DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND TEACHING
The vision of Curriculum and Teaching is to prepare exemplary professional teachers committed to life-long learning who are leaders in contributing to the betterment of our diverse and dynamic world.
In the Department of Curriculum and Teaching our mission is to transform our community and expand our outreach through a commitment to excellence in education and human services, advancement of innovative research, and supporting the dedicated service of our teacher educators, staff and students.
Discover Curriculum and Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching is positioned to unbridled creativity and unlimited possibilities, new experiences and good old academic wisdom, unbelievable accomplishments and unique personalities. The Curriculum and Teaching Department is transformative in preparing professional teachers both inside and outside the classroom. Our research and practitioner based programmes train future teachers, mentors and leaders for successful careers. The department focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice.
The main purpose of the College is to prepare future professional teachers through programmes that lead to the initial and certification of teachers at both Basic Education and Senior Secondary levels. In addition, the department provide for the preparation of teachers for other positions as curriculum experts, educational technologist and reading specialists.
A Brief History of the Department
The Curriculum and Teaching Department, College of Education Afaha Nsit is one of the pioneer Departments, established on October, 1992 with Mr. O.T. Ndom, of blessed memory as the first Head of Department. He was succeeded by Late Mr. David E. Eddie in 1996 and later Mrs. Theresa F. Ekanem became the HOD from 2002 to 2008 October and handed over to Mrs. Edo Ekanem who headed the Department till 4th April, 2013, when Dr. Edem Ntuk succeeded her and on 15th June, 2017 the incumbent Head of Department, Dr. Wisdom I. Jude was appointed.
For more than twenty five years, the Department have trained and produced over five thousand (5000) teachers for Basic Education Level. Some of whom have furthered their education to become lecturers in different tertiary institutions in the state and beyond. The Department of Curriculum and Teaching, consist of fifteen academic and eight non – teaching staff; forming a committed, caring, and innovative cadre, dedicated to enhancing our student teachers’ multidisciplinary learning experience. .
Our teaching revolves around four key domains:
Curriculum – facilitating an understanding of curriculum reforms and policies, curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
Teaching – providing essential knowledge, skills and technique for planning and implementing classroom activities.
Assessment – developing skills in the process of test construction and focusing on integrating assessment into the teaching process so as to enhance student learning.
Teacher professional development – aiding student teachers in developing their professional knowledge and skills in curriculum, teaching and assessment in schools or other educational settings. Our programme areas are linked to and are closely aligned with our key teaching areas, with a focus on relevance to the local and international situations. Our programmes consist of Classroom Sit in Observation, Micro Teaching and Teaching Practice Exercises.
Classroom Sit in Observation
Sit – in Observation (SIO) is a Learning Programme that provides a form of direct observations of classroom activities within a specific time by a student –teacher. The trainees are expected not to teach, but to observe, record their observations in their logbooks and interact with the more experienced teachers for the underlying principles of teaching and learning procedure witnessed in the classroom. It is a designed comprehensive plan to ensure that the required knowledge, skills and attitudes for professionalism in teaching is developed by each student teacher. This exercise forms aspect of comprehensive Teaching Practice Preparation Programme for student-teachers during the first year of study. Such a preparatory programme offer student teachers opportunity for a gradual building up for TP exercise.
Microteaching is a teacher training technique for learning teaching skills based on the philosophy of remediation and immediate feedback. It employs real teaching situation for developing skills and helps to get deeper knowledge regarding the art of teaching. As a part of student-teachers’ pre-service training, interns take part in a micro-teaching clinic. In this clinic, an intern teaches a lesson ranging from five to ten minutes to ten or fifteen students (their peers). Micro-teaching is a scaled-down version of the real classroom activities. The number of students and the length of the lessons are drastically reduced. Students are exposed to the theoretical aspect of the course Micro Teaching Theory (EDU:213) in the first semester of year two. This course is compulsory for all students and is a prerequisite for the Micro Teaching Practicum (EDU:223). The practical teaching is taken in the second semester of year two by all students and this course is a prerequisite for Teaching Practice (EDU: 311).
