Proverbs: an innovation in pedagogy
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This article is in the area of pedagogy. It propagates the use of proverbs in the teaching of history and explains both the advantages of the proposed method and its procedural aspects. In explaining the use of proverbs approach to teaching history, the article provides a specimen lesson plan on ‘Lozi Economic Activities’ and fully illustrates each of its stages. The author also makes it clear that the method is more suited to the junior secondary level of the Zambian Secondary School system generally and particularly to those areas or topics of the syllabus that deal with the activities of the country’s ethnic groups. The article begins by reporting that the method being propagated was successfully tried with the University of Zambia Secondary School (UNZA-Sec) class in the 1990s.
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