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The School of Education intends to develop professionally-qualified teachers to meet the needs and challenges of the knowledge economy. The Department endeavours to achieve excellence by facilitating quality-based education. We transform learning into an enterprise grounded in research; revolving around continuous assessment of learning, and making evidence-driven decisions. This enables our graduates to evolve as full-fledged teachers.
Our stellar cast of industry professionals who teach the programmes
Prof. Dr. Ranjit Singh Gill
Prof. Dr. Chan Nee Nee
Datin Dr. Nachiamal AV Muthiah
AP Dr. Gurdip Kaur Saminder Singh
Ms. Ummu Hani Yahaya
Dr. Divya Rose Peter
Ms. Aida Diyana Nabila
Dr. Rajesvari Ramasamy
Ms.Johanna Maria Means
Learning through a steady stream of real-world projects is how we believe students learn best
EXPLORING THE NEW PHASE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION - 29 FEBRUARY 2020
The School of Education’s Educationist Club hosted a day-long workshop on ‘The New Phase in Special Education’.
Themed ‘Improvement as a Whole’, the workshop was aimed at spreading the latest information and insights on special needs education to parents, teachers and non-governmental organization (NGO) members.
The event was divided into two main sessions. In the first session, two keynotes were presented by leaders in the field. They were: Dato’ Dr Amar Singh HSS, Patron Senior Consultant Paediatrician at Hospital Raja Permaisuri BainunIpoh and Founder of the National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC); and Dr Safani Bari, Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia Ministry of Education Organisation, Special Education Needs (SEAMEO, SEN).
The second part of the programme consisted of four concurrent workshops conducted at different stations, covering: audiometry tests, kinesiology and movement modalities, shadow teaching, and home-based therapy.
LEMME LEARN INCLUSION CAMP 2019 27th, 28th & 29th of November 2019
QIU has always advocated a balance between classroom-based education and experiential learning based on real-world situations in all of our programmes. The Bachelor ofSpecial Needs Education programme students were given the chance to experience a real-world learning event by taking part in the Lemme Learn Inclusion Camp 2019.
For the last few years, social enterprise Lemme Learn has been helping young adults with learning disabilities integrate into society. Their vocational training programme is specially designed to integrate young adults with special needs into the community and provide them with the required skills for employment and functional living.
This year’s camp was themed ‘Adventure to the Old Town’ and saw QIU students and Lemme Learn special needs students coming together for three days to explore the beautiful city of Ipoh. This included an exploration of Ipoh’s fascinating, historic Old Town area, and a cave tour of GuaTempurung and its natural beauty. Our Bachelor of Special Needs students and Lemme Learn staff provide a host of inclusion opportunities to assist the special needs young adults to develop social skills and participate incollaborative, team-building activities.
'MANAGING EMOTIONS' SEMINAR FOR STUDENT COUNSELLORS
The School of Education and the School of Psychology joined forces to co-organise a special a talk titled ‘Managing Emotions’, which guided local student counsellors on how they can help adolescent students express their emotions healthily.
Nearly 50 counsellors from schools around the Kinta Utara district attended the seminar, which explored topics like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), anger triggers, cognitive restructuring, and relaxation techniques.
RAISING AWARENESS OF PROPER SEXUAL EDUCATION
The solution to many societal problems is awareness and education. As a conscientious educational institution, QIU’s School of Education held a Sexuality Awareness Talk today in May 2019, which aimed to raise awareness about sexual education for children.
We were honoured to welcome the President of the National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) Dr Wong Woan Yiing, who is also a consultant paediatrician at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital and a committee member of the Association of the Network for the Needs of Children with Disabilities, Perak (NETWORK). Her engaging seminar focused on what to teach, how to teach, and whom to teach and was delivered in an interactive manner with the use of examples and case studies.
INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION EXHIBITION
QIU’s staff and students proudly participated in the International Special Education Exhibition 2019 (ISEE 2019) – an extravaganza event designed for special needs children, students, families & teachers. It was an eye-opening experience for our students who got a first-hand view of the skills and values personified by professionals in their fields.
Learning through social responsibility, whether in-house or community-based, is essential to building character and civic-mindedness.
CRISIS CYCLE AND SENSORY INTEGRATION
Regardless of who we are and where we come from, the value of proper childcare techniques is something that strongly resonates through all levels of society. The University recently hosted a fascinating workshop on ‘Crisis Cycle and Sensory Integration’, which was designed to improve the community’s understanding of children’s crisis cycles and how to offer them the right support. Early Intervention Specialist Ms Johanna Means, the founder and co-chair of the Special Education Network & Inclusion Association (SENIA) Penang conducted the workshop, which drew a strong turnout from local parents, teachers, and childcarers.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COORDINATOR SPEAKS AT STORY-TELLING FORUM
Our academics continuously give back to the community by sharing their expertise on a myriad of topics. Ms Ummu Hani Yahaya, our Lecturer & Programme Coordinator for Early Childhood Education and Special Needs Education was invited to speak at the “Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak Melalui Penceritaan (Early Childhood Education via Story-Telling)” forum, held at the MYDIN Mall in Meru Raya Ipoh. Ms Hani discussed how story-telling was able to improve the educational development for children – including those with special needs. In particular, Ms Hani highlighted how social storybooks were able to help children with autism explain their emotions.
FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
Safety is paramount for anyone tasked with caring for children. Faculty of Medicine lecturer Prof Dr F.G. Dawoodi led a workshop on First Aid and CPR training for Early Childhood Educators, which taught the participants how to respond appropriately when facing medical emergencies. The correct procedures and techniques of applying CPR to adults, young children and babies was demonstrated, and all the participants were given the opportunity to practise CPR hands-on using CPR mannequins. In another session held on the same day, Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Hons) programme coordinator Ms Ummu Hani facilitated discussions on identifying and managing children with special needs.
Learning comes from the deeply immersive experience our programmes offer through state-of-the-art studios and labs.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SIMULATION ROOM
Simulation-based learning can be the way to develop health professionals’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes, whilst protecting students from unnecessary risks. Used to teach early education, simulation can be a platform which provides a valuable tool in learning to mitigate ethical tensions and resolve practical dilemmas.
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