Park staff receive training on engaging with students

Education

THE International Education Agency’s (IEA) Centre for Professional Development recently conducted a training session with the Port Moresby Nature Park’s education officers to explore different ways to encourage active student participation during school visits.
The one-day training enlightened the officers to identify the challenges faced during school visits and the best ways they could approach each situation, particularly student behaviour and interaction.
Port Moresby Nature Park’s Life Science manager Ishimu Bebe said the training was timely for his education team.
“Student management strategies and questioning stages were the challenges we had experienced over the years,” he said.
“With this training we are now prepared to address these challenges.”
Centre for Professional Development school adviser Joanna de Beer said the training had equipped the park’s officers with practical and evidence-based strategies to support the delivery of high-quality educational tours.
“We hope that it is the beginning of a strong partnership between IEA and the Port Moresby Nature Park,” she said.
“The partnership will work towards providing quality and holistic education for young Papua New Guineans.”

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