The primary objective of this presentation is to demystify the notion around the teaching of science, more particularly in less endowed pre-tertiary institutions.
Psychological frameworks underlining the teaching of science will be assessed to enhance meaningful appreciation of the topic in retrospect.
The presentation will largely focus on the use of Inquiry-Based Learning as opposed to the other pedagogical approaches often used by teachers.
The processes of Inquiry Based Learning which includes Asking, Investigating, Creating, Discussing and Reflecting on concepts are crucial in demystifying the teaching of science in our schools.
The Inquiry Based Learning allows learners to be more engaged with the subject thereby making learning relevant to their own needs, thus being enthusiastic and ready to learn.
Richard Hoenyefia Boni is an Assistant Director I in the Ghana Education Service and Head of Science Department of Baidoo Bonsoe Senior High Technical School, a community based Senior High School in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region of Ghana.
He is a former Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST), from 2010-2015.
He was adjudged the 2012 Western Regional Best Teacher in Science category and subsequently nominated for the National Best Teacher Award Scheme.
He is an intrinsically motivated teacher and a Resource Person for the Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, and the Ghana Association of Science Teachers, GAST.
His aim is to share experience gathered in the last two decades, teaching in rural communities, and also to tap into the teaching and research experiences from other seasoned educationists from other part of the world.
He is incredibly proud of this rare opportunity and it is his ultimate expectation that his skills in teaching would be enhanced after the forum.