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close this bookPrimary Teacher Education in Action: A Peep into the TTC Classrooms at the National Teacher Training College, Lesotho (CIE, 2002, 42 p.)
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Abstract

This study complements other studies in the MUSTER Lesotho series (Stuart et al 2000, Lefoka and Stuart 2001) to explore aspects of the new Diploma in Education (Primary) (DEP) curriculum “in action” at the National Teacher Training College. Eight lecturers were observed teaching English, maths, science and educational foundations. The report presents a descriptive analysis of 19 classes, focusing particularly on aims and objectives, content, pedagogy, teaching/learning materials, assessment, the ways in which tutors model good practice to students, and how they create links to the primary school. It concludes that the curriculum as delivered, although adhering quite closely to the course outlines as laid down in the curriculum document, is inconsistent with the spirit of the overall programme goals and objectives. Practice in the college has apparently not yet changed to incorporate the more constructivist and reflective approaches envisaged for the DEP.