Audio-visual to textual account of the child nurturing and education practices of Mrs Janet Okocha
Dr. Christopher Agwu
This study analysed the customary child nurturing and education system as practiced in the Ik were ethnic nation of Nigeria by Mrs Janet Okocha. The researcher adopted the ethnographic approach by generating a decade of video data captured during story based songs and dance oriented child education moments of Mrs Janet Okocha while living her normal life. An analysis of the video data indicates an emphasis on emotional facilitation of learning as well as the constructivist approach. This is evidenced in the use of songs that convey the content of the lesson as well as artistic dance steps and gestures that make the lesson memorable while retaining the attention of the learners. It is recommended that worthy traditional values and child nurturing practices be revived and integrated into the Nigerian educational system.