What do we really talk about when we talk about the future of learning? We talk about today, what is happening now, and how our decisions today will affect the next generations of young learners.
There is no discussion of how the field of education has been undergoing a radical transformation without first acknowledging that the 4th Industrial Revolution is here, and that we have to face its challenges together. Its effects have shaped and defined the practices and theories that we share and develop as stakeholders of education to help raise the Whole Child: we acknowledge the importance of a holistic perspective when it comes to health, we make sure that our schools are safe and open learning environments, we rethink the ways with which we engage the new generation of learners, we strive to create a holistic learning community, and we do our best to prepare young learners for the challenges that our world faces today.
Holistic education is a way for teachers, parents, and the communities supporting young learners to help raise them by nurturing their innate gifts and talents in a balanced and conscious manner that lets them grow as responsible individuals, whole persons who understand their role in helping our nation face the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Today, there are problems and challenges that we face which didn’t exist before: technological advances bring forth new ways of doing things, but they also bring a slew of concerns over new forms of harassment and harmful effects from too much exposure. With this in mind, help emphasize the importance of physical and mental health in 21st century education: that is to say, we connect a young learner’s sound mind with a healthy body, to help them grow and adapt with how the world has changed, fostering positive relationships in the learning community and making sure that they are in safe, secure, caring and loving environments.
Yes, we have acknowledged time and again that the world is changing, and with it, the young learners of today are, too. Their set of basic needs now includes instant and reliable access to the internet, dependable devices that sustain their digitally immersed lives. With this reliance came a shift in certain aspects of the path to holistic learning which needed adjustments and new forms of intervention that would remain relevant in today’s dynamic, collaborative, and fast-paced learning environments. This meant engaging the not just the new generation of learners by motivating and stimulating their curiosities’ outside of what they’re accustomed to, but also connecting with and engaging learning professionals who support the learners with a holistic approach to education.
We do this by complementing what we already know with what we can apply through patient and persistent practice: helping and supporting everyone in the process of learning from teaching professionals to students and the community around them to become equipped for the 21st century. By immersing and engaging professionals in the education sector with results-oriented and research-based learning programs, we help them understand the relevance of their work towards sustaining the Whole Child initiative.
Today’s rapidly changing world demands us to change the way we think and do things, and holistic education through the Whole Child initiative is the first step to ensuring that today’s new generation of young learners are prepared to take on their role as builders and makers of the future. With a challenging curriculum and an involved learning community behind them, we hope to help advance not just their academic excellence, but more so their personal growth that would, in turn, shape their lifelong success and development as responsible individuals and citizens of our nation.
At REX, we strive to bring quality learning solutions that step up to the challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. We help teachers, schools, parents, and learning communities prepare and nurture the young Filipino learner for a better future: one that is built on values of human connection and social justice, one that pushes forward progressively with critical thinking grounded with careful reflection.
We believe that preparing the young Filipino learner means finding a common ground, a common space to share and grow together. With the Whole Child initiative, we hope to bring a sustainable and holistic approach towards education in the 21st century.
There are many ways to think about the future, but there is only one place to prepare for it: today.
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When we work together to build for a better future, there are needs and problems that we have to address, especially when it comes to securing a better future for our children. Today, more than ever, there is a need to prepare young learners to participate and become engaged in a rapidly changing world.
At REX, we work to bring quality learning solutions to the young Filipino learner and help make sure that they are prepared for success in school and beyond, every step of the way. We do this by challenging them with dynamic and engaging content that help them gain a more comprehensive grasp of their curriculum.
By providing frameworks and indicators that serve as guides for proper assessment and decision making based on results, we encourage young learners and stakeholders of education to achieve a set of strategic and evidence-based goals and outcomes. From both the public and private spheres, every activity that a young learner engages in, whether it is extracurricular, co-curricular, or community-based, should be designed as experiences that would later on influence and shape their success in higher education, for their careers, and for their role as citizens of our nation.
