Sunday, June 13, 2010

Philippine Alternative Learning System (ALS) for drop-outs and out of school youth

The Alternative Learning System (ALS) is a free education program implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) under the Bureau of Alternative Learning System which benefits those who cannot afford formal schooling and follows whatever is their available schedule. The program provides a viable alternative to the existing formal education instruction, encompassing both the non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills.

How does it work 
In ALS, students have to attend 10 months of school or 800 hours in the classroom. Then their performance are then assessed. 

Since ALS is a module-based learning system, students come in on a set time and choose a module to read. A quiz is given after each module to test their learning. Instead of teachers, facilitators are always present to answer any questions and sometimes lecturers would discuss a certain module. After several months, the students will take the Accreditation and Equivalency Test (AET). If they pass the test, they will be given a high school diploma and can now enroll in college.  Manny Pacquiao took and passed the (AET) under the ALS program. He was presented a high school diploma, making eligible to pursue college.  After getting a certificate upon passing, the students have the option to enroll in ALS again or go to a college.  “I have learners who are maids, fishermen, and babysitters, and a saleslady,”

In fact, they do not even have to go to class five times a week to finish high school. Participants of eSkwela just sit in front of a computer for about three hours a week. They learn according to their need and speed.  The eSkwela has five main learning strands: Communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving, sustainable use of resources and productivity, development of self and a sense of community, and expanding one’s world vision. Each student in every session uses a computer loaded with digital modules with videos and animation. A teacher –called facilitator – helps students navigate the digital modules and monitors his/her progress to determine if the learner is ready for the A&E.



There are two ways in which you can take the Alternative Learning System, through the modules (and just months of classroom preparation for the test?) and through the Internet (with also just months of classroom with the computers as preparation for the test). For more information about the latter:
click here . The latter is called the eSkwela project - the computer-based way of taking the ALS - but I've read that there are no elementary e-modules yet, so the eSkwela for elementary school solely is not yet available.

38 comments:

  1. GOOD DAY,KELAN PO ANG ENROLLMENT NITO?AT SAAN PWD MAG APPLY?

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  2. Saan mag take ng ALS sa davao? exact name of the place please.

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  3. Saan po pwedeng mag enrol or mag take ng als

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  4. Pwede po ba ako magtake ng exam via online? Kc po and2 po ako s singapore and kailngan ko po ng als pra po mkapag continue ako d2 ng pag aaral hbang ng ttrabho! Mraming salamat po

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    1. Wala pong online exam ang ALS.
      On-site po talaga.
      Mag exam nlang po kayo kpag nkauwi na kayo dito sa Pinas.

      Text nyo nlang ako pag may tanong pa kayo.
      09123870002
      - Jenny Lyn G.

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  5. San po pweding magtake ng exam or pano po mag enroll? Please answer po thanks

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    1. pwede ka mag enroll ng ALS sa mga secondary Schools magtanong po kayo sa Guidance Councilor kasi dyan din po kami nag enroll ng mga kasama ko

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  6. gudam poh .. kelan poh ulit pedeng mgenroll ? Salamat poh..

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  7. There are other alternative learning systems like this one - http://talkshop.ph/ that offers mainly English mastery. All in all, I can say that Philippine education is starting to grow further

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  8. saan po kea mai als d2 sa SAN PEDRO LAGUNA .. PWD NiO ATEKX .. 09306816967 PRA SA UPDATE TNX :)

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  9. Hi pdw po bng magexam via online dto po kc q korea tnx po

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    1. Wala pong exam na online ang ALS.
      On-site po talaga.
      Mag exam nlang po kayo kpag nkauwi na kayo dito sa Pinas.

      Text nyo nlang ako pag may tanong pa kayo.
      09123870002
      - Jenny Lyn G.

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  10. PWEDE PO BA MAG EXAM SAAN PO MAG FILE kasi po intresado po talaga ako dito

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    1. Maghanap na po muna kayo ng school na pag eenrolan nyo ng ALS.

      Basta pumunta lang po kayo sa pinakamalapit na school sa inyo at magtanong kayo kung may ALS ba sila don.
      Pag meron daw, edi sabihin nyo po na mag-eenroll kayo.
      Wala pong bayad yun.

      Pwede na pong mag enroll as early as January 2014.
      At kramihan nga po sa mga school ay nagsisimula na ang klase sa ALS sa January palang.

      Text nyo nlang ako pag may tanong pa kayo.
      09123870002
      - Jenny Lyn G.

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  11. San po ang office poh dito sa kabankalan city negros accidental? Pwd ba po na magtanong tungkol sa enrollment process dun?

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    1. Kalat na po ang ALS sa mga school.
      Basta pumunta lang po kayo sa pinakamalapit na school sa inyo at magtanong kayo kung may ALS ba sila don.
      Pag meron daw, edi sabihin nyo po na mag iinquire kayo.

      Sa January 2014 na po yung next enrollment.
      At kramihan nga po sa mga school ay nagsisimula na ang klase sa ALS sa January palang.

      Text nyo nlang ako pag may tanong pa kayo.
      09123870002
      - Jenny Lyn G.

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    2. e ngaun po ba di na pwede mag enroL ? or kelan ulet ang next session?

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  12. pwedi po bang mag enroll kahit hindi na nag aaral

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  13. pumapasok po kasi ako sa trabaho eh

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  14. Hi,

    Dati po akong teacher ng ALS sa school kung saan ako nagtatrabaho. Nagiba po ako ng field of work, kaya nawala po ako sa academe at napunta sa IT industry.

    Pero gusto ko po ulit magturo at magvolunteer sa ALS.

    Ano po ang dapat kong gawin?

    Joy

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  15. ALS-A&E Exam Results- October 2013 List of Passers here...http://www.mynoytech.com/2014/02/als-results-october-2013-released-by.html

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  16. Hi, good evening po.. Nandito po ako sa singapore nag work.. Gusto ko pong mag take ng exam sa ALS. Pwede po ba na dito ako mag review, tas uuwi nalang po ako kapag mag exam.??? Pls help me po, gusto ko talaga mkkuha ng original diploma.. Thanks...

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  17. Ms. Jenny lyn my tanong ako wala ba tlgang gagastusin pag pumasok ka ng ALS PROGRAM? Kasi may kakilala ako hinihingan sila ng bayad buwan buwan ng 2000 tpos nung mag eexam na hiningan cla ng 5000 for registration. sa laguna based ito ha?

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  18. Curious lang ako. Pakisagot lng please ms. Jenny lyn.

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  20. pwde pa po ba by next week mag enroll?

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  21. kylan po ang next n exam ng ALS pra po mkauwi at mkapag exam want ko po tlga mkakuha ng diploma pra mkapag aral ako ng college.

    pls po reply miss jenny lyn

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  22. KAILAN PO UNG NEXT START ALS SCHOOL GUSTO KO PO MG ARAL AT MAKAKUHA NG DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL AT MAKAPAGARAL NG COLLEGE SANA PO REPLY PLEASE...THANKS

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  23. paano po kung walang card . ano po pwedeng substitute para makapag enroll?

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  24. Good Pm Sir/Mam
    Matanong ko lang po kung paano po makukuha yung
    certificate sa ALS Passer .
    October 2011 ALS po
    Name po Espino Royce Arnaldo Fabian V-Mapa


    Thank you po

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  25. Good am po.. puwedi poba na pumasok pa kahit 25 at graduate lang po ng grade 5 tanung lang po salamat..

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