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Senior High School Core Subject: Personal Development

Personal Development is one of the core subjects under the senior high school curriculum. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Knowing Oneself
  • Developing the Whole Person
  • Developmental Stages in Middle and Late Adolescence
  • The Challenges of Middle and Late Adolescence
  • Coping with Stress in Middle and Late Adolescence
  • The Powers of the Mind
  • Mental Health and Well-being in Middle and Late adolescence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Personal Relationships
  • Social Relationships in Middle and Late Adolescence
  • Family Structures and Legacies
  • Persons and Careers
  • Career Pathways
  • Insights into One’s Personal Development

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Maintaining a journal
  • Identifying one’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Identifying personal ways of coping for healthful living
  • Identifying ways to improve learning using both the left and right brain
  • Evaluating one’s own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Appraising one’s present relationships
  • Making plans for building responsible future relationships
  • Showing the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in real life
  • Making a mind map of ways to achieve psychological well-being
  • Distinguishing the various roles of different individuals in society
  • Conducting a mini-survey on Filipino relationships
  • Making a genogram and tracing attributes through generations
  • Constructing a creative visualization of one’s personal development
  • Preparing a career plan based on one’s personal goal and external factors


These examples only cover the scope of the core subjects. For the scope of the contextualized and specialized subjects, please refer to their respective lists.

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