LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT PAN AFRICAN COLLEGE

In line with the shift in focus from ‘teaching’ to ‘learning’ in the current educational approach, the NCCE emphasizes the importance of Institutions creating effective Learning Opportunities for all student teachers which Pan African College of Education is compliant of. This is with a view to ensuring that there is an appropriate teaching input into the 3-year NCE programmes and also a quality learning output, i.e. what is taught, how it is taught by teachers and how students learn. How are teachers implementing the new NCE curricula?

Learning Opportunities are all those environmental characteristics (classroom, group, and individual activities; learning resources; assessment processes; etc.) that purposefully enhance learning. Learning Opportunities should thus create an enabling environment for quality education in all NCE-awarding institutions.

These Learning Opportunities which Pan African College of Education adhere to include:

  • teachers planning effectively for each course by designing a Learning Programme that aims at learning (not just ‘teaching’);
  • providing a variety of learning materials: not simply course books, but genuinely effective and high-quality texts;
  • student teachers asking questions during lessons/classes whenever they need to;
  • student teachers being given regular group assignments;
  • student teachers being given regular individual assignments;
  • student teachers being given sufficient opportunities to practice their skills in Micro Teaching and in Teaching Practice;
  • student teachers being given regular feedback on their performance in achieving the Teacher Standards.