PTES teachers to learn best practices of popular Miri college
THE teaching staff of the Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre (PTES) will be visiting a prominent college in Miri, Sarawak, Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Hj Bujang (KTDTHB), at the end of November, as part of a more holistic approach in further improving the quality of education of the centre.
Dr Hj Makarimi Hj Kasim, PTES’ Head of Professional Research and Development Section, said that 45 teachers from PTES will visit the KTDTHB to observe and learn their best practices, as the Malaysian college is known to have produced a number of students who went on to become cabinet ministers of Sarawak.
“Through this visit, we hope to expose our teachers to the academic environment of the college (KTDTHB) and to see which of their best practices that can be adopted into our institution,” he said.
He added that the visit will also help develop the participating teachers in improving the quality of their individual teaching methods through interactions with KTDTHB students as well as exchanging experiences with college’s teachers.
“For the visit, we also want to look at the college’s parent-and-teacher association because what we have learned so far (is that) they are very active in conducting activities that help strengthen the bonds of communication between teachers, students and parents,” he said.
Dr Hj Makarim said that although PTES has its own parent-teacher association, interactions between parents and teachers only become active during exam seasons which he added was “not enough”.
“We want to create strong bonds between our teachers, parents and students because at the end of the day the bonds help teachers and parents to communicate with each other easily which can smoothen the process of addressing a student’s issues in the classroom,” he said.
He hoped after the visit, the Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre will be able to conduct family activities that will have active involvement from the parents of the students.
The Brunei Times