Specialising in two subjects helps teachers develop strengths and interests

Published Date: 22 November 2021 09:00 AM

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专攻两科目 助教师发掘长处和兴趣

谨答复《联合早报·交流站》于11月16日刊登的邱巧莲读者投函《教师工作也要精专化》:

我们感谢邱女士对教师福祉的关注,并完全同意教师应该掌握深厚的学科知识,以发挥他们在培养学生方面的潜能。

一般来说,教师会接受两个科目的专门培训。他们拥有相关的教育背景,并对这两个科目有浓厚的兴趣。专攻两个科目使教师能够发掘自己的长处,同时可以灵活地部署到学校。

教师通常被安排教授两个科目,但一些教师可能只教授一个科目,学校视需要决定。无论是教授一科还是两科,我们都会给教师时间、资源和支持,以凸显和深化他们对科目内容的掌握和教学技能。

除了科目教学,教师还会在课堂之外开展课外活动和其他的学生学习项目。这有助于教师了解学生的兴趣和特长,加强师生关系,并帮助教师更全面地培养学生。

在教师加强所选科目的专业能力,以满足学生的不同学习需要的当儿,我们会继续支持教师的福祉。

教育部
副教育总司长(专业发展)
林艳卿


We appreciate Ms Qiu Qiaolian's concern for our teachers' well-being ('Teachers' work need to be specialised too', Nov 16) and fully agree that teachers should acquire deep subject mastery to fulfil their potential in developing our students.

Generally, teachers are trained to specialise in two subjects, for which they possess the relevant educational background and have a keen interest in. Specialising in two subjects enables teachers to explore their strengths while allowing for flexible deployment to schools. Teachers are typically deployed to teach both subjects, although some may be deployed to teach only one subject, depending on the school's needs. Regardless of whether they are teaching one or two subjects, teachers will be given the time, resources and support to reflect and deepen their content mastery and pedagogical skills.

Beyond academic teaching, teachers also conduct Co-Curricular Activities and other student learning programmes outside of the classroom. This helps teachers learn about their students' interests and strengths, reinforces the teacher-student relationship, and helps teachers develop students more holistically.

We will continue to support the well-being of our teachers as they strengthen their professional competencies in their chosen specialisation to cater to the different learning needs of our students.

Chua-Lim Yen Ching
Deputy Director-General of Education (Professional Development)
Ministry of Education

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