Workshops for Teachers in Nursery Education.
The decision to hold workshops for nursery school teachers in 2012 was made in response to requests from School Principals, Education Coordinators and Catholic Secretariat during the group’s first visit to The Gambia in 2011.
The crucial importance of Early Childhood Education is appreciated. There is an urgent need to up-skill teachers working in this sector as many of them are untrained.
The workshops were designed to explore and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes. Content was primarily based around Literacy, Numeracy, Planning and Classroom Management. The importance of active learning was emphasised. Resource making was an integral part of every session.
The workshop model provided teachers with an opportunity to explore new ideas in Early Childhood Education and to interact with and learn from each other.
Forty teachers in all attended workshops.
Filed reports have noted that the more experienced teachers who attended have since delivered “Step Down Training” to groups of their colleagues.
Those involved found the work satisfying and rewarding and see the area as vital for the future. Your help and participation in this area would be of immense value in the progression of this project – please contact us.
If you wish to participate in any of the volunteering areas or indeed if you have any suggestions on any other area please complete the ‘contact us’ form or phone Joe Griffin (Mobile: (+353)87 225 5040).