The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented disruption to the teaching and learning in Brunei Darussalam, in which the Ministry of Education had swiftly responded by deploying measures to facilitate continuity in learning such as through online platforms; home-learning television programmes; social media; and also home-pack learning. This stimulated innovation within the education sector, requiring teachers to be dynamic, resilience, adaptable, innovative and creative, as shown during the time of COVID-19. This was underlined by the Minister of Education at the virtual Teacher’s Day Conference yesterday morning.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman underlined that there is a paramount need to deliver applied and inquiry-based learning in the classrooms. This demands teachers to be more creative and innovative in their teaching and learning delivery to the students.
Among the issues presented were the impact of the use of Information communication and technology as well as its impact on the Industrial Revolution 4 point zero and 21st century teaching and learning. One thousand 600 participants attended this year’s conference consisting of primary and secondary school teachers under the purview of the Ministry of Education, all private schools as well as Arab schools under the Ministry of Religious Affairs including Public Higher Education Institutions and the Institute of Brunei Technical Education, IBTE, through virtual platform. Also present was Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Md Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education.
Source: Radio Television Brunei