A three-day curriculum writing workshop began yesterday and Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson told those in attendance that the aim of the exercise is to ensure that ‘every child can learn and that every child must learn’.
The three-day workshop is being held at the Regency Hotel in Georgetown. A release from the Ministry of Education said that it has drawn participants from the Cyril Potter College of Education, the University of Guyana and education officials from the eleven educational districts among other participants.
Hutson said that it is disappointing sometimes to hear some children being referred to as ‘dunces’ by some officials. He believes that as educators it is imperative that different concepts and methodologies be utilized to bring about learning. A former teacher himself, Hutson said that it is no secret that every child learns at a different rate based on their own circumstances and sometimes other social issues.
The three-day workshop is being conducted by Mind Bloom Consulting, a Canadian company. The release said that it has a proven track record in such areas, in conjunction with the St Francis Xavier University of Canada.
The release said that the current curriculum revision will target from nursery to grade nine at the secondary level. Grades ten and eleven utilize syllabuses provide by the Caribbean Examinations Council.
The curriculum revision process is part of the Guyana Education Sector Improve-ment Project.