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Appreciation Day at SEGI.

SEGI college released yet another exciting event this month.


Calling all early childhood professionals to SEGi College for an adventure in creativity.

On Saturday 25 July, we have put together a fun filled day of workshops and events, specially designed to help you support children’s learning through creative ways. Treat yourself to this whole day celebration, organised in appreciation of Early Childhood Professionals.

Our esteemed speakers  are :
Ms Puspa Sivan, Founder and Director of Parent-Teacher-Child Learning School International, who has 32 years of experience in early childhood training, administration and working with parents, infants, preschoolers and children with special needs in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the region. Puspa was awarded the prestigious ‘Academic Teaching Award’ for best teaching practices by Ngee Ann Polytecnic, Singapore She is currently the Consultant for World Bank on an early childhood project in Indonesia. Puspa’s session will help participants to become creative teachers, who are  more proactive in using the valuable resources within our rich immediate environment to touch the hearts and engage the minds of young children.
Mr Victor Tan, who has over 30 years of involvement in music education and development of children. Victor has been active in parental workshops, teacher training programmes and music camps for children of different ages. Victor’s sessions will feature both familiar and new songs. Experience how music and movement can help children learn about quantity, develop a sense of direction, improve language skills and foster total character building.
Mr Tan Keng Sun, the founder of GENIOart ,as well as the developer and designer for the AV+S ( Audio Visual+Sensory ) programme for children. Keng Sun’s sessions seek to reawaken participants to the true essence of art in the early years. Participants will appreciate their role in bringing forth the artist in every child.
Dr Diana Lea Baranovich, who has over 24 years of experience as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, fine-arts curriculum specialist, diagnostician and trainer. She is currently a full time Senior Lecturer, Research Supervisor, and Student Teacher Supervisor at Universiti Malaya in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling.Diana’s sessions will have participants playing with sand, water and other authentic materials from nature, building castles in the sky, dungeons down below and dwellings on earth. This will lead naturally to an exploration of language and literature, science and social studies.


July 18, 2009 - Posted by | news


  1. I hope there will be good coverage of this event! 🙂

    Will you be attending, Rani?

    Comment by marklim81 | July 19, 2009

  2. Nine other teachers and I won the first prize in treasure hunt competition. So proud of ourselves!

    This event is apparently held every year.

    Comment by rani | August 14, 2009

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