International and Private Schools

International and other private schools play an increasingly important role in meeting the educational needs in our community. The success of these schools is to a large part built on their acknowledging that to improve student outcomes, attention must also be given to improving the quality of the teaching workforce.

Espact’s pedagogy workshop on effective teaching is specially designed for teachers in these schools. The course addresses the schools’ needs to refresh the knowledge of professional teachers and to train those who are already proficient in subject content knowledge to become effective teachers. Pedagogical knowledge refers to the specialized knowledge of teachers for creating effective teaching and learning environments for all students. This course focuses on the pedagogical knowledge base of teachers and the changing aspects of that knowledge to help participants to better accomplish their role as teachers to improve student outcomes.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be conducted in residential camps over three weekends (Friday night check-in, Sunday evening check-out. The camps will be held in hotels. Participants will undergo 13 hours of instruction in each session. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants would be able to perform more effectively as teachers in the following contexts:

  1. A clearer understanding of their role as teachers
  2. Teach with greater motivation and confidence
  3. Contribute to better learning outcomes
  4. Contribute to enhancing teacher productivity
  5. Aware of changing trends and developments in pedagogy


The course can be customized to the special needs of the school.

Topics covered

  1. The educational landscape in Malaysia
  2. Teacher Responsibility
  3. Understanding teaching and learning
    1. Purpose of teaching
    2. Learning Objectives
    3. Learning outcomes
    4. Writing effective teaching plans
    5. Hierarchy of cognitive skills
    6. How students learn
    7. Student motivation to learn
    8. Better student engagement
  4. Understanding the curriculum dynamics
    1. Different curricula
  5. Educational measurement and evaluation
    1. Formative and summative assessment
  6. Student-centered teaching
  7. Differentiation
  8. Classroom management

a.  Record keeping

b.  Student Discipline

c.  Student progression

  1. Collaboration and collegiality in teaching
  2. Teaching Methods including,

a.  Play-based teaching and learning.

b.  Concept-based teaching and learning

c.  Inquiry-based teaching and learning

d.  Problem-based teaching and learning

e.  Project-based teaching and learning

f.   Facilitative teaching

g.  Creative Teaching

  1.      Interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  2. Intercultural competence
  3. Preparing students for 21st-century learning: Blended Learning, Flipped classrooms, and Digital Classrooms
  4. Teacher Appraisal