CHAPTER THREE FACILITATION METHODS IN TEACHING OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 3a. i) Explain the Question answer method a technique in the teaching of religious education? Introduction These are methods, which are learner centered, and they fall under heuristic approach. They are so called because they facilitate the acquisition of knowledge through interaction, experiences, and reflection. The … More Relgious Education: How is the question answer method a technique in the teaching of religious education?
CHAPTER THREE 3a ii).Explain the proper questioning techniques a teacher ought to ensure is used during the teaching process. For one to apply questioning technique adequately, the following should be observed: Clarity of expression: Use simple language and to the level of the audience which will produce the right response(s). Question on what is within … More Religious Education: What are the proper questioning techniques that a teacher ought to employ in the teaching process?
CHAPTER THREE 3 a iii). Explain what discussion and group techniques are and how do they aid in effective teaching. Discussion and group techniques Discussion is a learning activity where the teacher and learners talk together in order to share opinions, views or information about a topic or a problem. It makes an absolutely fundamental … More Religious Education: What are discussion and group techniques and how do they aid in effective teaching?
CHAPTER THREE 3a iv). Examine topics which can be discussed by the whole class in order to ensure effective understanding. Topics which call for whole class discussions are: Effects of irresponsible sexual behavior, drug abuse, corruption, effects of modem science and technology on the … More Religious Education: What is the place of discussions in the teaching of Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3a vi).Explain the steps to be followed in the debate process. Select a topic or a question to be debated on. Allow students to form two teams, one for the topic and another arguing against it. Select a chairman and a time-keeper. Choose first speakers, one for another against. Choose second speakers, one … More Religious Education: What are the steps to be followed in the debate process while teaching Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3a vii). Explain the relevance of small groups in the teaching of religious education. Small groups (syndicate and pair groups) This involves forming groups from the whole class. The groups should consist of between 3 to 5 members for syndicate groups and 2 learners for quick reference as pair groups. One can select … More Religious Education: What is the relevance of small groups in the teaching of Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3a viii).Analyze the procedure for brainstorming. Procedure to follow: In brainstorming, this procedure could be allowed: The teacher introduces a topic or a problem/question to the class. S/he asks members of the class/group for their ideas, solutions or comments on the issue. The class/group responds with whatever comes to the mind. All responses … More Religious Education: What is the procedure for brainstorming in the teaching of Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3 a viii). State the considerations that ought to be put in place in the organization of group work Organization of group work It is important for group work to be organized properly. This organizational process can be considered at three levels: before, during and after the group work. Before group work; one … More Religious Education: What are the considerations that ought to be put in place in the organization of group work?
CHAPTER THREE 3a ix). Examine Brainstorming as a method of teaching Brainstorming It is a technique of generating ideas from the learners. It involves posing a question or challenge to the learners and either the teacher or leader of the group-taking note of all the possible answers/responses before discussing and evaluating them. The ideas … More Religious Education: Can you explain the relevance of brainstorming as a method of teaching.
CHAPTER THREE 3b i).Project method A project method has been defined by Callahan and Clark (1990) as any unit of activity, individual or group, involving the investigation and solution of problems that is planned and carried to conclusion by a student or students under the guidance of the teacher. It focuses on the need … More Religious Education: What is the procedure for brainstorming in the teaching of Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3b ii).Identify the criteria for a good project Criteria for a good project Relevancy: It should be relevant to the C.R.E/Islamic syllabus. Usefulness: Its worthiness to religious knowledge, values, attitudes and skills to be transmitted. Economical: In terms of time, effort, cost and availability of resources needed for its implementation. Suitable and Challenging: … More Religious Education: What is the criteria for a good project?
CHAPTER THREE 3b iii).Identify the guidelines for preparation for a good project Preparation for a project In planning to use a project approach to teaching and learning the following guidelines would be useful: The teacher should identify a project to work on, which is interdisciplinary in nature and relevant to the instructional objectives and … More Religious Education: What are the guidelines for preparation for a good project?
CHAPTER THREE 3b iv).Examine the relevance of field trips. Field trips Field trips also known as religious visits are related to project method in that a project can take the form of a trip to an area/a village where the project is being conducted. It calls for a visit to an area of religious value … More Religious Education:What is the relevance of field trips in the teaching of Religious Education and which places can a teacher take students for religious education?
CHAPTER THREE 3b v). Explain the considerations and preparations a teacher of religious education has to make for a field trip. Consideration for a trip The educational goal for the trip. The suitability of field trips. The time required. The cost involved in terms of transport, food, out of pocket etc. Preparation for the trip … More Religious Education: What are the considerations and preparations a teacher of religious education has to make for a field trip?
CHAPTER THREE 3b vi). State the importance role playing in Religious Education. Importance of role playing in R.E The participants and audience are able to see a situation through other people’s point of view. In other words they will be able to conceptualise the dangers of irresponsible sexual behaviour through those people who are affected … More Religious Education: What is the importance of role playing in the teaching of Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3b vii). State the step by step organization of role playing in Religious Education. Organization of role play Select a topic in a C.R.E or I.R.E syllabus, which the class understands very well. Specify the purpose for role playing e.g. is it to highlight the prize of unfaithfulness/irresponsible behaviour. Explain areas of … More Religious Education: What is the organization of role playing in the teaching of Religious Education?
CHAPTER THREE 3b viii). Explain the limitations of role playing Limitations of role playing It is time consuming. It is not realistic enough and as such it can lead to misconceptions. Sometimes the learners take it as a form of entertainment and as a result they lose its meaning. Some students do not like playing … More Religious Education: What are the limitations of role playing in the teaching of Religious Education?