AAU Talks: Opening Ceremony of the PedaL & MRPP Week- part 1
Themed ‘Pedagogy on the Move: Our Journeys’; the joint event was hosted by PASGR and its partners in the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa project as well as the collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme. It was held at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya on June 24 – 28, 2019 and marked by a series of activities: from a one day conference with a watershed keynote address; to two days of documenting and sharing pedagogical journeys; and, a standalone Trainer of Trainers’ programme for resource persons.
It was an opportunity for an estimated 170 participants to interact and exchange perspectives on emerging outcomes of pedagogical innovations. These included: government officials, education policy actors drawn from various national and regional organizations; university leaders and managers; research organizations; university teaching staff and students; the media; resource persons; and, PASGR staff.
Pivotal in the event were teaching staff who have been trained in PedaL pedagogy and translated the newly acquired skills into practice over a period of one year. The teachers shared their experiences as well as lessons learnt. The objective was to inspire exchanges; promote opportunities for leveraging, adapting, testing, and sharing available resources, knowledge, and technology to enhance and broaden best practices in teaching and learning in African universities.