SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN BASIC SCHOOLS IN GHANA. Prof. J. Anamuah-Mensah EDUIT Consortium & Prof. A. Asabere-Ameyaw Vice chancellor, UEW.
Prof. J. Anamuah-Mensah
Prof. A. Asabere-Ameyaw
Vice chancellor, UEW
The Power of the Teacher‘The assumption that teachers are not powerful is one of the biggest fallacies of our society. As a group they have a power which is second to none… It is they, the teachers now at work and going through Training College who are shaping what [the country] will become, much more than we who pass laws, make rules, and make speeches!’(Julius Nyerere)
Science and mathematics are bedfellows,a good knowledge in maths is needed in science.
What society will
Like to be taught
What is actually
What is learnt
A model of factors involved in science and Studies(TIMSS)-
Mathematics teaching and learning
S & M
in S & M
resources for S&M
Science and mathematics subjects Studies(TIMSS)-
in Basic schools
WHAT IS LEARNING? Studies(TIMSS)-
Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just by sitting in class listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.
Arthur W. Chikering & Zelda F. Gamson,
“Seven Principles of Good Practice” AAHE
Bulletin 39 3-7, March 1987