Since the nature of the subject is teaching values with the goal of making the learners eventually internalize and practice the values, this series follows the process of going through the five macro skills: pag-unawa (understanding), pagninilay (reflecting), pagsangguni (consulting), pagpapasya (decision making), and pagkilos (performing/acting).
The lessons in the series effectively use these five macro skills to enable the learners to eventually develop desirable attitudes and habits, for them to grow in their capacity and personal commitment to do their best, to do what is the good, and to lead a more meaningful and integrated human experience.
As our young Filipino learners go through the lessons in the series, they will hopefully learn:
pagpapakatao at pagiging kasapi ng pamilya (becoming human and family responsibility);
pakikipagkapwa (treating others as fellow human beings);
pagmamahal sa bansa at pakikibahagi sa pandaigdigang pagkakaisa (love of country and global solidarity); and
pagkamaka-Diyos at preperensya sa kabutihan (love for God and preference for the good).
The series envisions young persons who are committed to self-fulfillment, family-centered, disciplined and self-reliant, socially mature and emotionally stable, nationalistic and responsible citizens, and God-loving and deeply rooted in their faith in God.
Character Formation for Nation Building series supports the national education goal—to provide a well-rounded education that will assist each individual in his or her society and help the individual attain his or her potential as a human being, and to enhance the range and quality of the individuals within the group.
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES
Features Sunshine and Joaquin, the two main characters in the series, as they grow up in their values formation from Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Each lesson begins with a story, poem, song, and other varied activities to get learners to think about the lesson to be discussed and at the same time for the teacher to check their current understanding of the topic.
Each lesson ends with a Check Yourself! section which leads the learners to assess and clarify their values.
The unit ends with a Unit Test using the Knowledge (K), Process (P), and Understanding (U) forms of assessment. The last type—Product or the Performance Task—is integrated in the Learning Guides to give students some element of surprise for the final assessment that they need to do.
The worktext series is written in English to give our young Filipino people the opportunity to learn the Values Education course with ease from a global perspective—enabling them to articulate the finest of our values with other students or persons across different regions and cultures.
The series is also accompanied by comprehensive curriculum maps that can be useful in planning the lessons.
The authors of this series believe in the natural goodness of children and their capacity to become persons of good moral character. Through proper guidance and constantly choosing that which is good, not only for the self but for all people, we are honing young people who will build a nation where there is love, peace, and harmony.