Teachers must stay sharp
Continuous professional development of teachers is the Education Ministry’s main agenda
SARAH RAHIM KUALA LUMPUR firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.