This innovative course looks at how teacher educators can help teachers to use ICT to support learning and develop new teaching and learning approaches that are 21st century-relevant.
The course centres around the award-winning course Making teacher education relevant for 21st century Africa, which was developed by The Open University, UK as part of the TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa) programme. It includes live events such as webinars and other supplementary community activity facilitated by:
Dr Kris Stutchbury, TESSA Academic Director at The Open University, UK
Professor Nebath Tanglang, Director, African Council for Distance Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ACDE-QAAA)
What you will learn
You’ll explore how to teach active learning and teaching, and how to use ICT to support learning and using OER (open education resources) effectively. This practice-focused course models high-quality teacher education.
The activities you will undertake are largely experiential, productive and communicative. You’ll be introduced to a range of open educational resources (OER). These include the TESSA library, which supports teachers and teacher educators who want to implement the sort of teaching approaches highlighted in new school curricula all over Africa. Teachers are expected to change their approach to deliver new curricula; this course will help teachers educators to do so as well so they can provide world-class teacher education
Who the programme is for
This programme is for all lecturers, teacher educators and heads of education, including those responsible for professional development and school-based CPD of teachers.
You can earn a free Statement of Participation by completing all the Core content activities in the study schedule. These include:
completing the online course Making teacher education relevant for 21st century Africa, and
- engaging with at least three Core content webinars.
How to get started
Click on the 'Course content' tab above to access the programme schedule, engage with the activities and record your progress towards your free certificate.