Innovative teaching methods, panacea to challenges of modern learning
Schoolteachers at basic education levels have been charged to embrace effective and innovative teaching methods that are capable of addressing the challenges of 21st century learning.
Former Executive Director, Corona Schools Trust Fund and Chief Executive Officer, Leading Learning Limited, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, while speaking on the topic, “Effective School Leadership in the 21st Century,” at an international school award ceremony organised by the British Council, warned that the impact of social media on children can no longer be wished away, hence, teachers should brace up to the need of changing teaching methods. Such development, she noted, would make education more relevant to the future.
Adefisayo, who stressed the need for an innovative, useful, global and rigorous curriculum, noted that, “Children get information from diverse sources because they are so much on the social media. It is said that a system can never rise above the quality of its teachers. This is because teachers are most important factor in any school system. Teaching is critical, but the quality of school leadership is of essence. Effective schools have effective leaders. So, teachers must device means of upgrading themselves so as to be at par with the demands of the era,” she added
Four schools in the country were awarded the British Council’s International School Award for 2015/2016 session, in recognition of their works aimed at bringing the world into the classroom.
They include Hallel College, Port-Harcourt. ; Oxbridge Tutorial College, Lagos State; Redeemers’ International Secondary School, Lagos State, and Start-Rite School, Abuja.
The award is a badge of honour for schools that carry out outstanding works in international education through links with partner schools overseas.
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