Monday, 8 October 2007 2:55 PM

New Curriculum for Teachers

A two-day workshop for teachers to learn the use of the Accelerate Christian Education (ACE) curriculum is currently taking place at the Commonwealth Youth Centre (CYP).

The workshop theme "Training heart of the next generation" aims to build teachers' mentality to train students into a positive direction in years to come, using the ACE curriculum that is common in schools in the States (USA).

Guest speaker at the workshop is the Director of the Southern Cross Education Enterprise (SCEE), Mr. Bob Gregory from Brisbane, Australia, who is responsible for the Asia Pacific Ace Curriculum.

The workshop focus is to bring together teachers who are interested in using the syllabus within the country's education system.

Principal of Zion School, which is one of the ACE academy schools, Mr. Cornelius Donga, told Solomon Times that the curriculum has existed in the Solomons the past 10 years, with schools in some provinces also using the curriculum.

"Hopes and expectations of the conference is for an early application of the syllabus, made available to train students to be better leaders for the future," said Mr Donga.

Mr. Donga stressed on the need for teachers to understand that the focus should be "on their students' hearts and not their minds".

Present amongst interested teachers was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Mr. Barnabas Anga.

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