Critical Thinking in Self-Directed Study with EmoEles: A Pedagogical Perspective

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This professional development training introduced by Cledor Education consists of a series of four (4) courses or modules.

The objective of this series of courses is to provide participants with the knowledge of current and emerging developments in self-directed study, pedagogy, and reflective practice, and how these impact learning and achievement. The modules will equip participants with the skills to integrate EmoEles, a self-directed learning tool, as a pedagogy option that promotes self-directed study and reflection in teaching and learning. The pedagogic approach of this training is based on interactive and experiential learning, whereby the participants will actively learn by interacting among themselves and with facilitators through multiple discussion boards before, during, and after the sessions; and use a hands-on approach to learning that goes beyond the day of training; informed by their pre and post-training knowledge, experience, and reflections. These are aimed at shaping and sharpening the knowledge, competencies, and practice of participants in their profession, and enhancing their skill in the subject matter.

Participants will accumulate hands-on learning through a series of activities including discussion boards, live online seminars, video demonstrations, case studies, project reports, and presentations. Live online sessions will be delivered over a one and half to two and half-hour duration for each training module in the series during which participants will acquire insights that they can actively apply to their schools, classrooms, and personal development after the course.

The training will focus on functional outcomes for teachers such as being able to; (i) equip and systematically supervise their students to apply critical thinking in their self-directed study of any standard textbook or learning medium e.g. helping students apply the EmoEles self-directed learning system as a means to discourage their tendencies to use rote methods in the learning of their subjects; (ii) use EmoEles as a time-saving learner-centered pedagogy option e.g. equip students to use the EmoEles self-directed learning system to self-study their topics ahead of their class lessons and share their learning during the class while the teacher relates as a guide and facilitator; (iii) use EmoEles as a reflection tool e.g. apply their understanding of the EmoEles learning system in reflecting upon experiences, tasks, and shortcomings in a lesson, or equip students to be using their EmoEles study-notebooks as media for also writing reflective logs about their self-directed study.

The methods of assessment will, among others, emphasize participants’ hands-on application of what they have learned to improve teaching and learning in their schools and classrooms.

The four (4) courses in this training are structured as follows:

  1. How to Stimulate Critical Thinking in Self-directed Study with EmoEles: A Pedagogical Perspective.
  2. Memory & Recall/Mnemonic Devices in Teaching and Learning: Advancing Creativity, Memory, and Self-directed Learning.
  3. How to Equip Students with Practical Time Management Skills for Self-directed Learning – A Must-have for Student Cooperation in School and at Home.
  4. Writing Reflective Logs with EmoEles.


Critical thinking in self-directed study with EmoEles: A pedagogical perspective

This professional development module is the first of a series of courses introduced by Cledor Education, titled Innovations in Pedagogy, Self-Directed Study, and Reflective Practice. All teachers are encouraged to register for courses in accordance with the order prescribed in the series since each additional course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired from the preceding one.


This course will equip participants to use EmoEles as a pedagogy option that stimulates critical thinking and promotes self-directed study and learning.


By the end of this course, participants will:

  1. Understand how EmoEles stimulates critical thinking and discuss how it may be used as a pedagogy option in their classrooms
  2. Practice applying EmoEles in self-directed study
  3. Practice EmoEles as a pedagogy option

Course Certification

Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement issued in electronic format.


  1. Introduction to EmoEles
  2. Critical Thinking in Self-directed Study with EmoEles
  3. Types and Methods of Study
  4. Supervision of Self-directed Study with EmoEles
  5. Pedagogic Applications
  6. Summative Assessments
  7. Certification


Course format: Online/Internet-based, Self-paced, Instructor-led

Language: English ‎(en)‎

Time required: Maximum of 2 hours in one day for live discussions

Dates, Time, and Selected Districts:

Participating districts are categorized into 4 groups namely A, B, C, and D.

Group A:              La-Nkwantanang, Adenta, Ashaiman, Sekyere South, Savelugu, Others

Group B:              Ningo Prampram, La-Dade kotopon, Ga Central, Ga West, Ada East, Others

Group C:              Accra Metro, Kpone Katamanso, Ga South, Shai Osudoku, Others

Group D:              Tema Metro, Ledzokuku Krowor, Ada West, Ga East, Others

 Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Module 1Thursday, June 3Tuesday, June 8Thursday, June 10Tuesday, June 15
Module 2Thursday, June 17Tuesday, June 22Thursday, June 24Tuesday, June 29
Module 3Thursday, July 1Tuesday, July 6Thursday, July 8Tuesday, July 13
Module 4Thursday, July 15Thursday, July 22Tuesday, July 27Thursday, July 29


  • Live sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.
  • Where registrations exceed available spaces for a live event, some districts will be rescheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.
  • Live sessions will be held after school on the indicated dates, from 3 pm.

Course access: Reviewed by NTC and approved for teacher registration

Target Group: Teachers in all ranks, education/non-teaching staff

Method of recording and keeping attendance: Teacher’s INSET Logbook, NTC’s digital register for teachers, Cledor Education’s attendance register

Intended mechanism for monitoring attendance and active participation (per hour or per session) for the duration of the activity: Periodic recording of participant list; use of interactive learning; use of LMS, periodic formative activities, others are: Attendance register, Q&A, and group activities.

Method to be used for obtaining feedback or evaluation of the program:

  1. Formative and summative assessment of participants
  2. Questionnaires/Feedback forms
  3. Video testimonials

CPD Points to be Awarded: Maximum of 2 credit points for this online training where the attendee meets the course requirements.

List of references for participants to consult ahead of training:

  • Updates will be available on discussion boards

Please note that there is a live Q&A session with the course facilitator.

Facilitator Information

Name: Francis Mensah-Okyere

Position: CEO, Cledor Ltd.; Creator, EmoEles

Telephone: 024 931 4836

Email: [email protected]

IPR Notice:

This training program/course content is heavily discounted and intended only for your personal and/or direct classroom application. Reselling without the written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.

No part of the EmoEles program is to be reproduced by any means. EmoEles, including related creations, is not licensed for any third-party commercial business activity, non-profit business activity, or revenue-generating business activity, except for the use as described in the preceding paragraph.

Please proceed to participate in this training only if you agree.

(c) Cledor Ltd.