A teacher resource pack to guide in-service teachers on the implementation of the primary school curriculum has been developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), ClassFM has reported.
The resource pack which will also serve as a source of reference to teachers during the preparation of their scheme of learning and lesson plans as well as teaching and assessment of learners has been divided into two parts.
Part (1) focuses on the cross-cutting curricular issues, mainly the themes of the National Pre-Tertiary Curriculum Framework and the provisions for teaching, learning, assessment as well as school time arrangements.
It further explains general aims, rationale, subject areas and core competencies in the curriculum and also contains guidelines to enable teachers prepare lessons and schemes of learning.
Among other topics discussed are guidelines on Peer Coaching and establishment of Professional Learning Communities in schools.
The part two of the teacher resource pack is devoted to the discussion of subject specific packs and divided into three main modules.
The modules include Front Matter, Pedagogy and Assessment and Lesson Planning.
In each subject pack, an overview of the subject curriculum in terms of the Subject Aims, Rationale and Philosophy and the structure of the curriculum is provided.
The sample lessons from various strands and sub-strands across various classes will help teachers understand and know how to prepare lessons based on the new format for lesson planning and delivery.
According to NaCCA, the teacher resource pack is to enable teachers to understand the content of the curriculum; strands, sub-strands, standards, indicators and exemplars and related lesson planning, identification and use of resources, creative pedagogic approaches and assessment