Official launch Teaching with Impact Ghana on February 18th 2021
Savana Signatures, Edukans Int’l launch Teaching with Impact programme supported by the Ministry of Education
The Teaching with Impact is aimed at giving teachers hands-on teaching skills to enable them impact positively on the results and pass rates of pupils.
Speaking at the virtual launch of the programme, the Director, Pre-Tertiary Directorate at the Ministry of Education, Mrs Catherine Appiah-Pinkrah, described Teaching with Impact “as not only innovative but also coming to support the government of Ghana and the Ministry of Education’s efforts at ensuring that our teachers are highly skilled and that active teaching and learning is going on in our schools.”
Furthermore, UNESCO and UNICEF gave presentations about sustainable quality education and the SDG 4 goals at the Teaching with Impact launch. More information:
- The article of 3news.com in Ghana
- The speech of the Ministry of Education Ghana
- The presentation of UNESCO
INFORMATION TEACHING WITH IMPACT
Tackling the learning crisis
Hundreds of millions of children are learning very little in school. In Sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than 7 % of students in late primary school are proficient in reading and fewer than 14 % in maths. (UNESCO, 2019, World Bank, 2018). This has huge negative implications. Education will not be a catalyst for development if children are not learning. Children who are already disadvantaged learn the least. Weak instructional practices as a result of low-quality teacher training are at the root of this crisis. Teachers are crucial, they function as role models for children, shape attitudes, build confidence and make learning fun. In some contexts, they are the only accessible sources of basic knowledge.
Improving teaching for better learning
Teaching with Impact is a teacher training programme for teachers of all subjects in basic education. Through this Edukans’ Teaching with Impact programme training, teachers develop and apply hands-on teaching skills in daily practice. Students or children of Teaching with Impact trained teachers achieve higher results, have better prospects to progress to secondary or tertiary education and become more motivated and self-confident. Teaching with Impact gives teachers practical tools to improve their practice right away including the unique and innovative ‘Correctbook’: sustainable learning materials for endless learning through continuous practice.
- Teachers know how to become more effective and demonstrate this in thier day-to-day teaching.
- Improved learner and school achievements: higher learning outcomes, better pass rates, improved retention and transition to next level education.
- Sustainable and locally produced learning materials allow for endless learning through continuous practice.
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