For School Year 2022–2023, De La Salle Lipa embraces the Hybrid Learning Modality to ensure a continuous learning experience for students in this almost-post-pandemic era of education.
In this modality, 30 to 50 percent of students in a class will attend in-person, inquiry-based activities while the rest shall join the class virtually.
Block scheduling will be implemented from Grade 7 to College, inasmuch as traditional scheduling will also be adopted in select College courses (e.g. Related Learning Experiences, on-the-job training, etc.).
The DLSL Hybrid Learning modality steers faculty, students, and the other community members in a learning space that is adjusted to both self-paced learning at home while allowing the much longed-for in-person interaction with peers and mentors.
Phases of Hybrid Learning
This approach to education in the new normal will be rolled out in three phases.
Phase 1 – Before Synchronous Class
Students will engage in materials accessible via the Academic Live Course. They will deep-dive or skim, depending on their learning style, and will be learning remotely with the aid of the teachers and other educational materials made available at their convenience.
Phase 2: During Synchronous Class
This involves the in-person synchronous classes with up to 50% of the students, previously selected, to join the in-room discussion while the rest will be joining the class remotely.
Phase 3: After Synchronous Class
This phase is geared toward helping students understand by guiding them on what they need to do and actively keeping track of their progress. Providing direct feedback will keep students motivated.
Benefits of Borderfree Education Hybrid Learning
Teachers, students, and other stakeholders will benefit from this new approach to learning. In particular, here are the many ways it assures learning in the new normal.
- Enriched learning with peers.
More than the learning a student gets from books or presentations, it is through class discussion with peers that the student learns the most. This hybrid learning design allows positive interaction among students, highlighting the values of working in teams. Not only does this help build camaraderie, but it allows students to learn the value of cooperation.
Another great thing about hybrid learning is the interaction that students can have with each other. Making new friends and gaining knowledge from each others’ diverse perspectives are among the best things that this educational institution can give.
- Intensified focus on key lessons.
The hybrid learning approach will allow the students to focus more on key subjects to have a stronger grasp of important concepts. Learning in person stimulates open discussions and healthy discourses and brings to the table varied concepts that one may not come up with on their own.
- Scaffolding toward Self-directed learning
Students across grade levels are encouraged to be actively engaged in designing their learning experiences, with varying degrees of guidance and support from their teachers and parents, depending on their needs. They can set their goals and standards from the program’s learning outcomes. By doing so, they get to develop creative solutions to the challenges posed in their fields of study and become self-directed, lifelong learners.
All in all, De La Salle Lipa’s goal for its students and Lasallian partners and stakeholders is to equip them with skills and competencies that will enable and empower them to navigate a global community where complexity and perplexity have become a challenging constant. With this new hybrid learning approach, the institution strives for all learners to experience quality Christian and human education, empowering them to face the demands of the 21st century, and even beyond.