Rungduin, Teresita T.*
College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reyes, Zenaida Q.
College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University, Philippines (email@example.com)
The study explored attributes of Filipino learners from the lens of social and emotional development to provide up-to-date data on developmental tasks of Filipino children from kinder to Grade 10. Learners’ attributes and developmental characteristics are important data in drawing program standards and learning area competencies in educational practice. Using the case study method with research techniques such as interview of students, teachers and parents, observation and survey of teachers, results reveal that Filipino learners can be at par with the characteristics and developmental tasks presented by educational theorist. However, there are distinct Filipino socio-emotional attributes which can become the bases of learning standards for Filipinos. A number of tasks of Filipino learners are shown within the context of Filipino culture and realities. Since this research is exploratory, new areas of study have emerged. Social and emotional components may be studied through language, stories and everyday life situations of children. Studies comparing the developmental characteristics of children and the competencies of various learning areas in the K-12 curriculum may also be investigated.
Keywords: social; emotional; development; tasks; values