With the rapid explosion of social media and easy access to online content,
provision of information will not be the sole responsibility of an educator. Educators will be called upon to engage and facilitate our learners in
thinking and understanding. This shift will change our responsibility and our
roles from Teacher to Facilitator.
The notion of Learner-Centered Learning has been around for
ages. Early theorists like John Dewey, Jean Piaget and Carl Roger have been
advocating these ideas of focusing on learner needs and individuality. Recent
pedagogies or learning theories such as Multiple Intelligence, Differentiated
Instructions, Collaborative Learning and Cooperative Learning are providing the
WHY as well as the HOW to support Learner-Centered Learning.
However, when you walk into a classroom or lecture theater, you are still likely to see the “CHALK and TALK” or “FRONTAL TEACHING” approach of teaching being used.
Overall, educators do not lack great learning theories nor do they lack the BIG “How”. Rather they are looking for specific strategies and techniques that they can learn and apply quickly in their classroom. This is exactly what we are offering.
PAL Facilitation Workshops
Programmes for Active Learning for the Pri 1 & 2 been around since 2010. The focus is to engage students via 4 domains of activities to learn about Social Emotional Competencies and strengthen characters.
There are 2 key areas teachers are keen to do better, namely: REFLECTION & BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT. We have designed various workshops to support teachers in these areas.
We have also been assisting schools in updating their PAL Lesson Plan to ensure coherence between objectives, activities and questions.
Professional Development for Teachers is identified as one of the five key elements of effective CCE programmes and implementation. Though, Schools are provided with CCE curriculum and guide to support teachers in the implementation of CCE curriculum, additional professional development will significantly help teachers moving from teaching to FACILITATING CCE lessons.
We have managed to customise and align our CCE Facilitation Workshop with the CSI Framework and engaging teaching strategies in the CCE Guides. This alignment creates a seamless learning and application of these framework and strategies in the CCE Lessons.