SECURING THE SUCCESS OF THE WHOLE CHILD IN THE 21st CENTURY
What is the WHOLE CHILD CONCEPT and Why is it relevant in 21st Century Learning?
EFFECTS OF HEALTH & EDUCATION
Health and education are vital for the growth and development of each child as well as the society he/she is in. Given that the youth spend majority of their time in schools, these serve as an ideal site for promoting both health and education. Thus, incorporating health programs into schools offers great potential for improving academic performance and learning.
LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
P21 hopes to promote 21st century learning by forging strong partnerships among the educational sector, businesses, communities, and government leaders in order to help learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in this challenging, modern world.
WHAT IS THE WHOLE CHILD APPROACH?
The Whole Child approach (as defined by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development or ASCD) shifts the focus from mere academic achievement to the promotion of each child’s long-term development and success. It transforms education policy and practice into sustainable, collaborative action among educators, families, community members, and policymakers.
WHOLE SCHOOL, WHOLE COMMUNITY, WHOLE CHILD MODEL
The Whole Child Approach meets students’ diverse needs through the collaboration of students themselves as well as their families, schools, and communities. It ensures that every student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. This paves the way for inclusive and sustainable school improvement and, thus, prepares students for long-term success.
As the main site of students’ learning, the school serves a vital role in ensuring that each child is safe, healthy, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Various community agencies and families have great responsibility in helping to meet each child’s needs. It’s also important to note that school staff and students play a part in their local community.
The ultimate focus of both the school and the community, the child is what we aspire to nurture and prepare for the 21st century as future leaders of our nation.
WHOLE CHILD TENETS:
Every learner enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
Every learner is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and bigger community.
Every learner can receive personalized learning and is assisted by competent, caring adults
Every graduate is academically challenged and ready to thrive in college (or higher studies) and for working and being a part of the international environment.
FRAMEWORK FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING
Thriving in the 21st century demands a unique set of competencies from students. P21 has come up with a Framework for 21st Century Learning that was based on recommendations of teachers, education specialists, and business leaders. This Framework defines the knowledge and skills that students must have to be effective in work and life, along with the required support systems to achieve 21st Century learning outcomes.
THE 4 Cs OF 21C
Every learner shares his/her ideas effectively in various settings through oral, written, and nonverbal ways. The learner also constructively listens and understands other people’s ideas, attitudes, and objectives.
Every learner is able to work harmoniously with a variety of people and do his/her part in collaborative work. The learner is also able to compromise with teammates and appreciate their respective contributions.
CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Each learner is able to effectively use different kinds of reasoning based on the contexts he/she is in. The learner is able to apply systems thinking; make rational judgments and decisions; and solve various problems either conventionally or creatively.
Each learner is able to formulate, enhance, and review his/her own ideas and communicate them effectively to others. He/she is able to apply those ideas, whenever feasible, to contribute to the field he/she is in.
5 THEMES OF 21st CENTURY LEARNING
Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
ROAD MAP FOR 21st CENTURY LEARNING
In order to cater to the unique and diverse needs of 21st century learners, we need to explore all aspects of education: from teaching, to infrastructure, assessments, and leadership. With this Roadmap, educational leaders can figure out their current system and what they should aim for as they build a learning environment that supports 21st century learning.
FORMULA FOR THE FUTURE
REX combines the themes of P21 and the tenets of ASCD to develop products that are not just aligned with the DepEd Curriculum, but are also designed to ensure the success of the Filipino Whole Child in the 21st Century.
Aligned with our reason for being, we continue to find ways to elevate education, Para Sa Bata.
We are committed to educating the Filipino Whole Child. We believe in the importance of preparing our learners for nation-building by enhancing their 21st Century Competencies. Everything that we have been doing for the past 67 years – from publishing textbooks for Basic Education, Senior High School, Tertiary, and Law, to organizing seminars for teachers and school administrators, to offering learning management systems that support blended learning, and so on – are for the Filipino Whole Child: Para Sa Bata.
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