LCCAD, CCC, DepEd finalizes K to 12 LMs on CCA, DRVR
Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD), together with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and Department of Education (DepEd) Region V, is currently finalizing the K to 12 Learning Materials on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk & Vulnerability Reduction (DRVR).
As of press time, the learning materials (LMs) are being prepared for presentation to other stakeholders in Metro Manila for roll out early 2017. The LMs will also be exhibited to Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte since it is in his vision to adapt to climate change through education.
“The K to 12 learning materials on CCA and DRVR is vertically and horizontally aligned with the K to 12 curriculum”, LCCAD Executive Director Nong Rangasa stated. He added that both CCA and DRVR are converged in the learning materials from Grade 2 to 11.
Quality Assurance and Finalization
Last September 19-21, the three agencies hosted the Quality Assurance and Finalization of learning materials at Hotel Villa Angelina, Legazpi City, Albay.
During the workshop, Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Director Mahar A. Lagmay gave a lecture on probabilistic hazard mapping and disaster science to the invited teachers from the DepEd divisions of Albay, Ligao City, Legazpi City and Tabaco City. He added that the Philippines needs to understand and use the probabilistic hazard mapping in order to adapt to climate change and attain zero casualty during disasters.
The learning materials were also checked and assured of quality by the DepEd Albay Division as the office’s education program supervisors were present and led by Chief CID Sancita B. Peñarubia. She was thankful for the opportunity given by LCCAD and CCC to be the pioneers of change in the integration of CCA and DRVR learning in the K to 12 education curriculum.
The subjects wherein CCA and DRVR were integrated are: Science, Math, English, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan.
Other project stakeholders are House of Representatives Special Committee on Climate Change, Office of Albay 3rd District Representative Fernando V. Gonzalez, Office of the Albay 2nd District Representative and Senior Global Champion on Climate Change Joey S. Salceda, Local Government Unit of Legazpi City and Mayor Noel E. Rosal, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region V, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ako Bicol Partylist. (GANaz/LCCAD)