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FS 4

Exploring the Curriculum

FIELD STUDY
Episode 3
TELL ME

Name of FS Student: Kier A. Baugbog


Course: Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Mathematics Year & Section: Math 4-1
Resource Teacher: Folencio C. Carreon
Cooperating School: Dalandanan National High School

Your Target
At the end of this episode, you should be able to deliberate on the principles
involved in designing the curriculum and the learning activities provided.

Your Map
In your observation, please do the following steps:
Step 1: Critique the information from the curriculum
theory and practice through observation of the:
a. Learning Environment
b. Subject Matter
c. Books and Internet
Resources used
Step 2: Write your observations including the information
you gather.
Step 3: Reflect on your experience.

For this episode, please use the Activity Forms provided for you below.

MY
AND on
REFLECTIONS
My INSIGHTS
Observation Report
Interaction
The Learning
Environment

Subject Matter/s
Covered

Name: Kier A. Baugbog

Subject Observed: Mathematics


The Learning
Environment

Subject
Matter/s
Covered

The ambiance is not


very good.
Classes are too
bulky. This is the
reason why it is very
noisy during class
discussion.
There is lack of
electric fans. Some
classrooms are not
properly ventilated.
Rooms are well
designed. They have
their own theme.
There are quotes in
the walls of the
classroom.

All the topics


are followed
from the
curriculum.
I started
observing when
they already
discussing
polynomial
expressions.

Library and/or
Internet
Resources

Date of Visit:

Library
and/or
Internet
Resources
Library is open
to everyone.
Even visitors
from different
school.
Various books
can be found in
different
subjects.
Internet
resources are
only available
during t.l.e
sessions.

The learning
environment
should be peaceful
and free from
distractions.
The rooms should
be properly
ventilated. There
should be enough
electric fans for
everyone.
There should be
enough chairs for
everyone.
The rooms should
be properly
designed that will
help motivating the
students to study
hard.

Subject matter/s
should be
according to the
curriculum.
They should be a
solution for the
problems of the
society.
Needs and
interests of the
students should
also be considered.

Your Analysis

Why should teachers know about curriculum design?

There should be an
access to
everyone.
It is also ideal to
make the campus a
wi-fi zone. Of
course, with a
proper regulations.
Schools should
encourage the
students to use
different learning
resources.

Curriculum serves as the blue print of teaching; it is the master plan of the whole
teaching-learning process. It serves as the guide for the teachers. It is imperative
for the teachers to be familiar to every aspect of it for he/she will be properly
guided. One of its aspects is its design, whether it is a subject-centered, learnercentered, or a problem-centered design. These designs determine what are the
respective foci of the curriculum and so therefore anchored on the objectives of it.
Since teachers always consider the goals of the curriculum in the classroom
discussion, he/she should be knowledgeable of the different design.

What do most principles and theories of curriculum development have in common? How is
this commonality expressed or spelled out in the curriculum of the class you have
observed?

Most principles and theories of curriculum development have in common


expressed through the learning activities that the teacher has provided. Low
performance of the students is considered low if the curriculum has failed. It will
only be a good result if the performance of the pupils produces good results or
high scores. That is the time that we can consider the curriculum deemed
successful if the performance of the learners is higher than the target set. The
principles and theories of curriculum development contain common aspects which
are the welfare of the students. This commonality was expressed in the class
through the effort of the teacher to teach the students, to provide them the
knowledge of their lesson and making sure that they understand the lesson well by
asking those questions and by giving tests.

Your Reflections
From your FS experience, keep in touch with your most meaningful learning and
express it through abstract visual representation. Please use appropriate colors to
represent your feelings and significant learning.