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GTEC and 5 Universities to conduct FOI across the 46 CoEs

Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has commenced training for a Fidelity of Implementation (FoI) exercise. GTEC and 5 universities will conduct this exercise across Ghana’s 46 Colleges of Education to assess the extent to which the B.Ed. in Initial Teacher Education is being implemented as planned.
All you need to know about FOI
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ˆ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ:
– Provide a better understanding of the extent to which the B.Ed. programmes are working as intended and producing high-performing, inspirational new teachers.
– Identify areas of strength and areas requiring improvement and adjustment both nationally and for specific Colleges of Education affiliated to mentoring universities.
– Provide a basis for strengthening Quality Assurance across Ghana’s teacher education sector.
Assessment teams will visit every College of Education to examine 7 key components:
๐€๐๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž: Are the B.Ed. programmes being implemented in the CoEs as intended? How far do training and assessment adhere to the principles and practices of the B.Ed.?
๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž: Do student teachers receive the required teaching, STS, and assessment to enable them to demonstrate achievement of yearly outcomes and progress towards meeting the NTS?
๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Are the three B.Ed. programmes differentiated to enable effective preparation of good early years, primary/upper primary and junior high school teachers?
๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ: Are the inputs and activities of participants, namely the mentoring universities, CoE leadership, tutors and mentors sufficient to deliver the B.Ed. programmes effectively? This includes QA, GESI, assessment, STS, interactive teaching and learning.
๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ: Are participants, including student teachers, responding to, and engaged with, the B.Ed. in the way intended? What are participantsโ€™ judgements about the impact, outcomes and relevance of the B.Ed.?
๐…๐š๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: Are manuals, guidelines, handbooks, professional development sessions and other training, QA โ€“ evaluation, monitoring and feedback, capacity building and incentives provided sufficient to support effective delivery of the B.Ed.?
๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: What are the barriers to implementation and delivery? How can these be addressed?
credit:Inform Teachers Network

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