STRATEGIES TO KEEP THE MS 1 AND MS 2 SUBJECTS RELEVANT AND LEARNER-CENTEREDWITH SELECTED COURSES IN BICOL UNIVERSITY
Mercielen R De Leon
CHED Memorandum Order 59 series of 1996 mandates the teaching of Philippine History and Rizal to students in the tertiary level as part of the General Education Curriculum. Bicol University lodges upon the General Education Department (GenEd) the teaching of the MS subjects. The GenEd,, therefore, faces the challenge of fostering the values of nationalism and cultural heritage and at the same time, keeping up with the demands of time for global competitiveness, relevance of the subject to economic and social developments, and keeping up with the learner-centered curriculum. Five courses with different interests and specializations (Computer Science, Education, Biology, Philosophy, Physical Education) were subjected to observation, rubrics and evaluation which resulted to varied teaching strategies, activities and required output for every course which catered to their distinct interests, skills, and aligned with the required skills of their fields of specialization.