Saying it Again – This Time, with Pictures

It has been exactly five months since our team member Ms. Teresa San Buenaventura (International consultant or IC, for Morals & Civics; Life Skills; Physical Education; Music & Fine Arts) wrote an article introducing the work for the Secondary Education Sector or SES.  This work (Outcomes Two) is based in Yangon.

Earlier this year, new university-based writers joined the process of textbook (TB) and teacher guide (TG) development. These info-graphics, developed by Dr Tanya Samu (IC Social Studies/Languages) were used to help orientate new colleagues to the EYE project and to understand their new roles.

1. What is the Main Focus of Outcomes Two?

CDT: curriculum development team (Ministry of Education)         NC : national consultant   
IC: international consultant      SWC: subject-wise committee      UWT: university writing team               NCC: national curriculum committee

2. What Are They Currently Working On?

The SES EYE team in Yangon Office are working collaboratively with CDT, UWT and SWC on G7 & G10 TBs and TGs. Planning for teacher training for G7 and G10 (to begin late this year) has commenced. The new curriculum will be implemented at these year levels in June, 2020.

3. What makes these TBs & TGs different?

The TBs and TGs reflect the new student-centred curriculum.

the soft skills

 [citizenship, critical thinking & problem solving, collaboration, communication, creativity & innovation]

curriculum structured around achievement of learning outcomes

(I-T-P-R lesson planning)

graphics/presentation (e.g. colour)

formative assessment

 

child-centred learning activities

social dimensions

open-ended questions

 

technology

The development of process for textbooks and teacher guides includes a review and quality assurance component. This features eight Quality Control Criteria, or QCC.

4. The EYE Project Outcomes 2: The Result of Policy

“The National Curriculum Framework emphasizes the importance, for lower secondary and upper secondary graduates, of 21st century skills and soft skills as a preparation for employment, delivered through student centered pedagogies and with reformed approaches to assessment and examinations” (EYE Project Administration Manual or PAM p.9)