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This partnership led to the develeopment of the "Primary Innovations" programme. It is a programme designed in collaboration with UK ELT consultant, Jayne Moon, and implemented by the British Council and the Ministry of Education.
It aims to increase the number of Malaysian English language trainers with a good foundation in primary teaching who can effectively deliver teacher training workshops.
About this project
To provide an opportunity for capacity building and changing approaches to teacher training, the British Council worked with trainers in local training colleges to develop Master Trainers who could then cascade the Primary Innovations programme. Participants were chosen from three states to attend 180 hours of course work over three years.
The programme focussed on:
- Trainer Facilitation, Mentoring and Course Development Skills/ Knowledge (Both knowing that and knowing how to)
- Knowledge of Children‘s L2 learning & YL Pedagogic Content Knowledge
- Professional Development
In between phases, participants arranged and delivered workshops to teachers while being observed by master trainers so they could put into practice new methodologies and techniques they had learned.
From 2013, Primary Innovations is being incorporated into pre-service teacher training in partnership with IPGM of the Ministry of Education.