A visiting Professor at the Department of Educational Foundations, Prof. Joshua Adebisi Omotosho, has called on teachers to use songs as part of their pedagogy.
According to him, songs have unique qualities which make content stick in the brain more than other form of delivery and therefore asked for the conversion of critical areas of learning into songs for easy recollection.
Using himself as an example, he said he tried to unravel the mystery behind why songs, learned more than 55 years ago, were still vividly remembered with relative ease. Consequently, he sang and danced to songs (in Twi) he learnt about five-and-a-half decades ago to illustrate this point.
The Faculty of Educational Foundations has organised a day’s seminar to build the capacities of lecturers and students on teaching philosophy and assessment.
A Fulbright Specialist from the Auburn University, USA, Dr. Stacey Nickson, who spoke on “Developing a Teaching Philosophy and Assessment”, said teaching philosophy statement is a written declaration that describes and explains values, beliefs and actions surrounding the process of teaching and learning.
Dr. Ralph Gardner III has made donation of books and journals worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Department of Education and Psychology of the Faculty of Educational Foundations, UCC.
Dr. Gardner was a Fulbright Scholar from the Ohio State University, USA, who visited the Department during the 2014/2015 academic year. He taught courses in Special Education at the Ph. D level during his visit.
The donation which included current books and journals from distinguished authors was presented on his behalf by Prof. Prosper Deku to the Department. He expressed gratitude to Dr Gardner for his tremendous assistance to the Department.