04 March 2021
Long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its drastic effects on the education sector, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has already been developing innovations for education, particularly through the efforts of the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), DOST’s premier agency on S&T education and training.
Foremost of these innovations is the DOST Courseware— a locally-produced, all-original Filipino highly interactive multi-media educational resource package conceptualized, digitized and produced by DOST-SEI in partnership with the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Normal University (PNU), and University of the Philippines – National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UP-NISMED). It is available, for free, both in Windows and Android versions.
The DOST Courseware is a learning innovation supportive of the upgrading and improvement of science and mathematics education in the country, as an invaluable online and supplemental e-learning and blended learning resource for teachers and students alike.
Grade 1 – 6 Science and Mathematics (1st Edition)
- Launched in 2007, the first edition of the DOST Courseware for Grades 1-6 Science and Mathematics have 102 modules overall, 60 modules in Mathematics and 40 modules in Science.
Grade 1 – 6 Mathematics (2nd Edition)
- The K-12 aligned Grades 1-6 Mathematics DOST Courseware is composed of 60 lessons in Mathematics. Modules are divided into three parts: Activity, Fixing Skills and Evaluation and features student-characters Aida, Dan, Ed and Tessa. These modules were launched and released in December 2014.
Grade 7 – 8 Science and Mathematics (1st Edition)
- The Grade 7 DOST Courseware is composed of 120 lessons overall, 73 lessons in Science covering the following topics: Matter; Force, Motion and Energy; Living Things and Their Environment; and Earth and Space, while the 60 lessons in Mathematic covers Numbers and Number Sense; Patterns and Algebra; and Geometry.
The Grade 8 DOST Courseware is composed of 118 lessons overall, 61 lessons in Science covering Parts and Functions; Ecosystems; Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits, Structures and Functions; Biodiversity; and Evolution, while the 57 lessons in Mathematics covers Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Rational Algebraic Equations, Integral Exponents, Radicals, Arithmetic Sequence, and Geometric Sequence.
The themes of the courseware for Grades 7 and 8, Magicademy, Freddy’s Lab and D’nayao will surely amuse the users as they explore these distinct worlds while learning at the same time. These modules were launched and released in December 2014.
To promote the Courseware in the Bicol Region, DOST V partnered with DOST-SEI and DepEd V to introduce the program to 554 Grades 1-8 Science and Mathematics teachers in the Province of Albay, through a virtual orientation on 18-19 February 2021. DOST Courseware Program Manager Ms. Josephine Feliciano, SRS II, DOST-SEI, served as resource speaker.
Install the DOST Courseware for an up-to-date and state-of-the-art multimedia learning experience for learners and educators. Download na! (DOST V / DOST-SEI)