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Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia
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Integrating student centered approaches in science teacher training in Cambodia

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  • What can we offer you in the next 15 minutes.
  • Province surrounding Phnom Penh, the capital of CambodiaTotal population:
  • 4 pictures:Khmer rouge picture “Tuol Sleng”AgricultureBusy PP
  • Lack of teachers: picture of large classCauses:High birth rate (after KR fell)Lack of qualified teachersLack of school buildings & materialsLow salariesLack of teaching material: picture illustrating rote learning, small A4 poster…Lack of access to teaching resources (language, financially, IT skills)
  • Short description of educational context: EFA, Programme is aligned with other organisations, with vision on education shared by Ministry of education
  • Working toward teacher training material on science education. With techniques, examples, activities, experiments…
  • Material development:Lesson plansExperiments with manualTeacher training manualsPostersMonitoring includesfollow-up activities after workshopRegular lesson observationsYearly tests with teachers and studentsMovie fragment: SCA workshopMovie: lesson fragment with SCA try-out?
  • In cooperation with ministry of education and other donors
  • BarriersLimited knowledge and confidenceCosmetic application of student centered approachesHigh teacher rotationLimited sustainabilityEvaluationHigh student-teacher ratio and pupil-class ration
  • In contrast with “one fits all” shotgun approachTry-out techniques and discuss with teachers how to adapt to local circumstancesSCA should serve lesson objectives. Sometimes techniques are applied without considering impact on reaching lesson objectives.
  • Printed versions of full paper available in hard and soft copyInterested in teacher training manual, posters, experiments
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    • 1. Strengthening Student Centered Learning In Science Teaching In Cambodia
      Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010, Penang, Malaysia
    • 2. Contents
      Cambodia
      Country context
      Education context
      Student centered approaches?
      Methodology
      Barriers encountered
      Lessons learned
      Contact
    • 3. 1. Cambodia
      Kandal province
      Teacher training college, Kandal province
    • 4. 1. Cambodia
    • 5. 2. Context Education
    • 6. 2. Context Education
      Education For All (EFA) by 2015 (UNESCO)
      Child Friendly School Policy (UNICEF)
      Focus on increased enrollment
      Effective teaching and learning
      • Student centered approaches
      • 7. Skills
    • 3. student centered approaches
      Versus practice of “rote learning”
      Focus on:
      How things work?
      Conceptual science teaching
      Skills
      Active reading
      Note taking
      Creative writing
      Reasoning
      Formative assessment
      Collaborative learning
      Problem solving
    • 8. 3. student centered approaches
      Why?
      Teacher satisfaction
      Student motivation
      Better learning
      Different learning styles
      Interest in science
    • 9. 4. Methodology
    • 10. 4. Methodology
      Training and monitoring at other training centers
      Testing and training at training center in Kandal
    • 11. 5. Barriers
      Lack of confidence
      Teaching material
      Lack of content knowledge
      High Absenteeism
      Curriculum & Textbook issues
      Teacher rotation
      Big classes
    • 12. 6. Lessons Learned
      Small groups & frequent feedback
      Time for localization of methodologies and materials
      E.g. adapt to lesson plan structure
      Focus on lesson objectives
      Monitor progress through peer-teaching and try-outs
      Focus on time aspect of SCA
      Quick-and-easy methodologies for fast results
      Involve both lecturers and teachers from practice schools
    • 13. 7. Further research
      Long term monitoring to measure impact on school level.
      In-depth analysis of barriers to student centered activities (experiments)
    • 14. 8. Contact
      Interested ?
      VVOB Cambodia http://www.vvob.be/vvob/?q=en/cambodia_en
      UonVirakvirak.vvobseal@gmail.com
      StefaanVandeWallestefaan.vvobseal@gmail.com

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