Synthesis on Curriculum Innovation: The K12 Curriculum a New Challenge
Primary Objective: To develop and enhance the 21ist Century learner to be globally competitive, advance technology oriented.
The most challenging part in the world of academe is the curriculum innovation because the education system has many changes. Our public schools have had already a curriculum then abruptly and instantaneously it will about to change, some part of the implemented curriculum and put into addition the new method which is new introduction of some innovation because education is dynamic it will change and innovate from time to time if there were some instances after series of research that this particular curriculum is already obsolete and no longer applicable in the educational system present context it will be modified or eliminated and substituted by the most appropriate and convenient which was anchored to the global competition.
There were questions arises when it comes to changes as to what extent the curriculum be modified? What was the rationale behind the changes? How it affects to the administrator, teachers, students, stakeholders? Was there a relationship of this modification to the government’s goal? What is curriculum?
Curriculum (Webster Dictionary) defined as the introduction of something new idea, method of device.
According to (Babson) innovative curriculum engages students and professionals in interdisciplinary education that inspires analytic thinking, creatively and ethical practice through experiential learning. The learners were introduce into global learning (Hong Kong School of Curriculum) also discuss how sociopolitical and economic changes as well as technology advancement help transform teacher’s role and reshape curriculum policies. The philosophy behind curriculum innovation is to reflect life experiences, common sense, socioeconomic background, education and the general belief of the people. Personal philosophy is an evaluation and continuation of the existence of individual growth.
K12 is the new curriculum development in the second phase of implementation this is the forerunner of the Philippines battle for future competitiveness. The Philippine government spend billions of pesos for this curriculum innovations which is the additional two years in basic education the Senior high school program. Because researchers believed that Philippines is the only country in Asia that offered no senior high school in basic education. Perspective of the teachers as curriculum incorporates an understanding of teacher’s crucial role in shaping the curriculum that is lined out in schools among students, school administrators. The purpose of curriculum innovation for the learner to be acquainted with the so called global education in which the learner will fully equipped with competencies which from simple to spiral ,method of learning tend to learn in large jumps, absorbing material almost randomly without seeing connections, and then suddenly “getting it.” may be able to solve complex problems quickly or put things together in novel ways once they have grasped the big picture, but they may have difficulty explaining how they did it ..It sets the subjects within this wider context, and shows how learning experiences within the subjects need to contribute to the attainment of the wider goals In article an Mirror by Max V. De Leon in 2011 he mentioned that the Philippines ranks a poor seventh among nine Southeast Asian nations in the area of education and innovation. What are other countries doing in education that makes them on top? What is in their curriculum and instruction that is not actually found in the Philippine? Identifying the curriculum and instructional design models that best fits our country is complicated. Careful analysis and judgment must be done first and before anyone can analyze he must be knowledgeable of the current principles, policies and practices that guide curricular and instruction developer in our country. Another equally important aspect to think about is the knowledge and understanding of the different approaches, designs and models. Its similarities, and differences matters also. The K to 12 Program covers kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of junior high school, and two years of senior high school SHS) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship .Curriculum designs lend form to, and chart provisions for, the processes of learning and teaching and become concrete and operational at various stages of educational practice. It provides varied qualities and powers of experience and knowledge. There are different designs of curriculum: