The PIFMA cylce

The learning platform contains four interconnected stages:

  1. Initial Training (IT),

  2. Assessment and Feedback (AF),

  3. Individualized Continuous Training (ICT) and

  4. Categorization (CAT).

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1. Initial Training

During the initial training, the emphasis is placed on the core aspects of education to ensure that all teachers obtain a comprehensive knowledge base and a set of teaching skills necessary to understand how to connect the theoretical principles to solving practical problems.

 

2. Assessment and Feedback

The platform evaluates the knowledge base of the teachers with the goal of uncovering areas that need further training in accordance with their individual expertise and areas of teaching.

 

3. Individualized Continuous Training

At this stage, teachers are prompted to choose several subjects to begin their Continuous Training based on the assessment in the previous stage. In addition to completing the required courses to improve their skills, teachers also have to periodically complete some of the core courses to ensure that they maintain their fundamental skills in a good shape.

RETURN TO POINT 2 TO FOLLOW THE CONTINUOUS EDUCATION PROCESS

4. Categorization

This process of Continuous Training and Evaluation allows the platform to sort and classify teachers according to their achievements and skillsets. This helps categorize the teaching staff based on their individual strengths and weaknesses.