In Myanmar, the most popular teaching methods are teacher-centered and based on rote-learning, preventing students from developing critical thinking skills and actively taking part in the lessons. At the same time, many teachers are from and work in isolated places and therefore have few opportunities to receive training, to increase their subject knowledge, and to access teaching resources.
Educasia’s teacher training programs are targeting the neediest and most isolated teachers and aim at building their capacity in teaching a variety of subjects at post-secondary levels in low-resources settings.
The programs focus on gearing teachers with skills, knowledge, and attitudes to deliver successful and quality courses, to lead analytical and active classrooms, and to ensure the adequacy and relevancy of the learning experience.
The training and workshops also aim at creating space for teachers to reflect and share their experiences and come up with contextually appropriate solutions to enhance the quality of education in their communities.
Teacher training programs and workshops
Educasia implements various types of teacher training to post-secondary schools and education programs. Educasia builds the capacity of teachers and educators to provide quality education, using student-centered approaches, create active analytical classrooms, and effectively use Educasia materials. It runs two comprehensive training programs: pre-service for teachers-to-be and in-service for working teachers. These consist of workshops, progress assessment, and evaluation, with continuous support and feedback. Since 2008, Educasia had delivered 140 numbers of training around Myanmar.
- The comprehensive teacher training program
The program runs over a period of 6 months and follows an experiential learning approach; combining training sessions, classroom practice and follow-up. The program runs as pre-service for teachers-to-be and in-service for working teachers to upgrade their skills.
Training topics cover:
- Fundamentals of Teaching
- Course and Lesson Planning
- Classroom Management
- Students’ Progress Assessment
- Using Activities in Learning
- Subject-specific training
These training are designed to train teachers in teaching subjects including:
- English Language
- Social Studies
- Community Management & Development
- Workshops based on need assessment
The topics of these workshops are determined based on need assessments or requests from schools and teachers. Example of workshops:
- Curriculum implementation
- Ways to revise effectively
- Inclusive classroom
4. Trainers training
Teacher trainers training cover topics such as:
- Designing and delivering a teacher training
- Training and facilitation skills
- Implementing follow-up systems