School Practice I
School practice is a critical component of effective preservice teacher education. It provides an essential practice space for generating concrete problems and issues, and applying new knowledge and skills, but also enabling the development of an integral link between university theory and school-based practice
The course intends to develop students’ experience in applying university theory presented in the course readings to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and learning during their school practice. Students will identify the strengths and weaknesses of their own school practice through reference to the Uganda professional standards for teachers, the school practice supervision tool, and the reflection tool.
- By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:
- introduce novice students to the teaching profession
- practice teaching skills as student- teachers
- orient student-teachers to teaching and learning environment
- expose student-teachers to various school issues such as extra-curricula activities, school management practices
- Enable the student teachers to acquire skills for assessing students and record keeping.