School of Education

School of Education Held an Annual Teaching Practice Workshop

In order to effectively supervise and mentor Student Teachers during Teaching Practice, the University through the School of Education holds an Annual Teaching Practice Workshop to sensitize students who have been posted to secondary schools for mentorship exercise. This year’s Teaching Practice Workshop themed ‘Assessing for Competency in the Teaching Professional’ was held on 23rd May 2019 at the Education Complex, Central Conference.

The workshop which was officially opened by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and Finance Prof. Wilson Ng’etich on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor deliberated on the following key areas;

  1. Assessment Process in Teaching Practice Exercise;
  2. Documentation in Teaching Practice Exercise;
  3. Assessors Conduct in Teaching Practice Exercise;
  4. Challenges during Teaching Practice Exercise;
  5. Competency-Based Curriculum;
  6. Marketing University of Eldoret during and through Teaching Practice;
  7. Assessing Science Education (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology);
  8. Assessing Special Needs Education, Early Childhood & Primary Education and Physical Education & Recreation;
  9. Assessing Languages Education (Kiswahili, English & Literature);
  10. Assessing Humanities Education (Geography, History, Religion and Business).

Prof. Ng’etich underscored the importance of teaching practice as a mode of teacher preparation programme and noted that the University Management Board appreciates the good work done by lecturers in the School of Education. He called upon the School to enhance quality standards in their duties in order to position the school as a center of excellence within the region and beyond.

In her closing remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Students Affairs Prof. Ruth Otunga reminded the participants the weight of their duties as they are the core of academic excellence within their respective surroundings. She called upon them to practice ethical standards in their duties and highlighted that teaching is the mother of all professions. The DVC ASA challenged the School of Education to design a professional curricula which will be used to induct faculty members in other schools who do not have a background in pedagogy so as to make them effective University teachers. She finally thanked the Dean School of Education Prof. Kisilu Kitainge for organizing the workshop and noted that Teaching Practice is a mentoring process that makes student teachers become better teachers.

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