ALS, Look and Learn

Slow learners, school dropouts, poor students---we commonly associate these terms with students of the Alternative Learning System (ALS). For the full Nonformal (NFE) experience, our class was tasked to conduct an ALS session at our assigned school. We were Team Bago Bantay. It was exciting, I wanted to see firsthand the difference between ALS and …

To Mount Spiraling, K to 12 and MTB-MLE

It was an approximately 3-hour trip away from the city of Baguio. The town of Buguias, Benguet meant passing through  zigzag roads, which I called a trip to Mount K to 12, because it's spiraling. JK. It was a trip that made me excited---first, because it's far from the city proper, and second, I've always been …

A transactional classroom, from Freire’s pedagogy

I've heard about Paulo Freire and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed back in my undergraduate program, during the orientation for our Literacy Training Service (NSTP-LTS). I knew it was about teaching but I have not understood it better until it was discussed again in my graduate course, Nonformal Education (NFE). NFE has always been competing with …