Generosity and Collegiality as Institutions Embrace Blended Learning
African universities have been faced with challenges of insufficient funding, which have been jeopardising critical programmes, especially in research and innovation. The spread of COVID-19 and its economic impacts have worsened the situation, leading to massive budget cuts from governments and international donors. For instance, the announcement by UK Research and Innovation to cut budgets […]
Eyes on PedaL Online as academics aim to bring out the best in their students in 2021
African academics will need to embrace blended and online teaching in their quest to transform pedagogy so as to meet the expectations of students and enhance the quality of teaching and learning, according to experts and key African higher education stakeholders. The community of educators and leaders are drawn from 29 public and private universities […]
Academics empowered for challenges in 2021
Hundreds of academics at 28 universities across the African continent are facing online teaching and learning in 2021 head-on, thanks to a training initiative preparing them for the challenges of the year ahead. When COVID-19 hit the world in 2020, higher education in many African universities was in chaos. Some institutions closed, and others were […]
Applying sound pedagogy to online teaching and learning
As online and blended teaching and learning become part of the new normal, the need for specialist training of academic staff is being realised. Last month, a three-week course designed by the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and intended to teach lecturers how to design, prepare and assess online courses, attracted 100 […]
Teaching from the Heart for the Heart!
This message reverberated among teaching staff of the University of Dar es Salaam as PedaL pitched camp at the University for six days in the new year; from 20-25 January 2020. PedaL is a training programme that introduces intentional and integrated interventions in design, context, processes and content of teaching and learning aimed at maximizing learning outcomes among students. […]
Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) Moi University Training Workshop
The training workshop was organized collaboratively by Moi University, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and the entire partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL). It was held in Eldoret, Kenya on November 11-15, 2019. Besides Moi University, the workshop trained over 150 participants from several Universities and University Colleges in Kenya.
How could the learning and teaching experience transformed?
The requirement for college speakers to have the academic aptitudes that can engage understudies to procure 21st century abilities and assume liability for their learning in a procedure of co-development of information was featured at the opening whole session of the Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) West African center point preparing which occurred […]
Egerton University PedaL Hub Training
The training will be held in Nakuru, Kenya on September 11-19, 2019. It will be hosted collaboratively by Egerton University, PASGR and the entire partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL). The workshop will bring together an estimated 170 participants including national level policy actors, university leadership, the Education Management Society of Kenya (comprises a […]
High-Level Poverty Killing Education In Africa — UNILORIN VC
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Professor Sulyman Age Abulkareem, has said the high level of poverty in Africa is the biggest disadvantage to advancing higher education. He noted that: “We definitely have never had the adequate tools to do the right type of teaching and learning at the university level.” Professor Abulkareem said this at […]