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

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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.