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''Students will realize their optimum potential by participating in innovative and gender-sensitive educational opportunities in the classroom and community.''
''Students will realize their optimum potential by participating in innovative and gender-sensitive educational opportunities in the classroom and community.''
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'''General Teaching Approach'''
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In planning your lessons, you should consider a wide range of variables including teaching techniques. In most classrooms the teacher relies heavily on traditional methods like lecture, recitation from the textbook and rote repetition. These are classified as ''teacher-centered'' instruction because they are based on a model of the teacher as the holder of and transmitter of knowledge and the students as passive receivers of that knowledge. Quite recently however, this model is being abandoned in favor of a ''student-centered'' approach. The student-centered model includes a variety of techniques aimed at active student participation and experiential learning. '''Often the teacher acts as a guide or facilitator for the activity.''' Some of these techniques include:
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*small groups
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*brainstorming
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*role play
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*games
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*simulations
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*individualized learning
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*student presentations
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*dramatic activities
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The classroom is rarely totally teacher- or student-centered, but somewhere on a continuum between these two models. We would want to encourage you to use the student-centered approach more, hence the discussion of that method into greater detail than the teacher-centered.
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- from Education APCDs Joe Bee and Mary
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=Subject-specific Applications=
=Junior High School - Goal 1=
=Junior High School - Goal 1=
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==Objective 1.1==
   
   
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==Objective 1.1 - Improve students performance using learner centered methods.==
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'''Improve students performance using learner centered methods.'''
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==Objective 1.2==
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'''Building teaching teams and improving their methods.'''
   
   
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==Objective 1.2 - Building teaching teams and improving their methods.==
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*Groups need not always engage in the same activity. The teacher can structure groups according to ability, needs, specific skills, or interests. Groups can be assigned special activities and the teachers can devote time to specific student needs and interests which would be impossible to address with the whole class. While the teacher is working with one group, other groups might be working on a group project, playing a game, solving a proble, or working on individual projects. For debates and contests, the class can split into two groups. If these groups are still too large for student interaction, try more groups. For discussion and projects, five or six students per group usually is an ideal number, but this depends on both the activity and the students.
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==Objective 1.3 - Improve the school and classroom environment.==
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==Objective 1.3==
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'''Improve the school and classroom environment.'''
   
   
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==Objective 1.4 - Extending education to the community.==
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==Objective 1.4==
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'''Extending education to the community.'''
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==JHS Syllabi and Sample Tests==
   
   
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'''The objectives for senior high school are the same as junior high school.'''
'''The objectives for senior high school are the same as junior high school.'''
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==SHS Syllabi and Sample Tests==
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==Objective 3.1 - Train teachers in ICT.==
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==Objective 3.1==
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'''Train teachers in ICT.'''
   
   
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==Objective 3.2 - Promoting the use of ICT tools in teaching==
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==Objective 3.2==
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'''Promoting the use of ICT tools in teaching.'''
   
   
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==Objective 3.3 - Providing support to teachers during their practicuum year.==
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==Objective 3.3==
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'''Providing support to teachers during their practicuum year.'''
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==Objective 3.4 - Promoting and forming teach support groups and clubs.==
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==Objective 3.4==
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'''Promoting and forming teach support groups and clubs.'''
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==TTC and Sample Syllabi==

Revision as of 14:48, 23 April 2011

The purpose of the education project plan:

Students will realize their optimum potential by participating in innovative and gender-sensitive educational opportunities in the classroom and community.


General Teaching Approach

In planning your lessons, you should consider a wide range of variables including teaching techniques. In most classrooms the teacher relies heavily on traditional methods like lecture, recitation from the textbook and rote repetition. These are classified as teacher-centered instruction because they are based on a model of the teacher as the holder of and transmitter of knowledge and the students as passive receivers of that knowledge. Quite recently however, this model is being abandoned in favor of a student-centered approach. The student-centered model includes a variety of techniques aimed at active student participation and experiential learning. Often the teacher acts as a guide or facilitator for the activity. Some of these techniques include:

The classroom is rarely totally teacher- or student-centered, but somewhere on a continuum between these two models. We would want to encourage you to use the student-centered approach more, hence the discussion of that method into greater detail than the teacher-centered.

- from Education APCDs Joe Bee and Mary

Contents

Subject-specific Applications

Junior High School - Goal 1

Objective 1.1

Improve students performance using learner centered methods.


Objective 1.2

Building teaching teams and improving their methods.


Objective 1.3

Improve the school and classroom environment.


Objective 1.4

Extending education to the community.

JHS Syllabi and Sample Tests

Goal 2 - Senior High School

The objectives for senior high school are the same as junior high school.


SHS Syllabi and Sample Tests

Goal 3 - Teacher Training College

Objective 3.1

Train teachers in ICT.


Objective 3.2

Promoting the use of ICT tools in teaching.


Objective 3.3

Providing support to teachers during their practicuum year.


Objective 3.4

Promoting and forming teach support groups and clubs.


TTC and Sample Syllabi

Goal 4 - District Education Offices

This goal as yet to come to fruition.

Objective 4.1

Improving computer literacy amongst district GES staff.

Objective 4.2

Improving computer literacy amongst school staff.

Objective 4.3

Promoting of ICT tools in teachig at the district level.

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