UP CMC Partners with UP NISMED to Produce the EskweKalikasan On-Air and Online Modular Resources

The Department of Broadcast Communication and DZUP 1602 of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) which spearheaded the DZUP EskweKalikasan: Para sa kabataan, kapaligiran, at bayan Project, partnered with UP NISMED to produce on-air and online modular resources for senior high school. The DZUP EskweKalikasan educational resources were launched online and made available to the public for free on 24 September 2021. These resources are designed to raise awareness on the emerging and evolving discussions about climate change, disaster risks, sustainable living and development, and mindful consumption among senior high school students. It can serve as supplementary materials for the teaching of selected topics in Earth and Life Science, Culture and Society, and Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction of the Senior High School Science Curriculum. These resources may be accessed at https://dzup.org/eskwekalikasan/.

The 10 teaching modules conceptualized and co-developed by UP NISMED
for the DZUP EskweKalikasan Project (Artwork by RJ Torrecampo).

UP NISMED conceptualized and co-developed the 10 sets of EskweKalikasan teaching modules. One of the key features of the teaching modules is the use of inquiry-based learning through the scientific argumentation approach, where students are encouraged to examine different issues confronting their environment. Each teaching module comes with a podcast intended for students, a student activity sheet, a PowerPoint presentation that complements the lesson discussions, and a video guide and a radio program episode for teachers.

The DZUP EskweKalikasan Project was principally funded by the Philippine Government under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019 through the initiative of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, who is an advocate of environmental protection and management, climate resilience, and quality education.

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