Special Curricular Programs: Guidelines on the use of the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs)

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Published on 2020 July 30th

The Department of Education, through the Bureau of Curriculum Development-Special Curricular Programs Division, releases the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) for the following Special Curricular Programs (SCPs) to be used nationwide by field implementers for SY 2020-2021 only: - Special Program in the Arts (SPA) - Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL) - Special Program in Journalism (SPJ) - Special Program in Sports (SPS) - Special Program in Technical-Vocational Education (SPTVE) The MELCs maintain the commitment of the SCPs to cater to the needs of the 21st century learners with the view of preparing them for different career pathways within the framework of the K to 12 Basic Education Program. The MELCs are anchored on their respective non-negotiable content and performance standards prescribed in the curriculum guides of the special curricular subjects. The release of the MELCs intends to assist SCP implementers as they address the instructional needs of learners while ensuring that the standards are maintained and achieved. It should be noted that the MELCs identified for the abovementioned SCPs shall be used on top of the previously issued MELCs developed for the regular K to 12 curriculum.

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