27 June 2012
More than 100 primary and secondary teachers from Cambridge schools in Indonesia participated in a training course on 28-29 May 2012.
The event, which was the first of its kind in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region for teachers of Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Secondary 1, was delivered by University of Cambridge International Examinations and hosted by Sekolah Tiara Bangsa - ACS (International) Jakarta.
The professional development courses focused on the teaching of maths, English and science. Participants learnt innovative methods for primary and secondary teaching and gained practical insight into the Cambridge curriculum.
Feedback was extremely positive from the participants. "The two day course was extremely useful. It helped me set a teaching plan for the next academic year," said one teacher who attended the Cambridge Primary Maths course. Another participant in the Cambridge Secondary 1 Science course said: "I really enjoyed the training seminar – the advice will help me to improve my teaching strategy and my teaching technique."
Dr Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, said: "We’re delighted that teachers who attended this event found it so useful. Take up of our programmes and qualifications in Indonesia and across the Asia Pacific region has been increasing rapidly. We are therefore committed to increasing our resources and providing access to first class support for our teachers."
There are now over 150 Cambridge schools in Indonesia. Exam entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint have risen by 75% since 2011.
Photograph shows Cambridge staff, trainers, and representatives from the host school: Sekolah Tiara Bangsa - ACS (International) Jakarta.
Find out about forthcoming training events in other regions.
Find out about a new Cambridge IGCSE in Bahasa Indonesia.