AN EXPOSITION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF FADA STAN ANIH’S PHILOSOPHY IN REFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING
For any nation to survive, that nation must strongly uphold and abide by its philosophies of Education. Nigerian educational system has been destabilized due to lack of appropriate approach to educational issues. The gross effect is total breakdown in Law and order in our society.
Learner centered education is an approach to education that can help eradicate the cankerworms eating the Nigerian educational industry because it is notable for its effectiveness in arousing critical and creative skills among students and that is Fada Stan’s homespun.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION - - - - - - 1
1.1 Background of the problem - - - - 1
1.2 Point of Inquiry/Statement of problem - - 2
1.3 Purpose of the study - - - - - 2
1.4 Target audience - - - - - - 3
1.5 Research Questions - - - - - - 3
2.0 Review of related literature - - - - 4
2.1 Types of educational system and its distinctions 4
2.2 The exposition of student centered method - 7
3.0 Expose of the problem - - - - - 13
3.1 Increase strike action by teachers - - - 13
3.2 Lack of motivation for teachers - - - 21
3.3 Evidence of misplacement of priority - - 19
4.0 Implication of study - - - - - - 27
4.1 Rethinking Teacher development - - - 27
4.2 Possibilities for transformation teaching - - 31
4.2.1 New ideas about teaching preparation - - 31
4.3 Issues in teacher preparation - - - - 34
4.4 Anih’s synthesis - - - - - - 37
4.4.1Hint on the right key of teaching - - - 39
4.4.2Principles of L.C.E - - - - - - 40
4.4.3Practice of education - - - - - 42
4.4.4General principles of learning - - - - 57
5.0 Summary, conclusion and recommendation - 49
5.1 Summary of study - - - - - - 49
5.2 Implications of findings - - - - - 51
5.3 Recommendation - - - - - - 54
5.4 Limitation of the study - - - - - 58
5.5 Suggestion for further studies - - - - 58
References - - - - - - - 60
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM
Following the established fact that the Nigerian nation was being colonized by the Britain, Nigerian educational system was constructed on a remnant of the three ‘Rs’ as brought by the British government, -these include: reading, writing and arithmetic. The formation of the Nigerian academic system consciously omitted the most vital or important educative valves. The fourth ‘R’ which was termed reasoning or thinking has been considered by many scholars as being a formality.
In Nigeria, no teacher teaches our children how to think and reason under a certain condition within a given period of time. Both in secondary schools and tertiary institutions, there is no text book whereby the 'principles of good reasoning and thinking are put in place for people's use.
1.2 POINT OF INQUIRY/STATEMENT OF PROBLEM:
Our formal educational pedagogy seems to be unable to provide a lasting solution to these critical problems of meaninglessness, homelessness and unreasonableness found in the attitude of our youths in the contemporary society. These are the aims and benefits of introducing COIP4C sector, looking for an alternative - hoping that using andragogical slant of education with its method of COIP4C - that reasonableness shall be inculcated into our youths, and with these benefits - we will be able to identify the strategies for tackling a range of issues confronting our contemporary society.
1.3 PURPOSE OF STUDY
THE purpose of this study is to provide hints on Fada Stan’s educational synthesis and ways it can be used it can’t be used to reform teaching and learning in Nigeria.
1.4 TARGET AUDIENCE
3. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS
4. EDUCATIONNAL ADMINISTRATORS
5. CURRICULUM PLANNERS.
1.6 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1. What are the basic problems confronting teaching in Nigeria?
2 How has misplacement of priority affected Nigerian educational system?
3 What are the effective methods for managing educational system in Nigeria?
4 What is the best educational policy for Nigeria?