Saturday, May 23, 2020

Let’s begin to look into virtual teaching - Educationist

Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an educational consultant based in the United States has called on educational authorities to begin looking into virtual teaching as an option to effectively educate all children regardless of educational status

She said, innovation and creativity were crucial as far as education, especially inclusive education was concerned. Students are more likely to synthesize the information taught them, bringing more joy and making their educational experience more meaningful.

Ms Turkson who recently participated in a webinar dubbed:" Inclusive Education: Before, during and after Covid 19," told the Special Mothers Project that all children were missing out on a lot of things during this period.

“Children all over the world are missing out on a lot of things including social and emotional interactions. This is because children are not going to school and school services are not going to them"

She suggested that for Inclusive education to be effective, classrooms could adopt a co-teaching approach where every classroom will have one general education teacher and a special educator, working collaboratively to achieve a common goal of educating all children in their classroom.

Co-teaching she said will enable the teachers to complement each other and teachers could serve as positive role models for their students.

“Children pick on the behaviours of adults around them and in co-teaching, teachers need to be intentional about modelling positive behaviours for children to emulate.

This teaching model, as well as others could be explored in an effort to achieve effective inclusive education in Ghanaian schools, Ms Turkson added

The Special Mothers Project is an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues and issues affecting families raising children with special needs

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