Teach­ers must stay sharp

Con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of teach­ers is the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s main agenda

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SARAH RAHIM KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

THE Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry has in­tro­duced the Con­tin­u­ous Pro­fes­sional De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme (PPB) to sup­port of­fi­cers in the ed­u­ca­tion ser­vice (PPP) to up­grade them­selves in the pro­fes­sion.

The of­fi­cers will have the op­por­tu­nity to in­crease their ex­per­tise, com­pe­ten­cies and teach­ing skills.

Deputy di­rec­tor for pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of the Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion Di­vi­sion, Ros­nar­izah Ab­dul Halim, said the PBB is one of the min­istry’s main agenda.

This is be­cause the qual­ity of teach­ers is in­stru­men­tal to the suc­cess of the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Malaysia Ed­u­ca­tion Blue­print 20132015.

Hav­ing qual­ity teach­ers will help in nur­tur­ing the holis­tic de­vel­op­ment of stu­dents.

Ros­nar­izah said teach­ers need to be com­mit­ted to be­come pro­fes­sional ed­u­ca­tors to en­sure that the teach­ing pro­fes­sion stays rel­e­vant and ef­fec­tive.

The pro­gramme is based on the PPB de­vel­op­ment frame­work com­pris­ing three di­men­sions — pro­fes­sional val­ues, knowl­edge and skills

“The PPB frame­work de­fines the roles and com­pe­ten­cies of the PPPs.

“At the same time, it will en­sure that PPP are able to take up their roles and shoul­der the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as im­ple­menters, men­tors, agents of change and strate­gic thinkers,” she said.

Ros­nar­izah added that the scope of the PPPs’ ca­reer de­vel­op­ment is not lim­ited only to teach­ing and learn­ing.

PPPs can also de­velop their ca­reers in lead­er­ship and as sub­ject mat­ter ex­perts based on their abil­i­ties, ca­pa­bil­i­ties and com­pe­ten­cies.

Con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of teach­ers is the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s main agenda.

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Ed­u­ca­tion ser­vice of­fi­cers can in­crease their ex­per­tise and teach­ing skills through the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s Con­tin­u­ous Pro­fes­sion­al­ism De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme . Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry PPB deputy di­rec­tor Ros­nar­izah Ab­dul Halim says teach­ers who join the pro­gramme must be com­mit­ted to pre­pare them­selves to be­come pro­fes­sional ed­u­ca­tors.

Ed­u­ca­tion ser­vice of­fi­cers can de­velop their ca­reers across dif­fer­ent fields that in­clude lead­er­ship and ed­u­ca­tion ex­per­tise.

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