The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has organised a three-day workshop for the development of ‘A Guide for teaching; using STEM and Play-Based Learning (PBL) Approaches’.
This project is being undertaken with support from Right-to-Play International.
Addressing the workshop’s participants, Dr. Edward Appiah, Acting Director-General for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, thanked them for readily availing themselves of this all-important national exercise. The learning guide is to establish an integrated approach that aligns the STEM concept to the Standard-Based Curriculum (SBC) and Common Core Programme (CCP)- which is being implemented in the country’s school system.
He further emphasised a co-creation of an appropriate ecosystem that promotes key learners’ competencies and skills and also entrenches education as a life-long activity. Also, he reiterated a point that the learning guide would create the right strategy, atmosphere and creative attitudes required by the facilitators(teachers)- to enable the skills of innovation, creativity and problem-solving in learners. The STEM learning guide is also in line with policy objectives as contained in the National Pre-Tertiary Education Curriculum Framework (NPTECF).