With the implementation of the K-12 Curriculum comes an introduction of a new approach to teaching and learning. The spiral progression approach will open more rooms both for mastery of the subjects and academic excellence.
Inspired by Bruner’s model of the spiral curriculum, this innovative approach will introduce first the basic or simple concepts then add more complex details as the student is promoted to the next grade. Compared to the disciplinal approach wherein one subject (discipline) is tackled in one grade level, the spiral progression approach builds on content and competence from one grade level to the next. These are revisited at each grade level with increasing depth and difficulty. Students will learn best by building on their current knowledge. Thus, students will develop mastery of subjects and improved retention. Say for example, students need not wait for junior and senior high school to learn concepts and their applications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, With the spiral progression approach, these subjects will be discussed starting at the elementary level, beginning with simple concepts and skills to more complex as the student reaches the higher grades across the K-12.
This new approach may be difficult for most students especially since the Philippine education system has been using the traditional, disciplinal approach in the curriculum for decades now. Without mastery of the simple and basic concepts, most students could find the more complex lessons and skills difficult to cope with. The good news is there are a number of groups who provide learning support programs to face the challenge of coming up with a continuum of standards and competence.
Your Tutorial Center (YTC), a 3-in-1 education center which offers Tutorial, Review and Language programs, provides K-12 aligned ACADEMIC TUTORIAL and review programs from Kinder to college all throughout the year. All lessons offered, especially in math and science subjects are aligned with the spiral progression approach to help students adapt with the new curriculum. Moreover, YTC tutors are updated with the spiral progression approach and trained to facilitate the teaching-learning sessions for the students to achieve hots (higher order thinking skills) critical for the spiral progression approach.
YTC is one with the K-12 curriculum to produce Filipino graduates who are holistically-developed with 21st century skills through its programs and services geared to prepare kids and teen for higher education, middle-level skills development and entrepreneurship.