Teachers begin 10-day counselling and guidance course

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THE Ministry of Education’s (MoE) 20th counselling and guidance course for primary and secondary school teachers kicked off yesterday at the Department of Schools in Jln Ong Sum Ping.

This year, over 25 education officers from schools in the Brunei-Muara district, Tutong district and Belait district are participating in the 10-day course organised by the ministry’s Counselling and Career Section. 

A briefing on the significance of counselling services at government agencies was delivered yesterday by Hj Saili Hj Chuchu, a career guidance officer from the Department of Schools. 

His talk included various topics on the importance of counselling in schools and organisations, its history in Brunei, and roles of a learning institution counselor.

Participants of the programme were expected to learn counselling theories and techniques, the differences between individual and group counselling sessions, Islamic counselling and work stress management – all of which will be facilitated or delivered by various officers from the Counselling and Career Section spread over the ten-day period.

Speaking with The Brunei Times, the Acting Head of Counselling and Career Division, Ali Yusri Abd Ghafor, said the course aims to equip the participants with an understanding of their  roles as a counsellor and apply the theories and skills in the classroom setting.

An ice-breaking session was also carried out amongst the educators yesterday.

The participants will also be guided and briefed on human growth and development, student appraisal, educational planning, vocational counselling theory and group counselling theory. 

The Brunei Times