The review of the new Alternative Learning System (ALS) modules version 2.0 was recently held on 13-17 January 2020 at Asia Pacific College, Makati City, Philippines. This was organised in partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Education under the project work plan of “Better Life for Out-of-School Girls to Fight Against Poverty and Injustice in the Philippines” funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). This project supports the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in reaching the Sustianable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically SDG 4 as well as SDG 3 and 5.
This workshop envisaged in subjecting the new ALS learning materials to expert review by Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR) of the Department of Education (DepEd) focused on language, content and quality assurance for further revised by the writers and content specialists. The twenty-eight (28) DepEd BLR QAD reviewers are experts in their respective fields with diverse professional background such as DepEd division, regional, and central offices personnel as well as secondary school teachers and higher education insitutions faculty members.
Dr Ma Teresita Medado, President of Asia Pacific College presented the development of new ALS learning resources milestones. She highlighted the accomplishments and the collaborative efforts among UNESCO, DepEd and APC. Furthermore, Dr Medado looks forward for the inputs and suggestions of the review experts from DepEd BLR QAD to enhance the outputs of the writers and content specialists engaged by APC.
This exercise afforded an opportunity for the new ALS modules writers and content specialists to have a face-to-face discussions of the comments, suggestions and proposed revisions by DepEd BLR QAD review experts. The writers, content specialists, and reviewers highly valued the opportunity to clarify and to have a common understanding for a more quality ALS learning resources.
Mr Eric Labre, Senior Education Program Specialist, reiterated the commitmment and support of DepEd BLR in the development of quality new ALS learning resources that is aligned in the new ALS K-12 curriculum. Mr Labre conveyed that DepEd BLR is looking forward in the upcoming review of the revised pre-final version of the new ALS learning resources.