We have been working in partnership with Pintar Foundation and UEM Sdn. Bhd. to deliver the ‘Teacher of English Development Project’ (TEDP), a programme delivering training and mentoring to 100 primary school teachers in 50 schools, in largely rural areas on the Malaysian peninsular.
TEDP began in April 2012 and provides training on incorporating effective teaching techniques within the primary classroom and integrating language skills. The programme is designed to support primary school teachers who teach standard 1-3 pupils, in their understanding and implementation of the KSSR (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah).
The British Council trainers regularly visit their trainees’ schools to mentor and support the teachers in their own contexts, as well as conduct group teacher training sessions on effective techniques. Through this project we guide the teachers to adapt and implement meaningful communicative teaching techniques in their classrooms. The legacy of the project will be to provide schools with teachers trained in reflective practice ready to cascade their knowledge to other teachers in their schools.