7a iv). List the importance of having a scheme of work.
Importance of Scheming
According to Nasibi and Kiio (1995) Scheming is essential because of the following: It makes teaching both systematic and orderly since it ensures that topics in the syllabus are taught in order of difficulty starting with the simplest to the most complex.
- It ensures that every topic in the syllabus is covered.
- It enables the teacher to budget for time wisely giving room for events and activities which might interfere with the school calender e.g. public holidays, prize giving day, sports day etc.
- It gives the teacher a forward insight in teaching by enabling s/he to identify content, methods and relevant instructional materials which s/he is going to use in the lesson, thus giving the individual enough time to sought out the requirements.
- It guides the teacher in planning a lesson plan.
- It checks the teacher’s pace ofteaching.
- It is useful during transition, when a teacher is transferred, the in-coming teacher will easily take over from where s/he had left avoiding repetition or omission. This ensures continuity of the learning process.