Learn, understand students as individuals

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TEACHERS must learn and understand their students as individuals to improve education delivery, said a senior education officer yesterday at an educational workshop.

Speaking to members of the media at the Yayasan Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) School Work Review and Student’s Profiling Workshop, YSHHB Assistant Managing Director Hjh Donnaliza Abdullah Puasa highlighted the importance of strategies in student profiling.

 She said participants will be given the opportunity to explore the different instructional strategies as well as modes of conducting students profiling of the groups of students that they are teaching.

The interactive session offered insight into various topics which focuses on ways to develop and sustaining passionate and enthusiastic teaching staffs while exploring various ways to increase student’s engagement and interest in the classroom.

“Today’s workshop is one of the initiative undertaken by the education section of Yayasan, specifically for teachers of year six and year five as well as students, and because this is a part of the operation to enable teachers to understand the functions of work review and how it is important for teachers to prioritise work review,” Hjh Donnaliza explained.

Participants will also be guided to evaluate the instructional strategies to suit the student’s abilities, according to the Assistant Managing Director.

She added that it is vital for all teachers to adopt student profiling and it is important to know the profile of the students that one is teaching.

 “After examinations and tests, teachers need to identify who needs what,” she said, noting that teachers should ‘tailor-make’ their lessons to suit the profile of the students as individual students respond differently to various kinds of teaching delivery.

The workshop, which was attended by 15 YSHHB teachers for various subjects including Mathematics, English language, Malay language and Social Studies.

It was divided into two parts that concentrated on the school’s academic results and effective intervention strategies that can be used to improve school results.

The one-day workshop featured two presenters from the Department of Schools under the Ministry of Education (MoE), Hjh Mariam Hj Ladi and Dk Suryani Pg Hj Mohd Yassin.

The Brunei Times