GES to end “chew, pour, pass, and forget” mantra in Ghana’s education system
The “chew, pour, pass, and forget” cankerworm in Ghana’s educational system to be tackled.
This development comes after a partnership agreement was signed between the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Practical Education Network (PEN) to give adequate training to teachers in hands-on science to address the menace.
The move , according to authorities, encourages students to be play active roles unearthing how natural events work instead of being taught those lessons by an instructor.”
“The latest teacher training techniques place a greater emphasis on classroom practices as another way to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – STEM Education,” the GraphicOnline quoted Madam Winifred Cynthia Aku Gbadago, the Municipal Director of Education for Ga Central, as saying.
In her view “effective teachers should use relevant everyday events as a basis for science instructions that foster interest and curiosity. In a way, Kids are by nature curious and need to feed their curiosity and deepen their understanding of scientific concepts.
“This approach encourages students to take more active roles in figuring out how natural events work instead of being taught those lessons by an instructor.”
The training took place at the Odorgonno Model Basic School in the Ga Central Municipality.
The training saw together ten (10) science teachers each from Ga Central, Ga North and Weija Gbawe municipalities.