Teachers' Training/workshop 2018-19 - Day 2
Edify hosts training sessions for creative math teaching techniques.
Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms, it's about understanding nature, pattern and application of numbers and concepts. Mathematics is all about systematic, rational, lateral and critical thinking.
Today's training session brought facilitators to a confirmation with their belief of constructivist approach when dealing with a subject like Math. The session reaffirmed that the pedagogy of 5Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate) believed in actively engaging students in learning as the most productive means of teaching. Active learning strategies would motivate and engage students in the learning process, thus resulting in an enhanced understanding.
The training program engraved in the minds of facilitators that 'to create interest and not panic in children should be their motto.' Facilitators found the workshop very interesting and pragmatic to implement the techniques learnt today in the classrooms.