This presentation by Yeap Ban Har focused on teacher professional development. Wong Khoon Yoong presented pre-service teacher education. Charles Patton and Jeremy Roselle from Stanford Research
This presentation by Yeap Ban Har focused on teacher professional development. Wong Khoon Yoong presented pre-service teacher education. Charles Patton and Jeremy Roselle from Stanford Research International were the other panelists.
integrating curriculum assessment and teacher professional development Teacher Professional Development in Singapore Yeap Ban Har firstname.lastname@example.org National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological University Slides can be downloaded from www.mathz4kidz.com
types of professional development for singapore teachers
Photo: SEED Institute Kindergarten Teachers in a Degree Course Photo: National Institute of Education Teachers at a Workshop-style In-service Course University-Initiated In-service Courses Graduate Courses
Photo: SEED Institute Kindergarten Teachers in a degree course Photo: NIE In-service Course on Lesson Study University-Initiated In-service Courses Graduate Courses
Photo: Stamford Primary School In-house Professional Development Workshop School-Initiated In-house Workshop Photo: HougangPrimary School In-house Professional Development Workshop
Ministry of Education-Initiated Teachers Network Activities Teacher Work Attachment Professional Development Leave Photo: Catholic High School (Primary)
typical professional development Typically, professional development for Singapore teachers consist of workshop-style training.
professional development and curriculum and assessment demands
curriculum emphasis on problem solving Reference: Singapore Ministry of Education 2006
assessment Item from Grade 6 National Examination emphasis on problem solving Reference: Singapore Examination & Assessment Board 2010
in national examination significant emphasis on problem solving A B F E D C Reference: Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board 2004-2008
Wellington Primary School rationale The rationale of teaching mathematics is that it is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”. Reference: Singapore Ministry of Education 2006
Holistic Learning for Students More Engaging Pedagogy More Holistic Assessment Quality Teaching Force MOE is “strengthening the training and professional development for our teachers so that they can deliver a high-quality primary education for your child”.
Teachers Profile 30 000 teachers in about 300 schools 75% with bachelor’s degree 50% of primary school teachers are non-university graduates 10% with graduate degrees Pre-service teacher training does not produce mathematics specialists
“Provide current non-graduate teachers with avenues for professional development and/or academic upgrading.” Source: PERI Report 2009
“Encourage subject specialisation of teachers at the upper primary levels through in-service training, while continuing to provide schools with the autonomy to deploy their teachers according to their needs.” Source: PERI Report 2009
professional development and educational policies
professional learning consolidated emphasis on
Professional Learning Teachers are entitled to 100 hours of professional development Teachers Network was set up in 1998 All schools have formal PLC by 2012 Teacher Development Centre to coordinate professional learning to bet set up in 2010 All schools to eventually have a Staff Developer, a head of department responsible for the professional development of teachers in the school Action Research has been introduced as a PLC tool Lesson Study has been introduced as another PLC tool
To sustain a high-performing education system, Singapore’s educators will take on an active role in shaping the development of their profession. MOE is committed to supporting the teaching profession in developing a new Teacher Development Centre as a focal point for teacher professional development. MOE will also strengthen the career development opportunities for educators who wish to deepen their expertise in teaching. Press Release 17 September 2009 MOE Work Plan Seminar
Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Singapore lesson study North Vista Primary School, Singapore
In the keynote lecture Mike Schmoker called for “authentic team-based PLC”. Fuchun Primary School Northlight School
In this conference Barbara Reys identified “teachers’ content knowledge” as one of the ten most pressing challenges. Fuchun Primary School’s teachers discussing how to do 1.45 x 18 in one of their professional development courses Balestier Primary School’s teachers figuring out a ‘magic’ trick demonstrated by the instructor in a professional development course.
what shape professional development of singapore primary teachers professional learning culture curriculum & assessment demands high expectations school & parents non-specialist teachers in primary schools