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Direk Joey Reyes reacts to learning modules: “EDIOTS”

Direk Joey Reyes reacted to a learning module that was posted on Facebook. Direk Joey was dismayed about the said material and wondered what kind of values and education are given to the learners. Direk Joey aside from being a movie director is also himself a member of the academe.

On his Facebook account, Direk Joey shared the module and posted his thoughts about it:

“A friend posted this on her wall, tagging and asking me what I thought of this Filipino 2 module that her niece was given to study rhetoric using our national language.

What was not only dismaying but infuriating about the material is self-explanatory. What kind of vision and even professionalism exist among those in charge of education in this country if the teaching of language is based on identifying “hugot lines” and “quotable quotes” from local movies and asking who rendered these dialogue? What sort of learning expectations and deliverables are found here … or did whoever made this module think that involving popular culture trivia is an effective way to teach language?

I work in media, I work in the academe …. and, as I said, I am not only disgusted but infuriated and demoralized by the educational standards being shown to Filipino students. How can we develop a nation of critical thinkers whereas some of those who were given the responsibility of shaping the minds of the young are in dire need of brains and even dedication to their work as well?

Thus today I have concocted a new term: “EDIOTS”. Idiots in Education.”

(Photo source: Facebook – @joey.reyes)

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