This course facilitates an interaction with student teachers on the population trends in Ghana and the consequences for economic development. It focuses on how to deal with issues of urbanisation, world of work issues and challenges for job creation in Ghana. The discussion on economic development in Ghana examines the economic activities and how they contribute to improving the economy. The population aspects of the course tackle the effects of migration, both internal and external as well as how they influence the population imbalance in the country including their ramifications for the economy.
Student teachers are expected to use the knowledge and understanding to prepare lesson notes and assess learner’s appreciation of how to apply core competencies and values in reflecting on the right response to population and economic issues, using balanced and evidence informed solutions that inspire the right development actions to address the problem. Student teachers are expected to make gender roles visible in the curriculum.
The course will be taught using a variety of pedagogical techniques to facilitate knowledge and understanding of concepts. These include think-pair-share, role-play, debates, group work and shower thought. Resource persons would be invited to provide additional information on equity and inclusion.
(NTECF pg. 20-22) (NTS 1e,) (NTS 2b,d; 3e,i,j) (NTS 3e,) (NTECF pg. 45).