Poverty is Not Inevitable <ul><li>Statistics tell us that one out of every four Filipino families is poor… but this also means 3 out of 4 are not </li></ul><ul><li>We only need one out of every three non-poor Filipino families to “adopt” one poor family and help nurture them sustainably out of poverty (“teach them to fish”) </li></ul><ul><li>No one is so poor as to have nothing to share; no one is so rich as to need nothing from another </li></ul><ul><li>With enough caring & sharing… poverty need not be inevitable. </li></ul>
  29. 30. Why Not?

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