DepEd backs immersion prior to return of in-person instruction
The Department of Education supported the reintroduction of physical work immersion in the ongoing progressive expansion of face to face classes to strengthen active school participation and planning for various service delivery conditions.
In Senior High School (SHS), the implementation of physical work immersion, which is a required subject for the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) track, was suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are strongly suggesting that work immersion should be implemented for the SHS learners as they are nearest to accomplishing their postsecondary goals and dreams,” Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones said.
During the regional EduAksyon press conference hosted by DepEd-Mimaropa, Usec. for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said DepEd has created guidelines on work immersion prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Puwedeng gawin ang immersion kahit hindi pa pinapayagan ang limited face to face classes noon, pero ngayong may face to face classes na, ibabalik natin ang face to face immersion. Maaaring magkaroon ng pagkakataon sa aktwal na karanasan sa industriya ang mga mag-aaral sa SHS hinggil sa kanilang specializations na napili,” San Antonio said.
In the recently approved Revised Operational Guidelines on the Progressive Expansion of Face to Face Learning Modality, DepEd prescribes schools to fully comply with the School Safety Assessment Tool, which has been revised to allow more schools to eventually reopen.
Asec. for National Academy of Sports and Field Operations Malcolm Garma said schools undergoing assessments should prioritize the inclusion of SHS students in the expansion of in-person classes.
“Naniniwala tayo na ang grades 11 and 12 ay kailangang bumalik sa kanilang klase, so ‘yong immersion natin ay kasama sa babalik sa ating face to face classes. Kung magkakaroon na sila ng immersion sa anumang industriya, isasailalim sila sa mga patakaran na pinaiiral ng Inter-Agency Task Force,” Garma said. – Press release