Life Skills Teaching Manuals can be downloaded from the VVOB Cambodia website

02/12/2013

The Life Skills Teaching Manuals developed by the Science, Environmental and Agricultural Life Skills programme (SEAL) in Cambodia can be downloaded from te VVOB Cambodia website. The manuals have been distributed to teacher training centres, practice schools and graduated student teachers. This way these publications are strengthening pre-service teacher training on science subjects, environmental and agricultural life skills for primary and lower secondary level in Cambodia.

The Science, Environmental and Agricultural Life Skills (SEAL) programme

The Science, Environmental and Agricultural Life Skills (SEAL) programme wants to improve the quality of education through strengthening pre-service teacher training on science subjects, environmental and agricultural life skills for primary and lower-secondary level. The SEAL programme has a threefold target aimed at improving quality of education in Cambodia:

  1. to improve the teaching skills of the teachers in the primary and lower secondary education;
  2. to improve the content of the life skills and science courses through the development of pupil oriented teaching materials;
  3. to develop the necessary resources and provide the related ICT support.

The SEAL programme ran from 2008 to 2013. So at the moment this programme reaches conclusion.

Life Skills Teaching Manuals

The SEAL programme developed and distributed educational resources that are in line with the Cambodian curricula and context. Two working groups of teacher trainers at the Provincial Teacher Training Centre of Siem Reap developed the Life Skills Teaching Manuals in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. These life skills are a set of skills they wish to teach through practical applications within certain classes. The teaching manuals provide ideas for a variety of teaching activities, such as: role play, educational games, research, experiment and group assignments.

The manuals are approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. They are now an official part of the curriculum of the Teacher Training Centres in Cambodia.

In the last few months the sets of Life Skills Teaching Manuals have been distributed to:

  • 24 Teacher Training Centres for primary and lower secondary education
  • 100 practice schools primary education
  • 39 practice schools lower secondary education
  • 2,000 graduated student teachers of 14 target Teacher Training Centres, to bring to their future schools

A total of 25,000 copies have been distributed.

You are free to use the manuals for your own purpose, but please take into account the copyright rules that are written on the colophon page of each manual.

The set of Life Skills Teaching Manuals consists of:

Agriculture

Content of Agricultural Life Skills education

Teaching Methodology for Agricultural Life Skills education

Environment

Content book of Environmental Life Skills for Teacher Training Centres (English | Khmer)

Teaching Methodology for Environmental Life Skills Education (English | Khmer)

Topics are:

  • Environmental awareness
  • Biodiversity
  • Natural resources
  • Pollution problems in Cambodia (waste, water, air)
  • Environment of the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong river