COI P4C AS A TOOL FOR RE-BRANDING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
COIP4C is an educative approach that helps to stimulate the thinking capacity of children and motivates them in reasoning. With P4C method, everybody is an inquirer or philosopher. The main goal of P4C is to seek for truth and clarity of ideas. No truth is the absolute and this method of educating children in the classroom is what will help to bridge the missing link in the chain of education and that is reasonableness.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page - - - - - - - - - i
Approval page - - - - - - - - ii
Dedication - - - - - - - - iii
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - iv
Abstract - - - - - - - - - v
Table of contents - - - - - - - vi
1.0 Introduction - - - - - - - 1
1.1 Background of the study - - - - - 1
1.2 Statement of the problems - - - - - 2
1.3 Purpose of the study - - - - - - 2
1.4 Significance of the study - - - - - - 2
1.5 Target audience - - - - - - - 3
1.6 Research questions - - - - - - - 3
1.7 Research methodology - - - - - 4
2.0 Review of related literature - - - - - 5
2.1 Reviewing Nigerian Educational System - - 5
2.2 Basic parameters of Circle Time for teachers - 8
3.0 Problem in our educational system - - - 32
3.1 Differences between andragogy and pedagogy - 38
3.2 Values of andragogy - - - - - - 40
3.4 Problem of pedagogy - - - - - 41
3.3 Features of new system of education - - 42
4.0 Implication of study - - - - - - 54
4.1 Ideas on how to make lessons more learner centered 54
4.2 Working in group as a method of LCE - - 62
4.3 The place of COIP4C in learner centered education 65
5.0 Summary, Conclusion and recommendation - 67
5.1 Summary - - - - - - - - 67
5.2 Recommendation - - - - - - - 68
5.3 Limitation of the study - - - - - 68
5.4 Suggestion for further studies - - - - - 68
References - - - - - - - - 69
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
There is a popular saying that no nation can rise above its level of education, if Nigeria wants to achieve greatness, and if she wants to build a solid foundation for her children, it is time to seek for appropriate solution to her existing problem.
It is a well known fact that Nigerian’s education suffers functional stagnation because of the static and passive method of administration in formal education. The Nigerian education negates and neglects those for whom the curriculum is meant for. There is always over concentration on the educator, the teacher instead of the students is always fixed at the centre of the curriculum. This research work seeks to inform people on how “COIP4C can be used to rebrand the problems in Nigerian system of education.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Nigerian system of education is in shambles because of inappropriate approach towards solving educational problems. Valuable democratic principles are not practiced in our educational system. People no longer live with the spirit of brotherhood. Many people want to become noticed, nobody wants to listen and care for his brothers’ ideas and existence. The point of inquiry is ‘if everybody is talking who critically analyzes, evaluates and understands his neighbor?
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This study seeks to look into the problems devastating Nigerian educational system and how COIP4C can help in rebranding.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study is important because it will help to enlighten our educational administrators and curriculum planners on the right dimension to follow in order to solve the existing problems in Nigerian educational system.
1.5 TARGET AUDIENCE
The study is meant for
1) The students teachers
2) The teacher educators
3) The curriculum planners
4) The educational administrators.
1.6 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1) In what ways can we implant the spirit of caringness, belonginess, cooperation and collaboration in classroom activities?
2) How can build good teacher-student relationship?
3) Can the principle of COIP4C improve teacher’s effectiveness?
4) Can the principles of COIP4C improve student’s effectiveness?
5) To what extent can COIP4C values help to improve teaching methodology in various schools?
1.7 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Library research method