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Understanding Culture, Society and Politics Module: Human Responses to Emerging Challenges in Contemporary Society

Welcome to the Understanding Culture, Society and Politics’ Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) Module on State and Non-state Institutions!

The hand is one of the most symbolized parts of the human body. It is often used to depict skill, action, and purpose. Through our hands, we may learn, create, and accomplish. Hence, the hand in this learning resource signifies that you as a learner are capable and empowered to successfully achieve the relevant competencies and skills at your own pace and time. Your academic success lies in your own hands!

This module was designed to provide you with fun and meaningful opportunities for guided and independent learning at your own pace and time. You will be enabled to process the contents of the learning resource while being an active learner.

The module is designed for the learners to understand the challenges in contemporary society and how human expected to response to it. Specifically, it will tackle two major challenges to human adaptation and social change: Global Warming and Climate Change, and Transnational Migration, and Overseas Filipino workers. Global warming and climate change which relate to ecological problems and the transnational migration and the challenges of cultural differences and culture shock specifically experienced by Overseas Filipino workers abroad. Further, it provides details on the advantages and disadvantages of international labor migration by highlighting the impact on domestic economies and the results to the formation of the transnational household and family.

Basically, understanding the concept of these new challenges help prepare the learner to real life situation. Accompanied into this module are two subtopics and various activities that were developed based on learning competencies. This could help the learners to test what they have already known and what they have learned.

The module is divided into three lessons, namely:

New Challenges to Human Adaptation and Social Change

  • Lesson 1 – Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Lesson 2 – Adaptation
  • Lesson 3 – Transnational Migration and Overseas Filipino Workers

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. Identify new challenges faced by human populations in contemporary societies.

2. Describe how human societies adapt to new challenges in the physical, social, and cultural environment.

3. Develop a plan of action for community-based response to change.

Understanding Culture, Society and Politics Quarter 2 Self-Learning Module: Human Responses to Emerging Challenges in Contemporary Society


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