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TSC urges Teachers to use Methods of Teaching that could Promote Creativity and Innovation

Teachers employer, TSC, has tried to mend the loopholes in the learning sector ever since the sitting CEO, Dr Nancy Macharia, took over as the boss of the commission. Basing on the current situations in schools concerning the unwelcoming learning environment learners are living in, it has emerged that the learning institutions have been monotonously using majorly same methods of teaching, with no variation that could develop creativity and innovation amongst the learners.

A private group of experts from the TSC's State department of Field Services, under the guidance of the Director, Ms Mary Cheptum Rotich, had to conduct a survey on the way in which school going children benefit from the several methods of teaching in educational institutions. The sample of learners gave out their views in different perspectives.

The teachers, according to reports, are not much caring, as they are already overwhelmed by the teach-and-go-home slogan, which is not yielding all the necessary skills that the learner should achieve at the end of their education.

While addressing the executive committee at the KICD, Ms Rotich revealed that many teachers majorly use lecture method of teaching in most subjects, unless in compulsory subjects; English, Kiswahili and Mathematics, where sometimes carry-home exercise is given. The exercise, mostly, involves short-answer structured questions, without application or comprehension questions that usually develop the thinking capacity of the learners.

Ms Cheptum urged teachers to take their work with all the professionalism it deserves, because such monotonous learning techniques make learners to lack basic relevant skills that they could apply in real life. The learners, therefore, come out of school without the necessary psychomotor skill that could keep themselves busy as they wait for further studies.

She therefore challenged teachers to introduce several techniques of teaching, more specifically the discussion, experimentation and ICT integration methods so as to equip the 21st Century learners with an exemplary informant that could be useful to the ever growing global technology.

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