Education will take into account the request on philosophy in the reform of the Lomce

Education will take into account the request on philosophy in the reform of the Lomce



The Ministry of Education "will take into account" in the reform of the Lomce that is underway the request agreed yesterday in Congress for the Philosophy and the History of Philosophy to have weight again in Secondary and Baccalaureate.

This has been confirmed to Efe by sources from the department headed by Isabel Celáa, who have ensured that the decision adopted yesterday by Parliament will be taken into account when it is transferred to the Ministry of Education.

The Education Commission of the Congress unanimously approved a proposition not of law in which it manifests the will to reorganize the Bachillerato curriculum to establish Philosophy and the History of Philosophy as common and compulsory subjects in 1st and 2nd year of Bachillerato.

The final text also supports the desire of the Lower House that the new curriculum of 4th of ESO incorporates the subject of Ethics as a common and mandatory subject.

The Organic Law for the Improvement of Educational Quality (Lomce) establishes as the core the subject of Philosophy in the 1st Baccalaureate, but eliminates the core character of the History of Philosophy in the 2nd Baccalaureate and the compulsory nature of Ethics in the 4th year of Secondary Education.

The agreed text indicates the intention of the Lower House to design a common curriculum for the entire non-university educational system, which is at the same time stable and flexible in the contents.

And within that basic curriculum, adds the proposal, to include a training cycle in Philosophy "sequenced" during the last three years of secondary education -4º of ESO, 1º and 2º of Bachillerato-, "in a way analogous to what it happens in other subjects like Language, Mathematics and History ".

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