Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa

FutureLearn Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
The Open University
Effort
4 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
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Overview
Help African teachers use active learning and ICT in the classroom
Major changes are needed in African schools to raise achievement and cope with rapidly increasing student numbers. Learner-centred approaches, improved internet connectivity and the recent UNESCO ICT competency framework provide opportunities to do this.

This online course will help those who work with or train teachers in Africa make these changes happen. You’ll find out how to incorporate open educational resources (OERs) into teacher education, and help teachers use active learning and ICT.

This course is aimed at anyone who works with or trains pre-service or in-service teachers in Africa, including teacher educators, headteachers, education officers, lecturers, tutors, and teachers working together to provide peer-support. You’ll learn with The Open University’s TESSA network, which has provided free, digital resources to African teachers since 2008.

What topics will you cover?
  • Examine what is meant by ‘learner-centred education’;
  • Focus on the ‘how’ of active teaching and learning and learner-centred education;
  • Introduce the UNESCO ICT Competency framework for teachers, and exploring the role of teacher educators in supporting teachers to enact these practices;
  • Provide examples of classroom practice which draws on ICT to support learning;
  • Introduce OER in general and, TESSA in particular, as a way of supporting their own work and the work of pre-service and in-service teachers in developing active approaches to teaching and learning.

Taught by
Kris Stutchbury
Author
FutureLearn
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