Friday, 20 November 2009

Read Write Inc. Phonics Workshop

The 'Read Write Inc. Ruth Miskin Literacy UK Programme Training Workshop' was conducted by Ms Karen Morris, a trainer from the UK working in collaboration with the English Unit, Curriculum Development Department, Ministry of Education. The workshop was held over a period of four days starting from 16 to 19 November 2009 at Level 4 , Civil Service Institute in Kampong Rimba. The 40 participants present in the workshop comprised mainly Brunei primary school teachers from all the 4 districts. Observers from various departments in the Ministry of Education (Human Resources Department, Curriculum Development Department, Department of Schools, Department of Schools Inspectorate, etc.) and teacher educators from UBD were also invited to attend the workshop.

The main aim of the workshop was to train teachers in using phonics to help young children develop better reading and writing skills in English. This is one of the Ministry of Education's efforts in meeting the set goal of SPN21 in developing and enhancing literacy and numeracy skills among young learners in the nation. During the workshop, each participant was given a set of 'Read Write Inc.' training material packages and guidelines to carry out his/her phonics lessons in the classroom. These participants will be the RWI managers and are expected to provide RWI training in the long run.


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