Based on the Whole Child approach, we involve everyone in the community and foster an open and free environment for learning. This way, a challenging curriculum can be promoted, where every instruction provides equal opportunity for learners to hone their critical thinking and reasoning skills, problem-solving competency, and proficiency with technology. This holistic approach also means that schools are encouraged to collect and make sound use of both qualitative and quantitativequantitatice data crucial to supporting the academic excellence and personal growth of every young learner.
While a challenging learning environment would mean that the curriculum, instruction, and assessment have a higher degree of expectation for every learner, it must also be balanced with an insight into how the education they receive today will reflect and shape their lifelong success. The result is a young learner whose achievements as an individual and as a responsible citizen are blended with global awareness and competencies, and a deep appreciation of language, history, and culture.
Through our efforts with the Whole Child Approach, we hope to shift the focus of education from strictly academic achievement and extend our understanding of holistic learning into one that sets sight on each young learner’s long-term development and success. We do this by involving everyone: teachers, schools, parents, communities, and the young learners themselves, all working together to make the process of learning an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
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For what it’s worth, where learning happens is as important as how it happens. For a young learner to receive the best possible learning experience, it is essential that every aspect of the learning process is taken into consideration. As stakeholders of learning, teachers, parents, and the communities supporting young learners all play a vital role in shaping their future and nurturing them to become healthy, challenged, engaged, supported, and safe. Programs designed empower and enable learning professionals, everyone from teachers and administrators to school staff, are integral to the well-being of every young learner, and any effort at improving the support they provide to learners benefits the whole school as a community.
Holistic education pertains to the total development of a learner’s intellectual, social, physical, emotional, artistic, and creative capacities, shaping them into responsible individuals, whole persons who understand their role in helping build the nation forward and face the challenges of an ever-changing world. As a philosophy, holistic learning involves helping a young learner find meaning and purpose in life through connections, from the classroom to the community, with nature, with society at large. With guiding values like compassion and peace, holistic education brings forward a shared passion for learning that aims to uplift everyone and help transform the experience of education into something that one can cherish for a lifetime. This is done by implementing fresh strategies that help emphasize hands-on experiences, letting young learners learn by doing and challenge their capacity for critical thinking and develop their problem-solving skills. Setups that enhance learning from group work and encourage social interaction to collaborate on solutions are intentionally designed. With this approach, both understanding and action are prioritized over rote knowledge, hence facilitating and emphasizing cooperation rather than mere competition. This also means that throughout the learning process, the assessment and evaluation of a young learner’s progress is dynamic, and every aspect of the curriculum designed to help create life-long learners.
With the campaign for progressive education through the Whole Child initiative, holistic child development has become one of the primary goals of schools. With this kind of learning philosophy, young learners are provided with personalized support, safe and secure environments, sound health, and learning opportunities tailored for their unique, individual skills and talents. Through this approach, both the traditional academic aspects of learning and the non-traditional side are nurtured, enhanced, and supported. This means that not only learning professionals are involved in creating a holistic learning environment, everyone is: parents, industries, and local communities. All play an important role in ensuring that every child grows up to become a Whole Child, supported, equipped, and ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.
The effort to create a holistic learning environment is marked by several features. This transition is characterized from a predisposition towards academic achievement at the fore to a more dynamic perspective of learning as something that prioritizes and nurtures a person’s character for long-term development and success. By connecting and communicating with education professionals and linking them with families, community members and policy-making bodies, supporters of this effort for the Whole Child such as REX Book Store aim to help every person involved see the true value of holistic education. With enough effort, young learners will feel supported by the school and by everyone in the learning community, giving way to their personal development and growth. This means that if we are to continue nurturing the Filipino learner today, it is also important to provide professional development services to help schools, teachers, parents, and administrators address today’s challenges in education and enable them to transform and achieve more in a shifting horizon of education.
