When natural disasters strike, children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the population, and the responsibility for protecting them from harm at school and elsewhere is self-evident. Education can play a significant role in reducing the risks that results from natural disasters by improving awareness of the risks, and the steps that can be taken to reduce harm before, during and after the disaster.
SEAQIM therefore developed a series of teaching models to increase student’s awareness of natural disasters. The intention is that this will help them to develop the practical skills that can reduce or minimize the harm.
The Centre collaborates with mathematics experts and mathematics teachers in designing the teaching models. Teachers from various stages are invited to design the learning models, which are then implemented in their class. During the implementation, mathematics experts and other teachers observe. The observers then give inputs and suggestions to improve the learning models.
The Centre has so far developed models on earthquakes, floods and typhoons, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides. To date, a total of 6 Primary School, 4 Junior High School and 5 Senior High School modules have been developed and published.
Some of the topics the Centre has covered are:
- Land Slides
- Earth quake
- Volcanic Eruptions