The Research-Enchaced Curriculum (REC) for Junior High School was first used Saint Francis of Assisi College Las Piñas Campus last school year 2016-2017. This year, REC is in its full implementation and it has been started to be used by all other campuses of SFAC.
In REC, there are additional subjects or electives that should be taken in preparation of the research writing. For Grade 7, REC comprises Functional English which covers the mastery of the basic grammar and basic macro-skills for the mastery of English language and a more effective communication in various situations. This also serves as the foundation of writing for the students. On the other hand, the Statistic I covers the concepts and variables, the different data presentation tools, the measures of central tendency and variations, and the sampling designs and techniques.
For Grade 8, REC includes Introduction to Campus Journalism which provides students the knowledge on the development of journalistic writing skills and strategies for effective communication using mass media. The Statistics II now covers the hypothesis testing, the discussion of the statistical relationships among variables, the Chi Square test, and the statistical differences between groups. This second step will prepare students for research writing, specifically on quantitative research writing.
For Grade 9, REC offers Creative and Technical Writing which brings in the development of imaginative and methodological writing skills and strategies, on both creative and technical write-ups, for effective communication. This part provides students specifically on the communication processes of Research writing. In this level, the Introduction to Research (Practical Research I) will also be taken where students would know the rudiments of research, it is designed to further develop the research skills of the students by presenting concepts with practical applications specifically on qualitative researches. Students are also required to conduct, defend, and publish qualitative researches on this level.
For grade 10, REC involves Communication Arts which covers the mastery of the macro skills specifically the speaking. Speaking and public speaking strategies are the main concern of this subject as an enhanced preparation for oral defences. This level also includes Research Writing (Practical Research II) which allows students to learn the nature of quantitative researches and be able to apply quantitative data analysis techniques which have been learned in Statistics II. Students are also required to conduct, defend, and publish quantitative researches on this level.
These subjects from the new curriculum were made to ensure that students of Saint Francis of Assisi College, specifically the Junior High School students, be equipped with advanced lessons on research which they can use when they enter tertiary level.
Truly, Saint Francis of Assisi College continues to live with its vision and mission which is to provide progressive and holistic education and deliver well designed quality from the basic education to the tertiary level.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Research-Enhanced Curriculum
An optional Science Program for Grades 7 – 10 was conceived to better train students who will ultimately contribute to the development of our country as we move into the 21st century. This century will be an era characterized by rapid developmental studies. Our country will need citizens who will be familiar with these trends. The Science Program offers extensive training focused mainly on Science and Technology, Mathematics, English, and Information Technology. The Science Program aims to produce graduates who will be:
- better prepared and highly motivated to pursue a career in Science or related fields of studies;
- mathematically and scientifically literate who can cope with a more technologically advanced society;
- better prepared and highly motivated to pursue a career in Science or related fields of studies; and,
- better prepared in the processes of research.
The SFAC Franciscan Home Study Program or FHSP, duly recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd) and officially accredited by the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) to accept foreign students, is one of the forerunners or prime movers of the Home Study culture or movement in the Philippines in the early 1990’s when such an alternative program was not that popular yet.
The revitalized Franciscan Home Study Program seeks to provide a curricular environment that promotes meaningful learning and positive academic engagement to High School leavers. These boys’ and girls’ particular student conditions and personal circumstances compel them to drop out of high school and make it difficult for them to accomplish their high school competency levels and complete their high school education on time.
It is one of the very few viable Catholic-Oriented Home Study Programs that can boast of its long, proud and dynamic tradition of home study education and other allied services. It has produced a steady stream of successful local and foreign graduates (i.e. in the fields of entertainment, sports, advertising, politics, commercial modeling, etc.) equipped with experiential learning and coping skills that will prepare them for Senior High School.
The FHSP has likewise opened its doors and extended its services to the marginalized sectors of our society, the disengaged students who are struggling as learners and who once again will be ready, willing, and able to take on the regimen and the rigors of home study.
Over-aged students and senior students;
Unsupervised children of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers);
Working students and student family breadwinners;
FHSP aims to reach out to these displaced students, give them a sense of direction, and their self-esteem and personal worth. By bringing them back into the fold of mainstream education, FHSP would be able to improve students’ chances of finishing high school.
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