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April 16, 2011

Teaching Skills Workshop for Secondary School Teachers (April 15-16, 2011)

Mtwara Technical Secondary School, in collaboration with some members of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), JICA who are assigned as teachers in various parts of the country, held a Teaching Skills Workshop for Secondary School Teachers from 14th – 16th April 2011 at Mtwara Technical Secondary School, Mtwara Region.

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Its main objective was to improve the teaching skills of secondary school teachers. Around 30 teachers, both Tanzanian and Japanese, drawn from secondary schools in Mtwara, Lindi, Pwani and Kilimanjaro Regions participated this workshop.

The workshop provided the opportunity to bring together Tanzanian and Japanese teachers to learn from each other's teaching style and theory. Thgouth the workshop, the teachers could improve their teaching skills through lesson observations, evaluations and discussions, and exchange ideas with teachers from different schools.

PhotoDiscussion about education and problems of secondary schools.

Ten similar workshops had been organized by the JOCVs in several secondary schools in Lindi, Mtwara, Dodoma and Pwani regions in the past and responses from workshop participants have been very positive.

Contents of this Workshop were as follows;

  • Teachers of Mtwara Region deliver demonstration lessons. Then, participants evaluate in each group.
  • Japanese teachers deliver demonstrations. Then, participants evaluate in each group.
  • Japanese teachers introduce activity session from Japan, such as Japanese culture, environmental education and car mechanics.
  • Discussion about education and problems of secondary schools.
  • Overview of the workshop; setting of goals as teachers.

Apart from the teaching skills workshop, on the 3rd day an exhibition about the earthquake in Japan titled "Pray for Japan" was held.

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