TEACHER TRAINEES PERCEPTION TOWARDS ON-CAMPUS TEACHING PRACTICE AT THE HOLY CHILD COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, TAKORADI, GHANA

Ebenezer Appah Bonney, Sophia Naana Micah, James Hinson

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Teaching practice is an important component in any teacher education programme. It is regarded as the most crucial way in helping teacher trainees to become effective classroom teachers. This study sought to investigates the perception of teacher-trainees towards on-campus teaching practice. It involved both Early Childhood and General Basic Education Diploma teacher trainees of Holy Child College of Education perception. Their concerns, challenges encountered and experiences gained during the teaching practice in the year 2017/2018 academic year were taken into consideration. The research employed qualitative research procedure. In-depth interviews were used to gather data for the study. The results revealed that, teacher-trainees have benefited from the on-campus teaching practice in the development of the following teaching skills: communication with students, classroom management and lesson notes preparation. The study recommends that effort should be made to train teacher trainees in the preparation of lesson notes with particular attention given to the English language and the preparation of teaching and learning materials.

 

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professional competence, on-campus, teaching practice, teacher trainees

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