AAMUSTED Organises STS Workshop for Lead Mentors and Mentors in Kwadaso Municipality

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The Institute of Teacher Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (ITPDLL) of Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Development and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has organised a Supported Teaching in Schools (STS) workshop for Lead Mentors and Mentors in basic schools of the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

Over 100 teachers (Lead Mentors and Mentors) participated in the May 7, 2024 workshop, which aimed at equipping them with knowledge of the entire STS programme.

STS is one of the four pillars of the Four-year Education Curriculum that sets out the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary for effective teaching. The other pillars are Subject and Curriculum Knowledge, Literacy Studies: Ghanaian Languages and English, and Pedagogic Knowledge. Under the STS programme, teacher trainees are attached to schools to learn practical experiences from the classroom and the school environment every year of their four-year Education Curriculum Programme.

The Director of ITPDLL, Prof. Benedict Osei-Owusu and his team of experts in the STS Programme including, Dr. Asare Kotor, Mr. Ficus Gyasi, Mr. Frank Owusu Sekyere, and Mr. Sylvanus F. Brookman Kofie, facilitated the various sessions of the workshop.

The topics treated included the Overview of STS in the 4-Year Education Curriculum Programme in Ghana, the Roles and Responsibilities of Partnership Schools and Mentors in the Implementation of the STS Programmes, and the Structure and Expectations of the STS in the 4-Year Education Curriculum Programme in Ghana.

They also made presentations on the various aspects of the Student Reflective Journal (SRJ) and created room for elaborate discussions of issues relevant to the respective years of the B.Ed programme vis-à-vis the STS programme.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof. Isaac Boateng, officially opened the workshop, expressing gratitude to the Lead Mentors and Mentors for their dedication to the STS programme.

He was happy that their work with the AAMUSTED students in the STS programme was yielding positive results. He also reminded them of the incumbent responsibility on all stakeholders to do their bit in the STS programme, knowing that the success of that programme would mean producing better teachers for the younger generation and those that are yet to come.

Prof. Boateng assured them that AAMUSTED would do its best to ensure the success of the STS programme.