Enabling every educator to be able to create and innovate solutions that will help nurture every Filipino learner and bring our nation’s education forward. By hosting conferences and symposiums to help educators learn about new tools, techniques, and learning pedagogies they can use to provide holistic education to learners at every level, REX helps support the continuous professional development of the Filipino educator. With exclusive seminars and workshops designed from results-oriented and research-based learning programs, REX helps educators learn more about specialized topics that are relevant to their professional practice.
At REX, we hope to transform these humble efforts with helping Filipino educators into a realization of the Whole Child initiative as a sustainable and productive campaign that will help build a globally competitive nation from the seeds of a fruitful collaboration between all stakeholders of education.
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We read and hear about it more often that we would intend to: the term Generation Z, a description for those born from around the mid-90s to the early 2000s, a group of young people who are now next in line to the Millenials. The previous generation has been described as tech-savvy, but now, young ones from the Gen Z have taken it to a whole new level: they are now digital natives. What this means is that they have spent almost all their growing up years completely surrounded by technology and immersed in digital environments through smart devices, such that up to a certain point, they have become dependent on these for daily life and learning.
In the field of education, the role of technology has become more and more prevalent, and yet not all approaches that blend with it seem to fit the needs of the Generation Z. Engaging these students, whose attention spans have all but dwindled to the speed of a scrolling and a swipe, is a matter as important as providing dynamic and innovative content. One suggestion that frequently opens up is the use of video content to immediately capture their attention and lay out a set of points which they may follow and then try to learn more about. Bite-sized content from video series and mini-lectures often catch their attention and end up getting them more curious about the topics. For them, personalizing everything is key, and at a time of instant communication and the struggle to become independent in just about everything, schools and educators need to understand what lies at the core of the Generation Z, what motivates and stimulates their attitudes towards learning.
With the new generation’s reliance on connectivity comes several aspects of learning that would shape the classroom of the future: instant access to information, whether it is facts, data, or discussions at length, has become the cornerstone of their digital experiences. For the Generation Z, it should be instant or it would no longer be as relevant or as useful, given how rapid everything else works in the digital space. Having grown up with a keen sense of multitasking and sifting through vast amounts of online information, Gen Z often decide over things with a click or a tap, often becoming impatient over the slightest delays. What is important, then, is to create value out of these given facts: to sustain learning environments that would encourage Gen Z learners to use information for the benefit of more people, discuss and reflect about it to better understand its implications, and moreover, use it in such a way that it transforms and disrupts through innovative solutions for everyone. This means that schools, as institutions of learning, must support the new generation’s thirst for active, flexible, and collaborative learning, one that drives towards the future with a spirit of independence and critical thinking.
At REX, we believe that every young learner must be engaged, as a Whole Child who deserves the best of everything that education brings. This means that aside from adapting to the changing needs of today’s generation of young learners, the need to engage them with the real world must also create real, lasting, and meaningful connections that teach them not only to be future-ready citizens, but also to be responsible stewards of the global community. By connecting students through small, active ways of engagement such as cooperative learning and project-based learning, we open and widen their curiosities to a world that thrives outside of the digital worlds that they’ve grown accustomed to. Campaigns to engage young learners with service learning, internships, apprenticeships, and volunteer projects with civic engagements that help them learn the value of community support and service to others. By immersing and including them through meaningful participation in real-world situations, we raise their awareness of the relevance of their decisions, small or big, in a changing world that needs them in the future. By teaching care and concern not just for others but also for the environment and the world at large, we connect the new generation with everyone, and let them understand their important role in shaping the future today.
While it may be true that the Generation Z’s attention span has all but dwindled, it is not too late to catch it. With the help of innovative learning solutions that deepen their engagement and ensure their success, we hope to help every young learner become engaged and responsible digital citizens.
What do we really talk about when we talk about safety in schools? This is a question that lingers year after year as we take part in ensuring that our children grow up as young learners equipped for the challenges of the 21st century. From the school grounds to the playground equipment and student transportation vehicles, every detail of a school’s environment must be well-planned and established with the student community’s safety in mind. Open spaces that increase and ease how students go from one point to another must be planned out with everyone in mind, including those with special needs like ramps and elevators for those on wheelchairs.
