More than 650 Angolan teachers are being trained in Luanda by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Pedagogical Higher School of Setúbal in the scope of the third phase of the Learning for All Project (PAT), which the two Portuguese institutions have been promoting since 2016.
The information was transmitted today by the Secretary of State for Vocational Technical Education of Angola, Jesus Batista while speaking at the opening of this cycle of continuing training to teachers.
According to the official, the “existence of qualified teachers for the competent exercise of the teaching function” goes through the “bet on their formation, so that there really are changes in the classroom and, consequently, in the quality of teaching.”
According to Jesus Batista, since October 2016, the Ministry of Education of Angola has been working in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the technical and methodological support of the Pedagogic Higher School of Setúbal in the development and implementation of the PAT.
“The current framework in which we live requires the teacher’s increasing levels of competence and professionalism, training that helps him to reflect on his practices as true professionals of the teaching activities,” he said.
But, he noted, “above all, training to give security to the professionals who initiate the process of change so that they can consciously sustain the innovations it implies.”
“Thus, today, to witness the opening of the third phase of a formation to which were selected carefully formators of the schools of magistrates to be trained on the modes of pedagogical differentiation volume II and Special Education,” he concluded.