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Title: Developing effective strategies for teaching creative arts in the lower Primary Schools: a case study in Agona Swedru District Administration ‘B’ School
Authors: Ampeh, Godfred Kofi
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2011
Abstract: The research work was primarily geared towards enhancing the teaching and learning of the Creative Arts in Ghanaian primary schools. The problem of ineffective teaching of this new curriculum was identified through direct observation in the schools where I had worked as a teacher. Consequently, in–depth study proved that it was grave and needed a redress. Furthermore, in the researcher’s advent to curb the problem of the study, an Action Research was embarked upon. Various research instruments were adopted to find the root cause and evaluate the various strategies to arrest the situation at hand. The instruments included observation, questionnaire and interview. Besides, varied related literature was reviewed to prove the work holistic. This convincingly increased the researcher’s knowledge on the problem. Here, a number of strategies were embraced to rectify the problem. Detailed lesson notes were written to guide the sequence of events. Also, putting children at the centre of instruction, the activity method of learning was employed. Better still, relevant ample materials were provided to aid the understanding of the concepts. Consequently, it was realised that the activity method of teaching Creative Arts stood as the best. It was again observed that children from the first level through the other grades respond and grow in a program in which art fundamentals and techniques are taught sequentially and purposefully using relevant ample teaching and learning materials. The researcher assembled these materials for effective usage. Finally recommendations were made that, teachers must select appropriate topics for the different learning levels of the various grades, and use activity based methods with set achievable objectives and motivating pupils appropriately. Also teacher trainees must be given enough orientation in the subject, likewise regular in-service training should be organized to help classroom teachers to be abreast with new development and trends in the field. Other stake holders, the government, school administration and parents have to exercise their social responsibilities of providing all educational logistics needed for the realization of the goals of Creative Arts.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4058
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