28 March 2012

Angola: Continued Investment in Teacher Training Defended

Luanda — The national director of the Social School Action, Domingos Torres, said Wednesday in Luanda it is necessary to invest regularly in the training of teachers, in order to keep them fit for their job.

Domingos Torres was sepeaking at the opening of the national programme of training of teachers in motor expression and physical education sponsored by the Education Mnistry.

According to the official, training programmes are important because they enable the trainees to keep updated on the new techniques of transmission of knowledge.

He stated as well that the quality of what is taught depends mainly on the characteristics of the teacher, on the relations with the classes, the capacity to motivate the students, the organisation of the lessons, the security showed and the support the students get from the teacher.

The official said as well the trainer is expected to be able to build, produce and manage new knowledge, starting from existing ones, with the necessary clarity to work in complex and concrete relations.

Addressing physical education teachers, the official spoke of the need for discipline as a requirement for a pedagogic action.

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