Professional Development For Teachers Is Relevant

Teachers FILE PIC
Teachers FILE PIC

I want to dedicate this opinion to narrating the need for Teacher Education Continuous Professional Development (TECPD). This submission is largely influenced by the fact that a lot of transformation is taking place in our education system.

More than anything, the education and training sector strategic plan advocates for a multiple pathways system, which apparently is relatively new to our environment. I must point out that multiple pathways is a curriculum that seek to embrace various skills and competencies in the learning process through the provision of innumerable learning avenues.  With the current conventional teaching and learning methodologies, multiple pathways will prove fruitless. In as much as we can implement the system in the current pedagogical set up, we are likely to hit a snag. Hence the need to adopt a pedagogical approach that will emphasise more on the outcomes. The need for demonstration of skills and competencies (with evidence) is what is to be subjected for assessment. Therefore, Outcome-Based Education (OBE) as a methodology suffices in these circumstances.

Our senior secondary school curriculum is said to aim for a three-part mission: to prepare students for further learning, career (work) readiness and citizenship.

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