Improving Teacher Education and Classroom Practices: Options for Africa (Published)
This paper is posited on the assumption that in our quest to reform school curriculum to create a knowledge-based society in Africa, the one thing we should not lose sight of is that teachers matter. This is partly due to the fact that the next generation of Africans will need to be well supported by well-trained professional teachers. It is in the light of this that the presentation gives options that could be adopted to improve teacher education and classroom practice. Options discussed in this paper include; use of multimedia/hypermedia technology, problem solving as a pedagogical tool, explicit Institution on heuristics, the use of literature circles, what next after literature cycles, the use of technologies to aid knowledge sharing and transmission.
Keywords: internet & computer-related technologies, literature circles, multimedia systems, problem solving heuristics, teaching through problem