Teaching practice (EDU: 311) is a compulsory 6 credit unit course, that involves teaching done by teacher- trainees in a real school setting under the guidance of an experienced teacher. The programme is embedded on the philosophy of mentorship and It is aimed at providing student-teachers (STs) opportunity to put into practice their theoretical knowledge in a school-life situation. The programme occurs in the first semester of year three for a duration of not less than 6months. It is aimed at :
The concept of Student Teaching Practice (STP) is deeply rooted in the drive towards the education and training of competent and professional teachers. Teaching Practice (TP) is a crucial aspect of Teacher Education. Teaching Practice provides student teachers with an opportunity for the acquisition of necessary professional skills through practical experience. This will prepare them for an effective
professional practice after graduation.
The new NCE Minimum Standards spell out that Teaching Practice should be done in the first semester of the third year for a period of three months. Teachers must be assigned to student-teachers for mentoring before the micro-teaching for continuous support till the students graduate. Evaluative comments on the progress of the student should form part of the students’ journal. The colleges must provide adequate support such as orientation for the trainees. The Minimum Standards lay further emphasis on supervision of Teaching Practice.
Student teachers should keep extensive Students Reflective Journals during the build-up towards Teaching Practice and during Teaching Practice itself. Such Journals should be regularly handed in to cooperating teachers and supervisors. The Cooperating teacher s must provide comments to aid student teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in their professional skills.
ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND TEACHING
|S/N||NAME||SEX||QUALIFICATION||AREA OF SPECIALISATION|
|1||DR. WISDOM INIBEHE JUDE||F||Ph.D||LANGUAGE EDUCATION|
|2.||DR. MRS. THERESA F. EKANEM||F||Ph.D||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|3.||DR. MRS. EDO OBOT EKANEM||F||Ph.D||EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY|
|4||MR. IDARA ETOKEBE||M||M.ED||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|5||DR. EDEM ARCHIBONG NTUK||M||Ph.D||EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY|
|6||DR. MBOUTIDEM WALTER EKENG||F||Ph.D||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|7.||DR. IBORO UKPONG||M||Ph.D||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|8||DR. CATHERINE UBONG AKPAN||F||Ph.D||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|9||MRS. NSIDIBE UDO||F||M.ED||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|10||MR. UBONG MONDAY NKOK||M||M.ED||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|11||MRS AGNES LAMBART UDO||F||M.ED||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|12||DR. JOYCE DAVID EDUOK||F||Ph.D||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|13||MR. SAM OKPOSIN||M||M..Ed||CURRICULUM STUDIES|
|14||MR. ABASIMA BASSEY||M||B.Ed.||EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY|
|15||MR. ANIEFIOK DANSON
NON-TEACHING STAFF STRENGTH IN CURRICULUM AND TEACHING DEPARTMENT
|S/N||NAME OF STAFF||RANK/DESIGNATION||QUALIFICATIONS
|1||MR. MBOUTIDEM H. ENOIDEM||CHIEFEXECUTIVE OFFICER||FSLC,WAEC,NBC,ANBC|
|2||COMFORT F. UDO||ASST EXECUTIVE OFFICER||FSLC,SSCE,NABTEB,OND
|3||EMEM A. EBONG||EXECUTIVE OFFICER||FSLC,WAEC,NABTEB,ND
|4||MR. JOSEPH H. INYANG||CLERICAL OFFICER||FSLC,WAEC,NABTEB,ND
|5||MRS. AFFIONG M. ETUK
|6||REGINA E. ITAUMA||CARE TAKER||FSLC, WAEC|
Our Take in Teacher Education
The Curriculum and Teaching (C&T) Department services other Departments in the College and features prominently in the areas of teacher development, evaluation of curriculum reforms, the teaching of higher order and creative thinking skills, pedagogical innovations, knowledge management and school improvement. Our teaching is based upon academic excellence and high standards facilities, with inspirational teacher educators providing a supportive learning environment.
We naturally have excellent connections with local primary and secondary schools through colleagues’ involvement in teaching practice and research projects directly connected with schools. Our programmes serve a diverse range of community needs, catering for teachers and teaching/training professionals. Through these multi-faceted connections, programmes and collaborations, our Department bridges the spaces between education theory and practice at local and international levels.
C&T provides a prestigious education and our student teachers are among the most sought after by employers, owing to the exceptional standard of their practical and technical expertise.
Make the most of the opportunities in front of you. I hope you enjoy your time here and that we help you realise your full potential.