Program Duta Guru

Empowering Educators, Inspiring Innovation: PDG equips Malaysian STEM teachers to nurture a generation of passionate learners and future innovators.

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The Program Duta Guru (PDG), initiated by Yayasan PETRONAS and the Ministry of Education through Education Policy Planning and Research Division (EPRD), aims to empower 4,500 teachers by 2030 to be committed and competent STEM role models to increase higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) through STEM education.

In collaboration with Teach For Malaysia (TFM) and Petrosains as implementation partners, PDG offers a two-year professional development programme that provides intensive training, coaching, and support to enhance STEM teaching skills and pedagogical methods.

Key components include a focus on higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) and STEM pedagogy, fostering collaboration and networking among teachers, and encouraging the implementation of innovative STEM projects to engage students and promote STEM exploration.

Programme Details

Start DateJanuary 2025
Duration2 years
FeeNo Fees
ModeHybrid Learning
Average Usage Of Time For Programme3 hours/week, 36 days in total over 2 years
Intake01 July 2024 – 18 August 2024

What Will You Learn


The 5E model for integrated STEM instruction promotes the development of new understandings by building on prior experiences. The five stages of learning in the 5E model are Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration / Extension, and Evaluation.

PAK Strategy 21

A student-centered learning process with the core elements of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and application of ethic and nilai murni

Engineering Design Process (EDP)
The Engineering Design Process is an engineering process that emphasizes open-ended problem solving which nurtures students’ abilities to create innovative solutions to challenges in any subject.

How Will You Learn

Learning Cycles

12 training events embedded into 4 learning cycles across 2 years

Coaching and Support

Continuous support from from PDG Coaches (SISC+ officers) and Programme Coordinators

Action Research & STEM Innovation Project 

Building experiential learning for students through Project Based Learning and community projects

Industry Exposure

Through the National Symposium that gathers participants from all over Malaysia with industry experts through keynote speeches, workshops, and exhibitions

Duta Guru Impact Pathways

Programme alumni or Duta Guru will be given the opportunity to expand their Duta Guru Impact through these 3 key pathways to strengthen their leadership skills and sustain impact via their innovation towards desired student outcomes.

Master Trainer

To have excellent facilitation skills at training workshops so that they can continue running sessions for other STEM teachers in their locality.

Community Leader

To be the confident community leaders who can drive and network with key stakeholders to continuously strategise and take actions to meet the needs of students.

Innovation Driver

To provide opportunities for all students to think big and think great with the Duta Guru Yayasan PETRONAS Funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • STEM teachers in secondary schools who are teaching STEM and/or Geography
  • All schools under KPM supervision
  • Teachers with permanent position with minimum remaining at least 10 years of service
  • Receive approval from Principal (encouraged)
  • Teachers who can commit to PDG journey for 2 years
  • Teachers from schools with a majority of B40 students (advantage)

What Our Duta Guru Says

The approach brought by PDG helped me to better understand and implement it in the classroom.

Angela JosephKohort 1

RPH becomes more detailed, becomes more confident in interacting, and more open in giving ideas,

Aznura BunariKohort 2, Perlis

PDG taught me to know students' strengths, involve students actively and directly, make learning fun!

Ramesh Kumar MuniandyKohort 3, Sabah

Learn More About Program Duta Guru

We invite all teachers who are passionate about education to join our national community of leaders.

Program Duta Guru (PDG) is a joint initiative between Yayasan PETRONAS and the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) through the Education Policy Planning and Research Division (EPRD) and Teach For Malaysia (TFM) as implementation partner and Petrosains as STEM Hub implementator partner, which is a nationwide multi-year industry-linked programme to strengthen the capabilities of STEM teachers serving schools with a majority of B40 students.


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