Pedagogical Repertoire for Developing Civic Competence in the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum - A Perspective from Philippines

Rodante P. Avila, Said Hamid Hasan, Rochiati Wiriatmadia, Asmawi Zainul

Abstract

Civic education is a critical component of education that nurtures citizens to contribute in the public life of a democracy, to utilize their privileges and their responsibilities with necessary knowledge, skills, attitude, and values. The purpose of this study is to examine what competencies do young Filipinos need to become active citizens in the 21st century. Specifically, this article tends to: (1) identify key competencies required for active citizenship of elementary pupils in the Philippine context; (2) translate those competencies to school-based activities in the form of curricular and pedagogical strategies. Several stages were conducted: at first, exploring documents for content analysis related to the focus of the study; studying the connection of civic knowledge, civic disposition and civic skills in the scope and content in the Social Studies curriculum; then developing critical civic competence learning approach focused on students as the actors of the era and teachers as facilitators of learning; and finally, developing ‘active and engaged citizens’. Those stages were carried out through Participatory Action Research (PAR) collaboratively conducted by the researcher. To translate civic competencies to school-based activities, it is recommended to use eclectic models, which are a combination of several approaches, rather than commit themselves to one particular approach only. Eclectic models are not merely patchwork but a synthesis where desired features from several models are selected and integrated into a new whole.

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Avila R., Hasan S., Wiriatmadia R. and Zainul A. (2017). Pedagogical Repertoire for Developing Civic Competence in the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum - A Perspective from Philippines.In 2nd Asian Education Symposium - Volume 1: AES, ISBN 978-989-758-331-5, pages 288-293. DOI: 10.5220/0007302902880293


in Bibtex Style

@conference{aes17,
author={Rodante P. Avila and Said Hamid Hasan and Rochiati Wiriatmadia and Asmawi Zainul},
title={Pedagogical Repertoire for Developing Civic Competence in the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum - A Perspective from Philippines},
booktitle={2nd Asian Education Symposium - Volume 1: AES,},
year={2017},
pages={288-293},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007302902880293},
isbn={978-989-758-331-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd Asian Education Symposium - Volume 1: AES,
TI - Pedagogical Repertoire for Developing Civic Competence in the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum - A Perspective from Philippines
SN - 978-989-758-331-5
AU - Avila R.
AU - Hasan S.
AU - Wiriatmadia R.
AU - Zainul A.
PY - 2017
SP - 288
EP - 293
DO - 10.5220/0007302902880293