NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14–16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 EXAMINATION
COURSE CODE: EDU 712
COURSE TITLE: PROFESSIONALISM IN TEACHING
INSTRUCTION: ANSWER QUESTION ONE AND ANY OTHER THREE. TIME ALLOWED: 2 HOURS
Q1. (a). Using the definition and characteristics of a profession, do you think that teaching is a profession? (14 marks).
(b). The NPF has a statement that “all teachers in our educational institutions, from pre- primary to university will be professionally trained… How are Nigerian professional teachers trained?(8 marks).
©. Distinguish between pre- service training of teachers and in- service training of the teachers. (3 marks).
Q2. Teachers have been classified into many groups according to how they care about their work and the students they teach. What are the most common groups and their characteristics? (15 marks).
Q3. There is a saying that to improve the society, you must improve the school, to improve the school, you must improve the teacher. What are the qualities and more concrete and practical qualities of an improved teacher? (15 marks).
Q4. Why is the teacher’ status regarded as low despite the fact that teaching profession was of
(b). Suggest some remedies. (15 marks).
Q5. (a). What are the aims and objectives of the NUT? (5marks).
(b). What are the aims and objectives of forming PTA in schools? (5marks).
(c). Education is the responsibility of the community, the state and the nation. Therefore the formation of PTA should cut across the various sections of the society. In which levels are PTAs formed? (5 marks).