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    Leading by example

    James Kon

    Several recipients of the certificate of Literacy and Numeracy Coaching Programme (LNCP) Accreditation recently voiced their commitment towards further improving teaching and learning using the approaches gained from the training.

    Lead trainer Mohammad Syafiq bin Haji Abu Bakar in an interview shared, “I’ve been integrating and adapting digital learning into the programme as part of our training even before the pandemic. For the past two years I’ve been trying my best to make sure that our training stays current with global standards.”

    The hybrid, blended and remote methods of digital learning are the main focus in the future of education. “I’m hoping to continue to improve on this part of the training and contribute as much as I can to support when it comes to global standards and trends,” he said.

    Imparting advice for current trainee or future nominated coaches, he said, “I would like you to know that this programme, despite the amount of work you do, in my own experience, is worth the effort and time for your professional as well as your personal growth.”

    Senior coach Hajah Ithnah binti Haji Abdul Latip from Cluster 4 shared that the LNCP has published a guideline called Teaching for Mastery as a guide for teachers.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Coach Muhamad Akmal Nahri bin Haji Kamal; senior coach Hajah Ithnah binti Haji Abdul Latip and lead trainer Mohammad Syafiq bin Haji Abu Bakar. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

    “The book contains four components on effective teaching in classroom,” she said. “The first component is structure and organisation, teaching planning, effective lesson plan by using various strategy and pedagogy approach that are able to give the best teaching for students.”

    “The second focusses on teaching dialogue which is the effective method of communication of teachers with students and students with other students,” she continued.

    “The third component is learning that requires teamwork. Teachers need to embrace challenges in planning for lessons in accordance to the students’ ability while the final component is Assessment for Learning. This is self-assessment carried out with the feedback and feed forward concept to provide response to a student.”

    She expressed hope that the book can be fully utilised by coaches.

    Another to comment was coach Muhamad Akmal Nahri bin Haji Kamal from Pengiran Dipa Negara Pengiran Jaya Sengkarai Primary School in the Tutong District.

    “After the accreditation phase, I have found that my teaching practice is now more aligned with LNCP goals, which is to provide high quality literacy teaching,” he said.

    “Besides that, I feel more motivated and confident in my teaching – with hopes that I can produce students highly-skilled in literacy. As an educator and a literacy coach, I hope that I can strengthen the education system especially in improving literacy skills among students.”

    Muhamad Akmal Nahri also said, “As someone who has gone through the full process, first and foremost, my advice is to refresh your intention and remember that the training is for the benefit of ourselves and more importantly our students.”

    “Secondly, but just as important, is to stay motivated and believe in what you are doing. The road might be challenging but at the end of the day, it will be worth it for our own self-development as well as to support the Ministry of Education (MoE) in achieving Brunei Vision 2035 especially in developing highly educated people.”

    A total of 68 individuals received certificates of LNCP Accreditation during a recent LNCP Accreditation ceremony at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School after completing the LNCP for lead trainers, senior coaches and coaches.

    The recipients comprised three lead trainers and 16 senior coaches from the MoE and two senior coaches from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA).

    Meanwhile, 45 coaches from the MoE and two coaches from the MoRA received their certificates and lapel pins at the ceremony.

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