Far too often, safety is associated with the physical aspects, such, at certain points, we tend to forget that the modern age has brought about new dangers for our children that we might not expect. Bullying among school age children, for instance, has been a problem in school settings, given the imbalance in terms of power relationships between students, and even among teachers.
As defined, bullying is an unacceptable form of repeated verbal, physical, and social behavior that causes both physical and psychological harm towards a victim. This can happen within the school and even outside it, especially if such acts are done through online means, or what is called cyberbullying. It takes many forms and can sometimes go on undetected, especially if the victim is given threats. It is important to be able to identify and prevent incidents of bullying from going on unnoticed, and parents and educators alike must stay vigilant about these issues.
Worldwide, the stance against bullying in schools has come at the forefront of children’s rights, and hence, it is a pressing concern for schools. The task of securing a safe learning environment for our children is an important tenet of the Whole Child approach, one that continues to develop approaches for intervention based on child and adolescent development and learning theories which help mend relationships and provide caring and loving environments for children.
At REX, we believe that when it comes to ensuring the safety of our children, persistence is key. Proactive and preventive policies to address the safety needs of the student community must be put in place, increase awareness through campaigns, and an effective understanding of the role of everyone from students, to the staff, and to the teachers in shaping positive relationships within the community. This means that each student should feel valued, respected, and cared for equally, all motivated to learn, grow, and face the challenges of the 21st century, in a space where they could feel both safe and secure.
Every community needs to strive to nurture its young ones through loving and respectful ways, in sustainable and healthy environments. As our children grow up and learn, it is essential that their health is taken care of not just in the physical aspects, but also through raising awareness about mental health issues.
In the documentary film Where to Invade Next, a scene shows the filmmaker being surprised by what French children eat at their lunch. They have a complete, balanced, and yummy four-course meal that they consume during their two-hour lunch time. Having examined this, he thought that this was only because the school was for rich children, but the school principal informed him that no, this was actually one of the poorest districts in the city. The drastic difference between this and what he has experienced back at his home in the U.S. is so glaring that it led him to vow to bring such an idea where it is needed. In some countries, food in schools has become such a health risk that junk food and even nearby fast food restaurants have been banned by the school board. Obesity, malnutrition, and a host of other health complications because of an improper diet can be avoided by stakeholders of education by trying to collaborate and meaningfully engage the problem head-on.
CARING FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Mental health issues have also become increasingly common, with social stigma around mental illness still largely misunderstood, caring, loving, and professional treatment for these issues are often left to a state of neglect. With the rise of technology and social media consumption, the impact of these trends on the way our children, especially young adolescents, think and live inside and outside school is becoming more nuanced, influencing their learning experience in many ways. The experiences of failure, bullying, anxieties caused by school, a lack of motivation, feelings of worthlessness and other warning signs of mental health problems in our young learners should be met with an immediate and effective response by the parents and teachers, a task that must begin through proper collaboration and concrete action.
This means that if all students, parents, and teachers act as a concerned community, it is possible to take action and put rules in place to ensure the health of young learners that will benefit the whole community. By developing healthy learning environments, we can plant the seeds of a brighter tomorrow for students today, in the classroom and everywhere else.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH
As a principle, health practices must go beyond what is taught in the curriculum and extend itself to the entire school as a community. These formal and informal ways of managing the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health all emerge from years of effort and collaboration between learning stakeholders. Reinforced by accurate data and sound science, environments and rules that maintain a holistic approach to learning are key to supporting and encouraging the pursuit of good health. Research confirms that young learners are able to perform better long-term in school if they are provided with environments that promote their health and well-being. Many of the factors involved in gauging student competency are dependent on an able body and a sound mind: from critical thinking to problem solving, decision-making, personal management, collaboration, and leadership; all these are enhanced when a community build around the Whole Child gives enough engagement and support from them.
