Joey Reyes Air Dismay on DepEd Self-Learning Modules for Adding Movie Lines
Veteran director Joey Reyes express infuriated and demoralized after seeing the movie lines included in Department of Education (DepEd) self-learning modules.
Joey Reyes took Facebook and express his dismay over the learning module distributed by the DepEd to students amid the ongoing distance learning program of the government due to the threat of COVID-19.
Joey shared a photo taken from the learning module of his friend’s niece. It was said the photo was shared online tagging him and asking what is 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,” he wrote.
He then said, he feels infuriated with the fact that people who are working for the department would use “hugot lines” from local movies as examples. He also asks the professionalism of who delivered those line to teach them the Filipino 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?” he said.
“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 a language?” he added.
Reyes, who teaches Communications students at the De La Salle University, said that as a person who works both in media and in the academe, he feels that the education standards in the Philippines have been demoralized due to the kind of educational material distributed to the 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?” the filmmaker said.
“Thus today I have concocted a new term: ‘EDIOTS’. Idiots in Education,” Reyes added.
Meanwhile, singer Lea Salonga also airs frustrations on the self-learning modules of the department as it shows confusing questions and answers. Salonga also uses her Facebook account to exposed that unprofessional of the people behind those modules.
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