Quo Vadis?

A Reflection on the Challenges of Curricular Reforms in the Philippine Higher Education





curriculum, curricular reforms, higher educational institutions, new normal, Philippines


The continuity of education must be seamless. Hence, adjustments in the basic education curriculum also calls for adjustments in the higher education curriculum to ensure the continuity of the learning process after transitioning from senior high school to tertiary education. Philippine Higher Educational Institutions is challenged everyday with the series of developments happening in the country. As such, adapting to these developments must be captured though curricular reforms in the PHEI curriculum. This short reflection deals with the adjustments made by the higher education in the Philippines in order to align themselves with the curricular reforms made in the basic education.


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Author Biography

Emily B. Tan, University of Santo Tomas

Graduate School


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How to Cite

MANIRE, R. N., & Tan, E. B. (2021). Quo Vadis? A Reflection on the Challenges of Curricular Reforms in the Philippine Higher Education. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(6), 381–384. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss6.3187