With an organized and effective approach to health, academic achievement for students is improved, social and behavioural issues in the classroom and schoolyard settings are avoided and decreased, positive and transformative attitudes such as good attendance and participation are sustained. For parents, a healthy learning environment for their children would mean that they are also encouraged to become more involved and hands-on with school activities, and the school itself, with its teachers and staff, becomes a more enjoyable, productive workplace.
At REX, we strive to bridge the gap between students, teachers, and parents to create a healthy and productive learning environment that faces the challenges of the 21st century and meets the demands of the 4th industrial revolution. We believe that with our Whole Child initiative, healthy students today are geared for success tomorrow. Learn more about how we help stakeholders of education sustain a healthy learning environment through our suite of learning solutions designed for the Whole Child.
In the years to come, every aspect of how we live today will be different, transformed to a full realization of the possibilities of technology. Today, more than ever, we witness and feel this gradual transformation and blurring of lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. These radical technologies emerge, alter, and fuse the horizons of science and daily life.
This phenomenon is what has been called as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the next stage in our global economic evolution which brings together breakthroughs from diverse fields such as robotics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things.
THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0
With these changes, the impact of technology towards education has become more pronounced. Through collaboration and communication, stakeholders and thought leaders in the field of education have worked together to merge their disciplines and shape the future of learning in response to the changing nature of what today´s global economy demands: a workforce and citizenry that has adapted to the needs of the 21st century.
Central to this shift towards meeting the increasingly complex demands of modern labor and industry, education has itself become a dynamic field where knowledge and theory are fused with more emphasis on skills and problem solving. By fostering a holistic approach to education that hones creativity, critical thinking, social awareness and involvement, psycho-emotional intelligence and moral formation, and a progressive orientation of programs towards science, techology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
THE FUTURE OF JOBS
According to research by the World Economic Forum, at least 65% of children about to begin their primary schooling will land future jobs that do not exist yet today. In this projection, at least 1.5 million new jobs will be based digitally, an agile working environment that spans the globe. While this is positive for the global economy, the composition of today´s workforce shows a shortage of technological knowledge, 90% of organizations lacking in IT skills. As a parallel, this lack is also felt in the field of education, with over 75% of educators and students who think that there is a gap between their current skill sets and the requirements of the modern IT workforce. In a global economy that is rapidly shifting towards digitization and virtual environments, new approaches to education demand a higher and more complex components to address these needs and close these gaps. With progressive and holistic approaches that focus on the Whole Child, effective teaching and learning environments are not only possible, but also foreseeably sustainable in the long term.
BECOMING WHOLE TO FACE THE WHOLE FUTURE
The Whole Child Approach is a concept derived from theories of holistic growth and learning, a pedagogy and application of methodologies that aim to transform young learners, shaping their academic experiences into opportunities for life-long development and success. The holistic learning experience that this approach aims to provide for the Filipino learner is characterised by its goals which is to ensure that each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, thriving in a learning environment that is comprehensive and sustainable for every learner´s personal growth and long-term development.
With demands of the 21st century that lay ahead, REX is committed to supporting the Filipino learner every step of the way. In collaboration with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), REX is tasked with making sure that the Filipino learner is prepared for the challenges they face today, and the opportunities await them in the future, responding to their diverse needs by involving everyone from the teachers and parents, to the schools and the communities with which they belong.
At REX, we believe that every young learner plays an important role as a foundation for our future, and that the seeds to a brighter tomorrow should be taken care of today. Visit our website for more details and information about the Whole Child approach:
Nowadays, trends come and go. We find ourselves looking forward to the release of the latest in consumer tech, getting engaged in discussions on new applications and platforms that can augment daily task, new gadgets and gizmos that lead us to discover what else is possible. We read about artificial intelligence powering machines and other innovative technologies. Each of these redefine trends with a possible impact in shaping the way we live in the 21st century.
