Consumer Education to Be Included in 2010 High School Curriculum

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Consumer Education to Be Included in 2010 High School Curriculum


Davao City — The Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will incorporate consumer education in the high school curriculum this coming school year (SY) 2010, an official said.Carmen Avendaño of the BTRCP revealed that consumer education will be integrated in the existing secondary subjects in high school which include English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science, Araling Panlipunan, Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH), Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), and Values Education.The topics to be integrated in the said subjects are the 18 Fair Trade Laws and the One Town, One Product (OTOP) program for which 97 lesson exemplars were written.This was announced during her recent visit to the city for the Mindanao leg of the Teachers-Trainors’ Training held at the Davao City National High School.During the training, a demonstration on the integration program was conducted among high school students. Avendaño was impressed by how the integration was handled, most especially in Mathematics.“I wasn’t expecting that consumer education can be taught in Math. The teacher used geometric sequence. Ang ginawa n’yang halimbawa ay double dead meat, na ‘pag nakain mo ang ganito kaliit na piraso, ganito kadami ang bacteria na sisira sa kalusugan mo. …

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