Residential training on subjects for new curricula (STD 1,2) and pre-primary with focus on 3R (Year 1) – INSET ON 3R
After the policy revision of 2014 concerning the educational sector, the structure of basic education has changed. Reforms of the school curriculum have been formulated: some of the subjects have been reorganized, while others have been introduced for the first time within the school teaching.
The residential training on new curriculum focusing on the 3R approach, which stands for “reading, writing and arithmetic”; these skills are mentioned among the main items of the 2014 revision, oriented towards a program which highlights the basic skills development.
The training has started today and will last for a total of 12 days. It will be realized for district officers and teachers coming from 2 groups of 10 schools each (6 days per group of schools). There will be 3 teachers per school: one pre-primary teacher, one STD 1 teacher and one STD 2 teacher (when the teacher for STD 1 and STD 2 is the same, the Head of teachers will be invited). Some of the schools can have more than 1 pre-primary teacher and some teachers with babys can ask to come with the caregiver. Therefore, in total, the training is planned to host 95 people: 80 teachers and 6 caregivers (teachers with babies normally bring a caregiver to take care the babies while they are attending the training session), 4 Ward Education Coordinators, and 2 district authorities . The training is facilitated by tutors coming from Vikindu Teachers’ College, and is held at SHIPO’s premises in Njombe.