Event Highlights: KIX Africa 19 hub workshop on scaling innovations with Teaching at the Right Level and Worldreader Ghana

02 September 2021
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Credit: UNESCO IICBA

Every Thursday from June 24th to August 5th at 3:00 – 5:00 PM East African Time marked a unique opportunity for the KIX Africa 19 hub to interact and engage with country partners.

In the final session, Worldreader Ghana and Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) helped hub country partners explore what it takes to reach more students with best practices. On scaling successful innovations, Ashleigh Morrell of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Africa evaluated approaches to TaRL that can improve learning outcomes in Nigeria and Zambia.

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JPAL Africa’s Ashleigh Morrell describing catch up results in Zambia. Credit: Ashleigh Morrell/JPAL Africa
 

Following discussions on TaRL, Ethel Sakitey of Worldreader Ghana introduced the principles of the #GPEKIX Teacher Professional Development (TPD)@Scale approach and also introduced research on adaptation and scaling of TPD in Ghana.

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TPD@Scale approach presented by Worldreader’s Ethel Sakitey. Credit: Ethel Sakitey/World Reader Ghana
 

The session offered another chance to mobilize and exchange the hub’s collective experiences and knowledge, with Olive Mbuthia of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development appreciating the “opportunity to engage with other African countries”. Leah Msukwa from the Malawi Ministry of Education remarked she would use the knowledge gained by “...compiling a report that will be shared across the Ministry of Education directorates”.

On possible policy implications, Professor Betty Ezati of Makerere University, Uganda, stated, “As we design our teacher education curriculum, I will use the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC)”. Fellow Ugandan Caroline Kavuma of the National Institute for Teacher Education noted that Uganda can “learn in developing CBC...and TBD using the experiences of Kenya and Ghana”.

Kebba Omar, an education specialist from The Gambia, shared concluding remarks by highlighting the need to always include community participation to improve learning outcomes stating, "At the end of the day we are all working for the children."

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Credit: UNESCO IICBA
 

The sixth workshop is a part of the recently completed six-part CoP on the Foundations of Educational Qualities. To watch the full recording of the workshop, click here.

To find out more about the CoP, check out summaries for the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth workshops.

To learn more about the KIX Africa 19 Hub, follow their activities on Facebook and Twitter and stop by its digital repository.

For questions or comments about this article, please contact kixafrica19hub@gmail.com.