RCTQ leads training of trainers on socio-emotional learning, learning progression
RCTQ is collaborating again with the Bangsamoro Directorate General for Madaris Education (DGME) and the Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) program in conducting a training of trainers (TOT) on integrating socio-emotional learning (SEL) and learning progression in the teaching practice of Islamic Studies and Arabic language (ISAL) educators in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
The training, which runs from 29 August to 1 September, 2023 in Davao City, is designed as a response to the findings of the needs assessment analysis of professional development needs of madaris teachers. Earlier this year, RCTQ worked with DGME in assessing the professional development needs of ISAL teachers in public and private madaris and K to 3 teachers in private madaris in the BARMM. The needs assessment, participated in by a total of 3,721 respondents, informed the planning, design and implementation of learning and development (L&D) interventions for ISAL/madaris teachers across the region.
Based on the results of the needs Assessment analysis, most of the K-3 and ISAL teachers in the BARMM expressed the need to be trained on SEL skills.
The TOT also capacitates participants on learning (and micro learning) progressions and the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) framework to support teaching addressing developmental learning.
Leading the four-day training are Dr. Merimee Tampus-Siena, RCTQ’s resource person on SEL, and RCTQ Director Dr. Jennie Jocson, who facilitate the sessions on learning progression.
At the end of the training, participants, who are mostly from DGME regional and division offices, are expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of session guides to enhance the SEL competencies of ISAL and K-3 teachers, and on learning progressions, SOLO Framework, and the ‘learning brain.’ They will also acquire effective training techniques, strategies and instructional methodologies specific to delivering SEL training programs.
Mr. Abdul Hashib Tingcap, an ISAL teacher from Diamaru Primary School in the schools division of Lanao del Sur II, shared his insight after completing the TOT sessions on SEL.
“This training opened my eyes to the importance of socio-emotional learning. I appreciate how it creates a supportive and inclusive classroom where students feel valued, respected, and understood. When learners feel emotionally supported and connected to their teachers, several positive outcomes can happen that contribute to their overall well-being, academic success, and personal development,” he said.
“I look forward to sharing SEL competencies with my fellow ISAL teachers across our schools division when I return,” Mr. Tingcap added.
The activity is part of the project Learning Resource (LR) and Learning and Development (L&D) Systems Trial to Support Teacher Development in Madrasah Education (ISAL Teachers)—RCTQ’s third partnership project with the Pathways program. The project is supported by the Australian government and the Bangsamoro government through Pathways. It is implemented by RCTQ and the SiMERR National Research Centre. (RCTQ Comms)https://www.rctq.ph/?p=4619https://www.rctq.ph/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023.08.TOT_SEL_LP_3-1024x557.jpghttps://www.rctq.ph/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023.08.TOT_SEL_LP_3-150x150.jpgNewsMBHTE