is one of the basic need and most important thing to survive in the 21st
century. Since the coming of the Digital Era, every information that you need is
just a click away. Modern technology offers teaching tools for the improvement
of learning quality. This being said, student awareness is important to
maximize educational growth in a learning environment.
The Association of South East Asian Nations
also known as ASEAN is composed of ten member states namely Brunei Darussalam,
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,
Thailand, and Vietnam with the tagline: “One Vision, One Identity, and One
Community” (Investing in ASEAN 2017). They have been thriving to uplift the
economic status of Southeast Asia by helping one another to be free and
independent with the guidance of strategic foreign partners of ASEAN. It was
founded on August 1967 with five original members or the founding fathers of
ASEAN; Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. The goal
was to preserve long term peace in Southeast Asia, by unifying, to balance the
roles that outside powers, including the United States, Japan, and China,
played in Southeast Asia (Kurlanzick, 2012).
ASEAN is one of the most significant groups
for the past Fifty years for ASEAN has grown increasingly influential. An
organization with power and internal coherence and skilled in resolving
economic and political challenges could form the foundation of broader
Southeast Asian integration it could gain a greater respect on the
International arena. ASEAN Integration has proposed a new strategic plan to
make the economic status of ASEAN member state to grow faster. This means that every member state should
have to make plans and whatever the outcome of agreed decisions of their
meetings they have to realize it if they wanted to be successful state in Asia.
ASEAN member state could become Internationally Competitive.
To make this ASEAN Integration possible, the
Philippines has to change the educational system of Department of Education or
known as DepED, as well as the Commission on Higher Education known as CHED,
from traditional form of education into K to 12 or the adding of another two
years on the secondary education and in this two years they will know some of
the basic skills or NCII.
Let the Senior High School student’s knows
about the ASEAN Integration in education in terms of ICT by conducting a
seminar or lectures and invite some professionals and respectable persons who
can explain the ASEAN Integration so
well. It is good for them to understand the functions of ASEAN Integration in
terms of ICT, so that they will have an enhanced knowledge about the said