Teachers to apply methods learnt in the Philippines

|     Hakim Hayat     |

TWENTY-NINE special education teachers from the Department of Education of the Visayas Region in the Philippines yesterday concluded a five-day workshop with the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei.

During the workshop at SMARTER Edge Centre in Kampong Mata-Mata, the visiting teachers had the opportunity to learn more about SMARTER Brunei’s sensory processing activities with students.

These included heavy works, balance and movements, auditory (hearing), visual (seeing), olfactory (smelling), gustatory (tasting) and tactile (touch) which helps in attaining, maintaining and changing their emotional status into ‘just the right level’ to attend, focus and participate in the daily activities

Master Teacher II and Special Education Coordinator of Abuyog East District Jonathan Budlong said with the knowledge imparted from their counterparts during the workshop, the visiting delegates who are leading special education classes from various schools in the Philippines hope that they can apply best practices and apply teaching strategies and methods learnt here in their schools.

SMARTER Brunei President Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman handed over the certificates to all participants who are leaving Brunei today.

Participants in a group photo with their certificates. – HAKIM HAYAT