In a rapidly changing world, there is a need to groom a good number of competitive individuals who understand how to take advantage of this wave of modernization. We need critical thinkers, goal-oriented professionals with a specific set of skills who could use their knowledge and training to lead humanity to build a sustainable future. Education plays a significant role in this mission. REX Book Store, as one of the pillars of the industry, understands its duty to help meet this endeavor. This is what urged the company to bring the Whole Child Approach here in the country.
THE WHOLE CHILD IN THE 21ST CENTURY
As the only accredited partner of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in the Philippines, REX Book Store aims to assist the community, not just schools and universities, but also homes, private industries, and other stakeholders to contribute to preparing our learners to what the future has to offer. Well rounded individuals who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged is the core mission of the Whole Child Approach.
Each child should be able to grow and prosper in a safe environment, a nurturing surrounding where they can express themselves, to become active, with a sound mind and a healthy body. Learners should be given an opportunity to engage in activities beyond the classroom setup. Every stakeholder from home to school, and even to private companies and corporations should get involved and participate in providing resources for students to be exposed to the real world setting. Proper assessment should be in place to ensure learners are given a chance to thrive, to be tested to evolve as a modern man. Side by side with the 4Cs of P21’s Framework for 21st Century Learning – Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity, REX Book Store pushes for familiarization and education of, not just the educational institutions, but the general public as well. This way we can all work together to groom the citizens of the future.
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OUR COMMITMENT TO LIFE-LONG LEARNING
This year, REX Book Store commits itself to continue investing time, effort and resources to ready the community in supporting and rearing a whole child. With its well-knit symphony of learning solutions the company hopes to inspire educators to maximize their influence, be more creative in teaching values and knowledge to the students of today. It’s ongoing programs like the SHS Work Immersion Program is just one of the initiatives that the company is doing in order bridge resources from private institutions to the learners who need training. The campaign that approaches teaching through a holistic and practical application is growing and developing, and it’s REX Book Store hope that we can all share the same commitment for the cause.
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Learning is both a creative and technical process, and it involves a lot of factors to be successful. A parent, for example, is a stakeholder for their child’s success. While there are about learning that are implemented by schools, when you’re trying let your child achieve their full potential, it’s great to leverage strategies for learning that will reflect on their future.
Lately, the prospect of educating our own children right from the comforts of our homes has gained significant attention. Learning doesn’t stop when one goes outside of the four walls of the classroom. For people who have always sought an alternative, homeschooling presents a brilliant opportunity. While homeschooling has existed as an alternative mode of education for some time, it is only now that it has become a mainstream option.
With the introduction of the Department of Education (DepEd) Memo no. 216s or the “Home Education Program” back in 1997, accreditation and equivalency for students who were homeschooled at first and later transferred to the more traditional learning environments was made available. According to the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI), there are over 12,000 children homeschooled, with over 7,000 of them affiliated and guided by over 15 homeschool providers who are in turn guided by DepED through compliance with standards and requirements.
With homeschooling, the contexts for which learning materials are used become different and more dynamic in terms of usage scenarios and pace of instruction. Through institutional guidance, these learning materials can now be adapted for the homeschool setting. As an important aspect of learning, homeschooling is one of the emerging facets of that can be used as an option for young learners whose specific needs may not be met by traditional forms of learning. With both schools and homeschooling available for young learners, personalized, experiential, innovative, and holistic learning is now possible. Connectivity, collaboration, and critical thinking are all enhanced with this new technology that enables learners to communicate with each other and engage learning materials from anytime and anywhere.
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As stakeholders of education, schools, parents, and communities can work hand in hand with learning institutions to secure the success of every young learner, ready and equipped to answer the challenge of the 21st century.
