Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre has set Twitter on fire for tweeting that 6 years of repeated history was a waste of time.
Don’t get me wrong…— Nadine Lustre (@hello_nadine) December 29, 2021
I learned a lot in school, but I think 6 years of repeated history was a waste of time.
Lustre’s tweet has generated 25,700 likes, 2,500+ retweets and 501 quote tweets as of this writing.
The wokes jumped into the conversation and use the opportunity to take a swipe at Filipinos who still think Martial Law wasn’t real. Or perhaps, the atrocities wasn’t taught enough in school.
6 years of repeated history but kids still think Martial Law wasn't real.😭— #LabanLeni2022⁷ 💜🌸💖💝💕 (@parksodamned) December 29, 2021
Or the atrocities wasn't taught enough in school I guess?
This is echoed by another netizen.
True. Pero kahit paulit-ulit since elementary hindi pa rin tinuro ang darkest part of our history, ang Martial Law & it's lessons para di na maulit. Kaya karamihan di aware sa human rights violations nang panahong yun. Kaya rin ang bilis maniwala sa fake news about Marcos.— phoenix00🔥🧡 (@wehustlegirl) December 29, 2021
Of course, not all netizens who commented on Lustre’s thread agreed with her. In fact, a netizen using the handle @alwaysThirsty pointed out to the Kapamilya actress the method used by Deped in teaching the subjects in schools.
Spiral method ang tawag doon. Which means konti konti per topic, iintroduce na from Gr1, onwards. Yung level yung mag iimprove. For ex. Math. May Algebra na din sila sa Gr1, mas madali lang yung concept na gagamitin. Tapos itataas yung difficulty level. Scaffolding.— Always30 (@alwaysThirty) December 29, 2021
This is seconded by @Cera_Rants.
Yes exactly! During early grade levels introduction lang muna yung ginagawa regarding sa topics then later on after ilang grade levels tsaka sya dini- discuss in a deeper and detailed way.— Cera (@Cera_Rants) December 31, 2021
Meanwhile on Facebook, Atty. Trixie of the Luminous can’t help but react to Lustre’s viral tweet criticizing how our children was taught history.
Like @alwaysThirsty, Atty. Trixie said that Lustre’s problem was that she did not understand the teaching method.
Atty. Trixie explained that the idea is to build up on what was learned in the previous years. Every year, new information are added.
This is not unique to History subject but in all subject areas.
Atty. Trixie can’t help but comment that perhaps the method wasn’t effective with Lustre and her teachers were less creative.
Sabi ni Nadine Lustre, six years of repeated history was a waste of time.
Problema di nya naiintindihan yung teaching method. You build up on what was learned in the previous years.
So may dinadagdag every year.
Hindi lang po ito sa pagturo ng Kasaysayan kundi lahat ng subjects.
Gayunaman, maybe the method wasn’t effective with Ms. Lustre and she was taught by less creative educators.