In 1999, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) started to revolutionize education in the Philippines by introducing learning resources aligned with the country’s basic education curriculum. It has become part of the learning journey of more than five million Filipino students that significantly enhanced their academic performance.
As Knowledge Channel celebrates its 17th anniversary, the all-educational channel launches two new shows titled “MathDali” and “AgriCOOLture” hosted by Kapamilya stars Robi Domingo and Enchong Dee to continue its mission of uplifting the lives of Filipinos from poverty through education.
“MathDali” aims to help Filipino students overcome their fear of learning math. The show features Kuya Robi (Robi Domingo), a math enthusiast who helps Igi Boy Flores, Vic Robinson III, and twins Joj and Jai Agpangan learn to love math and master the subject in their fun adventures.
Every episode shows a math concept through real-life situations that will allow students to have a positive mindset in learning math in new and exciting ways. The show is also inspired by the positive norms, key strategies, and classroom approaches by math education reformists Jo Boaler, Cathy Humphreys, and Ruth Parker and incorporating principles of Carol Dweck’s growth mindset.
Meanwhile, the Knowledge Channel-Landbank produced show “AgriCOOLture,” features Enchong Dee exploring the potential of ‘agri-preneurship’ through aquaculture, crop production, and poultry.
The six-episode series based on the Department of Education’s (DepEd) curriculum for Grade 9 Technology and Livelihood Education, showcases how students can learn fish farming, the proper handling of fish equipment and water management from the experts, selecting and raising a stock, and yielding good crops from the experts.
“AgriCOOLture” intends to make students realize that agriculture is a flourishing sector that can widely contribute to the country’s economy and uplift the lives of many Filipinos. As a program produced by Knowledge Channel in partnership with Landbank, the show is also an example of how an organization can partner with Knowledge Channel Foundation to promote an advocacy to the younger generation.
“Our two new programs are an embodiment of Knowledge Channel’s commitment to create engaging educational content that will really boost the learning performance of Filipino students in school. We want to provide them with an opportunity to learn using multimedia tools to have an enriching academic journey,” Rina Lopez-Bautista, Knowledge Channel president and executive director said.
Throughout the years, Knowledge Channel remained true to its commitment in creating more fun educational content that fuses the power of media and technology. Its library now boasts of programs on Early Childhood Development, K to 12, and Alternative Learning that can be accessed using multimedia platforms–cable (SKYcable), direct-to-home (SKYdirect), digital TV (ABS-CBN TVplus), online (kchonline.ph), and video-on-demand (Knowledge Channel On-Demand). In fact, it is the first and only TV and online educational media tandem primarily focused on the Philippines’ basic education curriculum.
Apart from producing educational shows, Knowledge Channel is also providing educators programs and workshops that harness their competencies in helping students meet or exceed academic standards. It offers a flagship teacher training program called Learning Effectively through Enhanced Pedagogies (LEEP). It is also a part of the consortium that provides a 12-module course, Superintendents Leadership Program (SLP) for schools division superintendents (SDSs) and assistant schools division superintendents (ASDs) so that they may attain the required level of competency to effectively manage their respective division. To date, Knowledge Channel has trained more than 5,000 teachers and principals from more than 1,500 school nationwide.
Join Knowledge Channel as it celebrates its 17th anniversary by watching “MathDali” beginning on June 14 and “AgriCOOLture” starting on July 19.
“MathDali” will air under the Mathematics curriculum block for Grade 4 on Knowledge Channel every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00AM and 1:20PM. Meanwhile, “AgriCOOLture” will air every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:40AM and 4:00PM. Knowledge Channel is aired on SKYcable, SKYdirect, Destiny Cable, and ABS-CBN TVplus.