The course exposes student-teachers to the nine dominant Ghanaian traditional musical genres, covering areas such as historical background, songs, musical instruments, drumming, dance patterns and embedded physical activities, and performance practices. In addition, student-teachers will be exposed to content knowledge, skills and understanding of the relationship between dance patterns and health-related physical fitness.
The specific strategies for delivery will include review and analysis of documentaries orally and by written report/analysis of traditional dance activities; group presentations orally and by written reports; creative dance composition and performance project; portfolio building; singing assembly patriotic songs and demonstration of fundamental movement patterns with music. The strategies will ensure that all activities are respectful of every child’s right to education and bodily integrity, as well as, ensure that all children can learn and benefit from education. The course will finally focus on the self-awareness of the student teacher, the characteristics of their learners, and issues concerning their transition from SHS to Tertiary. Modes of assessment will include summative, formative and practical work and portfolio building and will take into consideration strategies that can reach all manner of learners in the classroom.
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