The K to 12 Basic Education Program

It aims to produce Filipino graduates who are holistically developed with 21st century skills prepared for higher education, middle level skills development, employment and entrepreneurship. Having quality education is a long term solution to under employment, malnutrition and poverty.

The Meaning of K To 12

K to 12 means kindergarten and the 12 years of elementary and secondary education. Kindergarten refers to the five year old that takes a standardized kindergarten curriculum. Elementary education refers to primary schooling that involves six years of education (Grades 1 to 6). Secondary education refers to four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12)

The New Learning Goals

The K to 12 curriculum is focused on the learners acquisition of the 21st century skills as follows:

Learning and Innovation skills

Creativity and curiosity

Critical thinking, problem solving and risk-taking

Adaptability, managing complexity self direction

 Higher order thinking and sound reasoning

Information, media and technology skills

 Visual and Information literacies

  Media literacy

 Basic, scientific, economic , and technological literacies

Multicultural literacy and global awareness

Effective Communication Skills

 Teaming, collaboration and interpersonal skills

 Personal, social and civic responsibility

Interactive communication

Life and career skills

 Flexibility and adaptability

 Initiative and self-direction

 Social and cross cultural skills

 Productivity and accountability

  Leadership and responsibility