Print ISSN: 0016-4139 Online ISSN: 2719-082X
In the attempt to provide an alternative mode to deliver the competencies of the Philippine K to 12 Junior Science Curriculum, the researchers explored thematic instruction. Cognizant to the process is the identification of the themes for the pedagogy. The researchers used a qualitative research design with document analysis procedures for the identification of the theme and expert interviews for its validation. Upon the document analysis of the different curricular reforms in the Philippines, four emergent themes were identified—body, environment, country, and earth and universe. On the other hand, the science education experts found the themes to be adaptable, useful, understandable, and feasible. However, the validation process revealed some inputs to the development of the thematic instructional model in terms of its international adaptability, matching of topics with the theme, and the potential of integration with other disciplines.