Povedan Pedagogy: Personalized
Since its beginnings in 1960, Saint Pedro Poveda
College has offered the Personlized Education
Program (PEP), an open approach that is coherent
with St. Pedro Poveda's foundational vision and
is relevant to the 21st century Philippine context.
Its principal concern is the person in all its
totality and complexity. It employs the process
of building the person of the student to enable
him to live a truly human life. The approach motivates
the learner to function to the fullest and to
be involved in the learning process through a
highly personalized focus. Each student is given
the opportunity to develop and to accomplish objectives
at a pace suited to individual ability and to
the characteristics of his person, thus enabling
him to LEARN TO BE.
This educative style fosters dominion not only
over reality but above all else, over one's self
through formation and development of faith, culture
and technology. The goal is to help each student
attain his fullest potential, focusing on maximum
development as a fully functioning and integrated
Among the principles on which the Personalized
Education Program operates are the following:
- Principle of INDIVIDUATION: development of
what is individual, singular and unique in a
person; LEARNING TO BE
- Principle of SOCIALIZATION and COMMUNICATION:
formation of the individual as a member of society;
LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER
- Principle of CREATIVITY: stimulating and fostering
the individual's capacity to freely express
and develop his/her creative powers;LEARNING
- Principle of RESPONSIBLE FREEDOM
The program subscribes to the idea that learning
is more effective if it stems from the initiative
and interests of the learner in a free, supportive
and non-threatening environment. In this climate,
the learner is encouraged to discover and maximize
his/her potentials and consequently develop self-confidence
and positive self-concept.
The Program Features include:
1. Individual Work Periods (IW) - students
learn new concepts either individually or in
a group through the use of learning tools. IW
enables the students to be active agents of
their own learning process. It is a process
of learning to know.
2. Encounter Periods - are class meetings usually
held after Individual Work Period. In these
class encounters, the students share their learnings
during the time set aside for independent study
guided by the subject teacher.
3. Evaluation sessions - regularly, students
assess their performance and determine where
they stand in the continuum of learning. Teachers
of each level gather to assess the growth and
development of each student.
In the Personalized Education Program, the integral
formation of a Christian personality is highlighted.
It seeks to develop an integration of faith and
life among the students. Religious and spiritual
dimensions permeate the education process. To
strengthen their spiritual and religious growth,
concrete experiences of Church life are available
to all students through Eucharistic/sacramental
celebrations, involvement in local or universal
Church projects and activities.
The Social Action Program of the College, likewise,
molds the students' social sensitivity and responsibility
through varied projects and activities. They are
guided in forming judgments and making decisions
based on Christian tenets.