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Interaction to Society


Interaction to Society

We continue to improve our business model by enhancing our teacher professional development and training initiatives through Pelangi Teachers’ Academy. We have learned that training teachers is one of the most important contributing factors to students’ success in learning. The latest topics and trends are selected for training but also more focussed and subject pedagogical training are also carried out depending on the needs of the schools and community. Internationally acclaimed trainers supported by a diverse team of experienced local trainers are deployed to facilitate these training sessions organized throughout Indonesia from Medan, Jakarta to Surabaya. Plans are already made to enable training to be expanded to Palembang, Makassar, Bali and Pekan Baru. In addition, the initiative is also taken to encourage schools to publish their teachers’ work and modules. This is part of the holistic development of teacher resources and materials as well as to share the best practices and success across the whole community of teaching professionals in Indonesia and beyond. With this in view, sharing of ideas can also be done via study tours to schools in neighbouring countries. These 'Lawatan Sambil Belajar' tours will be useful for learning best practices for individual schools for example, the implementation of tablets for classroom teaching and learning. Through teachers’ networking, more collaborations and accreditations can be linked up to ensure teachers’ continuous learning support, recognition and advancement. Research found that the higher the quality the teachers’ professional education and learning, the more successful their learners will be.