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 […]

Deliver e-learning from primary school

This past week the release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results marked the end of the 2020 education cycle. Not fully true though since there are children back to school to complete their third term. For tests, the next milestone will be the 2021 exams scheduled for March next year. The […]

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 […]

My Stewardship as Vice-Chancellor (2015- 2020): PedaL Recognition

The PedaL project is a platform to revolutionize the teaching narrative by updating the pedagogical skills of African university teachers. The PedaL integrated model comprises six major components, namely, pedagogical strategies, educational foundations, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, curriculum and learning design, pedagogical leadership practice, and assessment. PASGR targets creating a vibrant African social science community […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tools to Transform the Teaching and Learning Experience

The need for university lecturers to possess the pedagogical skills that can empower students to acquire 21st century skills and take responsibility for their learning in a process of co-construction of knowledge was highlighted at the opening plenary session of the Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) West African hub training which took place […]

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 […]