Determinants of Curriculum Development; Stakeholders Involved.

Emmanuel Odoom Over the last two centuries, formalized education has become indispensable to society. No more is learning at the ‘Mother’s knee’ or apprenticeship in the father’s trade deemed sufficient. The school has to hand down certain skills to all children. Over and above this, modem society placed many of the responsibilities, previously dealt with…

Sir Cobby sets another Remarkable Record as a Student Leader.

Over the past few years Festus Cobena Ainoo affectionately known as Sir Cobby has done remarkable things in the realms of leadership. Having been admitted to the University of the People, Festus applied for the Global Students Ambassadorial position representing the University of the People globally. He started as a Junior Ambassador when accepted into…

EPISTLE TO 21ST CENTURY YOUTHS

A fool disrespects his father’s discipline, but a shrewd person accepts correction. – Proverb 15: 5 NWT We are decades into the 21st Century, yet we just crossed into the year 2021. 2020 has been a rollercoaster. As Albert Einstein said, we can’t be doing the same old stuff and expect different results. He thinks…

Emmanuel Odoom- Nuelly

Emmanuel Odoom, popularly called Nuelly. A student at the University of Cape Coast and University of the People reading Bachelor’s Degree in Education (ARTS- History & Religion and Human Values) and an Associate Degree in Business Administration respectively.As a student with much interest in leadership, creativity, writing, and entrepreneurship. Emmanuel has served in many leadership…

Ancient Ghana Empire; The Founding.

The Ancient Ghana empire was the first of the empires that emerged in Western Sudan and were among the most popular states in the region. The Empire of Ghana was located in Western Africa in what is today the countries of Mauritania, Senegal, and Mali. The area is situated just south of the Sahara Desert…

PHENOMENOLOGY OF RELIGION; Epoche and Eidetic Vision

Emmanuel OdoomApproaches to The Study ofReligionshttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emmanuel_Odoom5 In the study of religions, there have been numerous theories that have been propounded and by different scholars with different backgrounds. Some of these theories or approaches include historical, psychological, sociological, phenomenological methods, philosophical and anthropological approaches. One of the most popular and widely used by scholars is the…

New Relationship #1: The Dos

Do Add Variety to Your Dates According to Dr. Campbell, mixing things up early on is a great idea. Instead of the usual Netflix-and-chill scenario, she suggests taking morning walks together, scheduling lunch dates, and enjoying the company of friends and colleagues. “It can be illuminating to see your partner navigate different situations and relationships,”…

MESOAMERICA; Maya Writing System And Astronomy

For every civilization, one important aspect of it is how things, events, or activities were recorded for the purpose of future reference. It is noted by some scholars like Sharer that record keeping among the Maya was very essential to the people. By taking records of the rainy and dry season, they were able to…

MESOAMERICA; Maya Human Sacrifice

Many other glyphs apart from the Popol Vuh have been found and deciphered. Yaxchilan, connects the notion of beheading to that of “awakening” or creation. Maya human sacrifices 7 cycle. The Mayan sacrifices also are connected to the idea of rebirth and creation. They offered sacrifices as a means of proving to their deities that they are worthy…

MESOPOTEMIA CIVILIZATION; The Epic of Gilgamesh

John Carey  The oldest surviving literary work is The Epic of Gilgamesh. It was composed nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia (roughly equivalent to where Iraq and eastern Syria are now). No one knows who wrote it, or why, or what readership or audience it was intended for. It is preserved on clay tablets in…

MESOAMERICA; MAYAN MYTHOLOGY- The Creation Story.

