The Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD) has organised a workshop on subject based manuals for tutors of the Colleges of Education affiliated with the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
The workshop, which started on Monday, 17th and ended on Saturday, 22nd May 2021, at the Windy Lodge Hotel in Winneba, was on “subject based manuals (Junior High School core and electives) and Professional Development session for B.Ed. Programme – year two, second-semester courses”.
The workshop equipped tutors with skills and knowledge on how to use the course manual to teach their student-teachers and furnished them with the technical know-how on the organisation of pragmatic and purposeful Professional Development sessions using the course manual and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) handout.
It also developed their ability to support their colleagues to use the course manual to prepare their weekly lessons.
The Director, ITECPD, Prof. Dandy George Dampson, pointed out that the workshop sought to provide all the participants with a forum to discuss, share experience, provide guidance and devise a strategy for strengthening the new curriculum pathways to enable them effectively deliver whenever they were called upon.
“We need to teach and examine our students without fear or favour and to nurture them to compete favourably in the world of work,” he stated.
Among the topics treated were “teaching reading and writing for JHS, the psychological basis for differentiated assessment for JHS and introduction to English Literature.”
Also, there were subject group activities on the following topics: “study of course manual, CPD needs and development of activities to address them, presentation of CPD needs and modalities for organising Professional Development Sessions (PDS) in College”.