Exploring the Curriculum
WHAT’S THE CURRICULUM MADE OF?
Name of FS Student
Course Bachelor of
Rivera, Roxane E.
Secondary Education Major in English
Year & Section III-I___
Upper Bicutan National High School
At the end of this activity, I should be able to identify the components of the curriculum and
My Performance (How I Will Be Rated)
Field Study 4, Episode 2 – What’s the curriculum made of?
Focused on: The components of the curriculum and curricular approaches.
All tasks were
All or nearly all
Nearly all tasks
tasks were done
were done with
with high quality
Analysis questions Analysis questions Analysis questions
Vaguely related to
Fewer than half of
tasks were done;
or most objectives
met but with poor
were not answered
from the episode
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from the episode
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For this concept, go through the following steps.
1. Visit a school and find out
how they attain the aims of
elementary, secondary and
2. Interview a school
how they concretize their
school's vision and goals into
4. Interview one or two
students and ask them their
3. Record the different
methods/startegies that they
employed to attain their
For this Episode, visit a school/university or get a copy of the school brochure. Copy the
school/university’s vision, mission and goals on this page.
•A result oreiented sceondary school that produces skilled,
value0laden and academically competetive learners resilient to global
•To provide quality education for all learners equiped with life0long
skills, desirable values and borad knowldege committed in building a
progressive environment- friendly society.
•To realize our vision, we seek to live out and commit to:
1. Professionalize all operations, build up effective system of
planning, coordination and evaluation of all units of the school.
2. Provide training programs, seminars, workshops and inter-school
activities to help them grow to their fullest potential.
3. Procure equipments and adequate resources necessary to enhance
4. Deepen harmonious relationship among parents, benefactors and
community through social oriented activities such as outreach
programs, cultural shows, sports festival and other related activities
1. How important is the school’s vision, mission and goals in designing the curriculum?
The school vision, mission and goals are very important part in curriculum
development. The school’s vision is a clear concept of what the institution
would like to become in the future. It provides the unifying elements in which
the members of the school community perform individually and collectively. It
serves as the guiding post around which all educational efforts including in the
curriculum should be aligned. Objectives direct the change in behavior which
is the ultimate aim of learning. They provide the bases for the selection of
learning content and learning experiences. They also set the criteria against
which learning outcomes will be evaluated.
2. What methods and strategies were employed by the school community to realize these
Some of the methods and strategies done by the school are the following:
Direct Method or lecture method- this aimed at helping students acquire
procedural knowledge which is knowledge exercised in the performance of
some task. This is used in everyday class interaction in the class that u am
observing. This is the basic, some say obsolete method yet effective to impart
knowledge to students.
Inquiry method- this school provides opportunities to the students to explore,
inquire, and discover learning. Instead of giving assignments that can be copy
pasted on the internet my cooperating teacher give task that requires
analyzation and application of the learning.
Project method- though this is not done with the English class that I am
observing, I observed that this is done to other major subjects such as TLE,
Math and Science. This method aimed to give students first hand experiences.
Fieldtrips- my cooperating school offers variety of Educational trips for every
subject. One of the problem I observed with these method is not all students
can’t afford to pay the fieldtrip fee limiting only the learning experience to
those who have the money to pay for it. Fieldtrip is a good method to expose
students to the larger society to which they are a part.
Seminars- small seminars are given to the students to educate them with things
that are not taught in a classroom context. The school has seminars for
journalism, mathematics, computers and other basic skills. This is a big help in
attaining the school vision for it provides student not only knowledge but also
the necessary skills.
3. How did the students manifest that they have internalized their vision, mission and goals?
The students manifest that they have internalized their vision, mission
and goals by the evaluations or test done by the schools. These examinations
will measure the cognitive development of the learner.
affective development of the students can be seen by the way they behave
inside the school, the way they interact with the people around them and the
way they fulfill their responsibility as a member of the community, as a student
and as children to their parents. The psychomotor skill can be manifested
through the acquisition of skills learned by the school in the actual day to day
living. it can be through doing simple works and chores, solving simple life
problems and making life changing decisions.
My Reflections/ My Insights
The first component of the curriculum is the learning
goals and objectives which are based on school’s mission,
vision and goals which are based schools larger vision and
mission but of course this school’s vision and mission is also
aligned on the goals of education as stated on the
Just like in our lesson plan our vision and mission
serves as our guiding stars for it allows us to decide what
to be included in our curriculum and what is to be omitted,
it is also important that students must be aware of the
schools vision and mission so that they can internalized it
and for them to set their personal objectives.
When I was still in High school I wasn’t even of my
alma matter vision and mission and I didn’t even know the
importance of these goals but now that I am a future
teacher and maybe a future curriculum maker someday I’ve
realized the importance of the school goals. I’ve also
learned that the school objectives should also reflect the
needs and specialization of the whole educational
community. At the same time, the school goals should be
supported with quality educational experiences and
learning content. And finally there should be an evaluation
to know whether our aims which is to develop a well
balanced individual is attained or not.
Paste the school brochure on this page
Proof/ activities/ ways to help the students internalize their
schools, mission, vision and goals
Put a sample of the following on this page:
Scope and sequence chart