About the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program

The Central Visayan Institute Foundation – Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP) is a 21st century innovative teaching method that is compliant with the Department of Education’s K-12 curriculum, develops independent student learners, and improves their academic performance especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM.

This disaster-resilient and low-cost teaching pedagogy was developed by world-renown theoretical physicists Dr. Christopher Bernido and Dr. Ma Victoria Carpio-Bernido who, in 2010, were conferred the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for their work on the CVIF-DLP.

First implemented in 2002 at the Bernidos’ school in Bohol – the Central Visayan Institute Foundation or CVIF – the CVIF-DLP is now being implemented by more than a hundred public and private schools and even Alternative Learning System (ALS) centers nationwide.

A synthesis of classical and modern pedagogical theories, the CVIF-DLP has four key components:

  • Parallel Classes Learning Scheme that fosters independent student learning
  • Activity-based Multi-Domain Learning composed of Daily Learning Activities that develop the highest level of learning
  • In-School Comprehensive Student Portfolio that compiles the student’s body of work
  • Strategic Study and Rest Periods that promote a zero-homework policy and four academic days

Learning communities that are implementing the CVIF-DLP have shown improvement in their students’ performance in standardized tests, have increased the number of their graduating students passing university entrance exams, have improved students’ attendance, and have improved overall behavior of their students.

Know more how CVIF-DLP is being implemented

We will not have used DLP for a very long time if it was not working for us. The beginning is always the hardest but If you really want to provide better education to your students, if you want to create an impact not only to your school but also to your students, I think DLP is the way to go. It will be hard at the beginning but, I assure you, once you see the results it will be all worthwhile.

We received the ‘Excellence in Educational Transformation Award for Innovations in Learning Methodologies and Delivery Systems for Learning Effectiveness’ because of the DLP.

Because of DLP, we were able to stabilize our academic and our instruction that’s why we were able to address other issues like infrastructure, salaries of teachers, and accreditation.

DLP IN ACTION

CVIF-DLP in Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education:


The integration of CVIF-DLP in ALIVE is a non-traditional approach to promote independent learning among Muslim learners. Even in the absence of Asatidz (Muslim teachers), the students' ability to learn is still encouraged and developed.

CVIF-DLP in Indigenous Peoples' Education:


With CVIF-DLP, teachers can smoothly transition early tribal learners from their mother tongue to Filipino and English as medium for instruction in their major subjects through the learning activity sheets that are contextualized and indigenized to reflect the IP Education curriculum.

CVIF-DLP in Alternative Learning System:


The integration of CVIF-DLP to DepEd's Alternative Learning System (ALS) creates huge impact to mobile teachers and other ALS implementors as they are able to better handle learners with different skill levels at the same time.

CVIF-DLP in Formal School:


CVIF-DLP not only improves student learning but also helps provide solutions to various socio-economic issues faced in the delivery of quality education in formal schools, such as scarcity of books and lack of classrooms.

"Learning never exhausts the mind. "

- Leonardo da Vinci