What will be the reference for the time allotment of the actual classroom teaching loads?
Time allotment of subjects is provided in the Part E of DepEd Order No. 31, s. 2012. These prescribed time allotments shall be used in determining the number of teaching loads of teachers.
Deped Order on Time Allotment per Learning/Subject Areas
The time allotment for each subject is the minimum period for class interaction. The learning time can be extended to include off-school learning experiences at home or in the community for transfer of learning to real-life situations as provided for in the curriculum. The outputs of such off-school learning experiences are usually in the form of products and performances which shall be monitored and credited accordingly.
a. Mother Tongue is used as a Medium of Instruction (MOI) for Grades 1 and 2 in teaching Mathematics, Araling Panlipunan (AP), Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP);
b. Mother Tongue is taught as a separate Learning Area in Grades 1 and 2;
c. Filipino, as a Learning Area, is first introduced in Grade 1 during the second quarter (2nd Q)/grading period;
d. English, as a Learning Area, is first introduced in Grade 1 during the third quarter (3rd Q)/ grading period; and
e. Time allotment for the Learning Areas is specified below:
Time Allotment per Learning/Subject Areas Grades 1 and 2
Time Allotment per Learning/Subject Areas Grades 1 to 6 and Grades 7 to 10
A one-hour period for Homeroom/Guidance Program is provided for the weekly meeting between the teacher-adviser and the class.
However, for grades 7 to 10 a separate period for Independent/Cooperative Learning ranging from two to four hours weekly may be provided as open time for learning in order to give students the option to learn on their own and/or with others those topics, content, or processes that they can handle by themselves. The provision of a separate period for independent and cooperative learning (i.e., on top of their adoption by teachers as a teaching strategy or instructional activity) is an option that schools might wish to consider for classes that can benefit the most from such class programming.
DepEd Order No. 31, s. 2012
DepEd Order No. 31, s. 2013