Resource persons

thumb 245by Habineza Faustin
Source : TESSA

Abstract
This study was conducted in the University of Education, Winneba. It involved three teacher educators and 21 prospective early childhood teachers six of whom were randomly sampled and engaged during a peer teaching session using a proposed model christened the Collaborative peer teaching model. The study aimed at obtaining from the experiences of prospective teachers how the model promotes effective teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy. Triangulated data from interviews, reflective journals and views from reflective sessions were analyzed using the interpretive approach. Responses from the three classes of participants suggested among others that the model was supportive of students teaching, engendered reflection on teachings, challenged the prospective teacher and improved prospective teachers disposition to adopt best practices in the teaching of numeracy and literacy. Based on the findings recommendations were made for the adoption of the model by teacher educational universities, colleges of education and other educational entities.

Key words: Collaborative model, Peer teaching, Prospective teachers and Model teaching.

The study

 

thumb 232Source : TESSA

TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa) provides collaboratively developed open educational resources (OERs) for teachers and teacher educators to support active learning methods and reflective practice.

Many Governments across the world have decided that teaching in schools should be ‘student-centred’ or ‘learner-centred’, and this is incorporated into policy documents. Teachers learn about the theory behind ‘student-centred learning’ in college, but the evidence is that they find it very difficult to put into practice. The TESSA materials help teachers to develop ‘student-centred’ approaches, and evidence from across the TESSA consortium shows that the TESSA materials make lessons more interesting, and in many places have led to improved attendance.

thumb 232Source : TESSA

TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa) provides collaboratively developed open educational resources (OERs) for teachers and teacher educators to support active learning methods and reflective practice.

School Experience Co-ordinators or lecturers visiting student teachers during their school experience are the primary audience for this Toolkit.

It contains resources that are beneficial to the experience of student teachers and aims to support them in using TESSA materials, which can encourage the use of active learning approaches.

tessa128Source : TESSA

TESSA provides collaboratively developed open educational resources (OERs) for teachers to use in their own classroom to support active learning methods and reflective practice.

This handbook is for teacher educators and others involved in planning and delivery of teacher development whether formal or less formal, and in a range of settings.