The University of Development Studies’ Directorate of Colleges of Education Affiliation organized a tutor professional development workshop for Heads of Departments, Subject Leads, Professional Development (PD) coordinators and Tutors from their affiliated Colleges of Education on 10th and 11th June. The workshop took place at UDS’s International Conference Centre, Dungu Tamale and was was organized with support from Transforming Teaching, Education & Learning (T-TEL).
Forty-nine participants were drawn from UDS’s six affiliated colleges, namely Tumu College of Education, McCoy College of Education, Dambai College of Education, Gambaga College of Education, St. Vincent College of Education and Al-Faruq College of Education.
The workshop was designed to ensure that participants became familiar with the Professional Development (PD) Handbooks for the Bachelor of Education Year Two Semester Two courses so that they can run effective weekly Professional Development sessions which incorporate inclusivity and cross-cutting issues and align with the National Teachers’ Standards (NTS) and the National Teacher Education Assessment Policy (NTEAP).
Prof A.K Donkor, Director, Directorate of Colleges of Education Affiliation of UDS , delivered the opening remarks. He highlighted the need for equity and inclusion. He said ‘’there is the need for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in what we are doing. We are happy to have GESI running through the whole 4-year B.Ed. curriculum”.
The workshop sessions were participatory and hands-on with group work and plenary sessions.
Prof Ayum Teye, Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Prof Donkor, Prof Owusu Sekyere, Director, Centre for Continuing Education, Dr. Maxwell Kwesi Nyatsikor, Subject Lead Coordinator UDS, Beryl Opong Agyei, National Teacher Education Coordinator, T-TEL, Dr. Awuku, Key Advisor, T-TEL, and Dr. Harriet Naki Amui, Executive Secretary, Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) were all in attendance.