Technology and Livelihood Education


Technology and Livelihood Education is
one of the learning areas of the Secondary Education Curriculum used in
Philippine secondary schools. As a subject in high school, its component
areas are: Home Economics, Agri-Fishery Arts, Industrial Arts, and Information
and Communication Technology. TLE is also referred to as CP-TLE for
Career Pathways in Technology and Livelihood Education. The 2010 Secondary
Education Curriculum allocates 240 minutes per week for CP-TLE, which is
equivalent to 1.2 units. However, CP-TLE is required to include practical work
experience in the community, which may extend beyond its specified school
hours. Curricular
Two types of curriculum are provided for regular high schools. These are:
Technical-Vocatooional Education-based TLE and Entrepreneurship Education-based
TLE. The Technical-Vocational Education-based
TLE is focused on technical skills development in any area. Five common
competencies, based on the training regulations of the Technical Education
and Skills Development Authority, are covered in the exploratory phase:
mensuration and calculation, technical drafting, use of tools and equipment,
maintenance of tools and equipment, and occupational health and safety. The
specialization phase is from Grades 9 to 12.
The Entrepreneurship Education-based TLE is focused on the learning of some
livelihood skills every quarter, so that the student may be equipped to start a
small household enterprise with family members. It covers three domains:
Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies, Market and Environment, and Process and
Delivery. The five common competencies from TESDA are integrated in the Process
and Delivery domain. Expansion
The 2010 Secondary Education Curriculum has expanded the CP-TLE to include
additional special curricular programs. This makes a total of six programs,
which are: Special Program in the Arts, Special Program in Sports, Engineering
and Science Education Program, Special Program in Journalism,
Technical-Vocational Education, and Special Program in Foreign Language.
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