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close this bookBasic Science and Health Education for Primary Schools Uganda (UNICEF, 1992, 162 p.)
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View the documentHow Children Learn
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View the documentDeveloping a Scheme of Work
View the documentDeveloping a Lesson Plan
View the documentTeaching Health Education
View the documentThe Child to Child Approach
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Planning Health Education

Teacher Preparation

Teaching is a process that helps learning to take place and learning is the expected modification of or change in behaviour. It is important that a teacher must have sound knowledge of what children must know and be able to relate content with methods and sequence to the needs of the pupils using the environment and other appropriate resources. Effective teaching, therefore, requires efficient and adequate preparation on the part of the teacher. It demands a teacher to structure his preparation and work in relation to his pupils, the curriculum, resources and teaching methods. In order to achieve this, sound understanding of child development and teaching skills is essential. The process of preparing to teach normally begins with planning of the syllabus followed by planning for instruction and short-term preparation of daily lessons respectively.

Now that you are familiar with the Basic Science and Health Education Syallbus, you need to break up the content of the teaching syllabus into meaningful parts and arrange them in steps which follow each other. This Teacher's Guide is an essential reference to help you plan your work.