DepEd sees blended learning as permanent mode of instruction
According to Vice President Sara Duterte, Department of Education is continuing to review blended learning as a permanent mode of instruction.
“Consequently, as part of the transition to in-person classes, blended learning shall still be implemented, and we are continuing to study the implementation of blended learning as a permanent mode of instruction for basic education,” she said during the Senate committee on basic education hearing.
“However, come November 2, the full implementation of five days of in-person classes is expected as well for all public and private schools,” she added.
Revsee Escobedo, undersecretary of the DepEd, said the first two weeks of school would be dedicated to psychosocial activities.
Learners will only return to their classrooms after the school’s management has evaluated the situation to be safe.
“Ibig sabihin, isasara pansamantala ‘yung eskwelahan o classroom na ‘yun hanggat sa matiyak natin na safe na uli silang bumalik ng paaralan,” he said.
DepEd Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said they propose using English and Filipino as the medium of instruction.
“I also agree that for purposes of teaching, while we propose the medium of instruction should be in English and Filipino, the local vernacular should be supplementary or an auxiliary language to emphasize the teaching points of the teacher to the learner,” he said.