At REX, we have integrated our full suite of learning solutions with Schoology, a cloud-based learning management system that provides educators and academic institutions with what they truly need to create engaging content, design lessons, and assess student progress in a single, intuitively designed platform. With this platform, the classroom of the future is made more accessible, even for young learners within the homeschool setting. This holistic strategy diversifies a learner’s options and widens the accessibility of learning materials for all, breaking boundaries and unlocking the full potential of technology to help learners advance and excel.
As a learning platform, Schoology features age-appropriate instructional tools, seamless communication and collaboration tools for students, parents, and teachers; data-driven analytics and assessment tools for a personalized learning experience, as well as easy interoperability with current programs and school systems designed according to K-12 standards. In this sense, Schoology connects teachers, parents, and students with a focus on desired learning objectives, setting intentions and expectations for an overall educational strategy that provides flexibility and ease for everyone.
This commitment to quality and transparency in communicating the needs of every young learner is something that REX has always worked for with passion, and with Schoology’s trusted platform with over 10 years of research and development, REX is ready to engage young learners toward the 21st century.
Every child has potential, and nurturing that potential with the right tools and the right environment also means choosing the right partner for modern and progressive learning. At REX, we believe that a child’s capacity to learn isn’t just confined to a classroom environment: one can learn anywhere there’s a chance to do so, because school is not a just a place, school is anywhere you can learn.
Having access to the information and learning materials anytime and anywhere is an important factor, especially for kids who undergo homeschooling or distance learning programs. By helping learners access resources, lessons, assignments, and discussions wherever they are, REX’ suite of learning solutions also helps advance the homeschooling movement forward, supporting its aims and aspirations for every Filipino child, Para Sa Bata, Para Sa Bayan.
Some say that the way forward is recognizing what the future demands and working to realize it today. At REX Book Store, we believe that the solutions to today’s problems can be solved by building a stronger nation through an educated and empowered citizenry.
Today, in the landscape of the 21st century shaped by the structural changes brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, how we respond both as a community and as a people through building social and economic resilience is important. Educating today’s learners towards the challenging future means that, as a community, we must not only prepare them with skills and knowledge that they would need, but also build their character and values.
SYMPHONY OF LEARNING SOLUTIONS
At REX Book store, we provide learners with a symphony of learning solutions that provide a comprehensive learning experience: developed and designed to enable the learner at the center of everything, with all the stakeholders of learning forming a circle of encouragement and support for the Whole Child. Teachers, schools, parents, and concerned communities all help in sustaining the holistic learning experiences to learners, ensuring their long-term development and future success. Aided by software advancements aimed at transforming the classroom experience and the latest in learning technologies, these small steps towards building a better future for our children today are essential.
Certain learning methods never go out of style: some read PDFs from tablets or e-ink readers, some still use colored highlighters on paper. Traditional doesn’t always equate to backward, and it’s not always a case of “out with the old and in with the new.” There’s nothing wrong with both: fusing the old with the new creates a great combination of approaches when it comes to learning. With the availability of disruptive new technologies like cloud-based storage, interactive modules, and multimedia materials, becoming adaptive with what is necessary for better learning efficiency is crucial.
ENGAGING & ENABLING OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
More than just offering high quality learning materials, providing these resources and tools to everyone from learners, educators, and also to education stakeholders such as parents and partner academic institutions is a critical task that a learning solutions provider like REX fulfills. With learning materials that are relevant to social transformation, and engaging activities and discussions that foster critical thinking and problem-solving oriented methods, these learning solutions supplement and answer to the demands of living meaningfully in the 21st century.
With the Department of education’s implementation of the K-12 program, the shift to a higher and more dynamic learning process has become evident in the classrooms of today. With these developments, REX’s learning solutions are geared towards progressive approaches to assessment and research, with the purpose of sustaining learning goals for students through performance and analysis, examinations and evaluations, deriving insights from test results, and continuous development of instruction methods through guided intervention programs.
Excellence is the hallmark of academic success, and fusing this passion for excellence with a thorough understanding of holistic education produces learning experiences that enhance the value of a young learner’s journey with progressive education.