The creation story of the Maya and the Twin Heroes (Hunaphu and Xbalanque) can be found in the “Popol Vuh” which preserved by the royal lineages that had ruled the highlands of present-day Guatemala. The book was preserved during the influx of the Spaniards on the Mayan lands. The Book “Popol Vuh” means “Book of the Community” or C In the…

JOHN ADAMS AND HIS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

John Adams, a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims was born in Braintree (present-day Quincy), Massachusetts, on October 30, 1735. He was born to John and Susanna Boylston Adams. Adams started his career as a lawyer after he completed Harvard University in 1755. This intelligent young man became a critic of Great Britain’s authority in colonial America…

I have learned…

I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.I’ve learned- that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.I’ve learned- that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.I’ve…

MESOAMERICA: THE MAYAN CIVILIZATION- An Introduction

The Mayans by 1500 BCE had settled in villages and had developed agricultural activities that was mainly based on the cultivation of crops such as beans, maize (corn), and squash. Cassava cultivation was around 600 CE. A journal of archaeological science shows that maize was a complement to beans, cassava (manioc), and squash that were…

Old Testament History; Red Sea Never Existed.

The Scriptures of the Christians presupposes that Moses and His people walked through a sea called The Red Sea which was said to have been divided into two with dry land in between.(Exodus 14: 19-23). But in reality, there is nothing like a Red sea as mentioned in the Christian Scriptures. In the first the…

THE TEACHER, A DETERMINANT OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

The word curriculum is defined from the Latin word “currere” which means ‘run’ and it also signifies a run-away or a course which one runs to reach a goal. A Curriculum can be defined as a structured or unstructured learning experiences that are aimed at developing learners in a holistic approach. That is, the curriculum…

Festus Cobena Ainoo affectionately Sir Cobby Bagged 3 nominations at this year’s Youth Awards Ghana, YAG2020

Festus Cobena Ainoo, a student activist, blogger, content writer, teacher, counselor and an international diplomat has been nominated in one of Ghana’s best awarding organization (Youth Awards Ghana ’20) which seeks to appreciate and encourage Ghanaian youths who are working tirelessly making positive impact on their societies and the nation as a whole. Festus has been nominated in…

MESOAMERICA; THE OLMEC CIVILIZATION- A concise note. Emmanuel Odoom

The term Mesoamerica was derived from the Greek which means “Middle America”. It refers to the geographical area which extends its boundaries from Central Mexico through Central America including present-day territories or countries like Honduras, Belize, El Salvador and Guatemala. It is partially seen in North America but mainly encircles or encompasses a larger portion…

Thinking “Out of the Box”

Many hundreds of years ago in a small Italian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to the moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the merchant’s beautiful daughter so he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the merchant’s debt if he could marry the…

POSITIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS- Emmanuel Odoom

Problem-solving skills are very essential as far as being as well-being and daily life activities are concerned. But what makes a good problem solver is being positive. Apart from being positive which is very crucial, there are other ways of becoming a good problem solver. Expect and accept the unexpected:  In our daily life activities,…

Face Difficulties Positively

This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule but decided that neither the mule nor the well was…

Religions: Origins of Christianity- Emmanuel Odoom

Christianity and its history have been marked with Jesus Christ and His apostles. Its basis is formed upon the birth, life activities, teachings, death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After the death of Jesus, Christianity is believed to have spread across nations. Its spread to the Roman Empire, and became the state religion in…

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING #2; making your learning effective- Emmanuel Odoom

Self-directed learning can also mean taking command over the kind of knowledge which one wants to acquire and the processes involved. Here, the student strives to achieve something for himself and that he learns actively by taking notes, reading other articles, and searching the net for information. Interestingly, people or students who do not depend…

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING #1; Characteristics of the learner. – Emmanuel Odoom

Most often, as students, we mostly get interested in whatever our instructors or teachers transmit to us but never bother to work for more information to complement what is taught in the classroom. Sometimes, when handouts, textbooks are not given, then dependency for academic success is solely on the instructor or teacher, but that should…

Education 4 All

Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group….

CALENDARS

…2020 is acknowledged to most people around the world as the new year. Nevertheless, we could be in another year on other existing calendars. Other calendars may also have different dates for the new year. One can only wonder how many calendars are in use. Many historians and students who do historical research would have…

Nuelly Quotes #0002

Sometimes we do not love for who they’re, but for who they can be to & with us…. Emmanuel Odoom_ •|Nuelly|•