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Standard Based Curriculum Refresher

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Officers from Morobe Provincial Education Division are attending a three-day workshop on Standard Based Curriculum.

The workshop is a refresher for all Standard Based Curriculum Training of Trainers of Morobe.

A similar workshop was conducted in Lae last year on the important aspects of Standard Based Curriculum.

Standard Based Curriculum (SBC) replaced the Outcome Based Education Curriculum, or OBE.

The Provincial Master Trainer for the refresher workshop, Haring Koreka, said SBC is focused on children learning, uniformity, and working towards desired learning standards.

According to educators, the OBE curriculum was difficult to manage and use by both teachers and students, due to inadequate planning and resources to support its full implementation.

With SBC the teachers will have a clear focus on what will be taught and assessed.

From Lae District, six SBC trainers of trainers are currently attending this refresher.

One of these trainers of trainers is Glenda Arthur, an elementary teacher who was selected to attend the SBC training.

The National Department of Education has allocated K1.4 million to roll out the SBC training of trainers for elementary teachers in the province.

Morobe province currently has 1,200 elementary schools and 3,000 elementary teachers.

These elementary teachers will be trained by the SBC trainers in their respective districts, after the training of trainers workshop.

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