A congressional leader on Monday called on the Department of Education to hold online meetings with parents, teachers and students to get their feedback on blended learning.
Assistat Majority Leader and Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas the virtual meetings will help DepEd adjust its programs for the new school year based on the assessment of education stakeholders.
“The DepEd will have a much better appreciation and understanding of challenges faced by teachers, parents and students with regard to the blended learning program because they will given the chance to interact,” Vargas, member of the House committee on basic education and culture, said.
He added the virtual meetings would be useful for all education stakeholders in both public and private schools. Several private schools have started classes in August while public schools will formally open on October 5.
“The online consultations will also help manage the expectations from stakeholders. There have been reports about misunderstandings between parents, teachers and students in private schools on how blended learning works. Complaints abound regarding the curriculum and the use of technology in online classes. These issues should be discussed before October 5 to avoid further setbacks in learning,” he said.