PINTAR Core Module for Teachers (PCT) Training

In line with the Ministry of Education’s prioritisation for 21st century learning in schools, the PINTAR Core Module for Teachers (PCT) focused on teachers’ continuous professional development (CPD) and 21st century learning. 

In addition to the Module 1 pilot held earlier this year at SK Sungai Rawang and SK Batu 38 in Selangor, 62 teachers from the two schools attended Module 2 training sessions on problem solving, creative and analytical thinking skills in May. 
The teachers were trained by Ms Elmarie Potgieter from Rite Education on how to enhance their communication, behavioural and social skills between peers and students.

Among the training’s objectives were delivering the importance of higher order thinking skills (HOTS); implementing visible thinking in teachers, and strategising tools for developing thinking in curriculum.

Over the two days, teachers discussed on HOTS and its importance in students’ development, and the training provided them with tools and insights on various activities that can be implemented in classroom teaching and used across different subjects for different ages to create a classroom culture where thinking routines and structures become habits that help develop independent thinking and learning. Towards the end of the session, the participants shared on how the programme has changed their mind set and approach towards teaching techniques.

For the next phase, PINTAR Foundation together with RITE Education will be conducting a monitoring and evaluation session to determine the outcomes derived from the PCT module programme and evaluate the quality of in-school implementation by the two schools.