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1Department of Educational Communication and Technology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
2Department of Fashion Design and Textiles, Ho Technical University, Ho, Ghana
3Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Technology, Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Ghana
Creativity is very crucial in the teaching and learning of vocational skills among educational establishments throughout the world. The purpose of this study was to investigate the curriculum content and promotion of creative teaching and learning in fashion design in colleges of education in Ghana. A descriptive survey design was adopted, due to its ability to collect large quantities of data in a limited period of time. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection was used. Purposive and stratified sampling techniques were used. The total sample size of the study was 188 (165 students, 18 tutors and 5 principals). The research instruments used for data collection were questionnaires for teachers and students and an interview guide for college principals. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize, arrange and explain the participant’s biographic data and the effective characteristics of the rest of the independent variables using a frequency table, percentages, and means with their respective standard deviations. Inferential statistics involving chi-square goodness of fit was used to test the null hypotheses formulated. All hypotheses were tested at p< 0.5 alpha level of significance. Qualitative data was done under various themes. It was also found that there is statistically significant relationship between curriculum content of creative teaching and learning in fashion design. The study also found that Colleges of education also faced a lot of challenges that prevent creative teaching in fashion design. There should also be periodic capacity building workshops stakeholders including the ministry of education officials and the school management on vocational pedagogical strategies to enable the fashion design tutors to effectively transmit creativity to the students. Ministry of Education through Curriculum Research and Development Division should develop creativity policy on integration of creative teaching and learning in fashion design for college of education and ensure it is implemented.
Curriculum Content, Creative Teaching, Creative Learning
Vida Adzo Amegbanu, Shine Adzo Asimah, Joana Akweley Zanu, Johnson Kofi Kassah. (2023). Curriculum Content and Promotion of Creative Teaching and Learning in Fashion Design in Colleges of Education in Ghana. Advances, 4(3), 74-83. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.advances.20230403.11
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