SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATIONIST ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (SOSAN)
MOTTO: “EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP AND SERVICE”
37TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
VIRTUAL PAPER PRESENTATION IS ALLOWED
THEME: NEW VISION FOR SOCIAL STUDIES: PREPARING TODAY’S LEARNERS FOR NEW CHALLENGES
Historically, Social studies evolved as a problem –solving subject. That may be why every trending issue becomes a subject of discourse in the social studies curriculum. In recent times in Nigeria and around the world as well. Several subject are contending with the existence of Social Studies to the extent that even the component parts of Social Studies have become not only sub-themes of a new compound subject examined at the completion of the Senior Secondary School education. While there are agitations that the current trends contradict the initial objectives for purposeful and holistic citizenship education, there appears to be the need to properly reform Social Studies (which is an integrated subject meant to produce citizens that can think holistically around several integrated social problems and to also be able to creatively proffer solutions to the problems) in order to regain its status as a global problem solving subject for today and for tomorrow.
In this regard, there is the need to explore new areas of learning which can be harnessed for infusion into either existing themes or be taken as replacement for other existing themes: all in the bid to produce citizens about whom the central objectives of Social Studies could be claimed to have been achieved.
Some of the new visions that are needed to confront the challenges of the contemporary world and issues around the learners of various categories in the respective schools who are supposed to be the target audience of this new vision are to be discussed in this conference.
INFORMATION TO AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Social Studies experts and curriculum builders/developers’ across all levels of Education in Nigeria and abroad are to submit Abstracts of less or equal to 200 words to this designated email addresses: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org latest by June 6th, 2021. Full paper is expected to be submitted latest by July 6th, 2021. Authors should limit the length of their papers to a maximum of 12 pages in double line spacing of the times
Date: 16th - 20th August 2021
Venue: Twin Theater I permanent site, University of Jos, Jos.
Monday 16th August 2021: Arrival of Participants
Tuesday 17th August 2021: Opening Ceremony/Keynote Address
Wednesday 18th August 2021: Second Plenary Session
Thursday 19th August 2021: Third Plenary Session/ A.G.M
Friday 20th August 2021: Departure
Accommodation spaces are available @ the “Hotels around the conference venue at affordable prices.
Attendance fee: Students Registration:
Bank: United Bank of Africa
Account type: Current
Account Name: Social Studies Educationist Association of Nigeria
Account Number: 1018016834
Confronting Emerging Global and National Challenges: The Vision and Mission for Learners’ Empowerment through Social Studies.
Prof. Danladi Atu, Secretary to the State Government (S.S.G), Plateau State.
Social Studies for a new Nigeria- The need for a collective refraction
Prof. Williams P. Akpochafo, Department of Social Science Education, Delta State University, Abraka.
Vision for a New Social Studies: Using the appropriate Lenses.
Dr. M.B Lawal, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos.
LOC CHARIMAN: Dr. Ruth R. A. Irmiya, Department of Social Studies Education , University of Jos, Jos. 09033332697, email@example.com
LOC Secretary: Ruth J. Umaru, Department of Social Science Education, University of Jos, Jos. 08038343308, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Supervisor: Dr, Dauda A, Ariya, Department of Social Science Education, University of Jos.
National Secretary: Dr. M. O. Omiyefa, 08030699630 email@example.com
Host: Prof Joseph M. Musa Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Jos
Chief Host: Prof Sabastine Maimako, Vice Chancellor.