KIX Africa 19 Hub hosting Six Community of Practice Sessions in Foundations of Educational Quality

13 July 2021
KIX Africa19 Hub hosting Six Community of Practice Sessions in Foundations of Educational Quality
Credit: Gabriel Mekbib/UNESCO IICBA

The KIX Africa 19 hub is hosting a series of virtual community of practice sessions entitled, Foundations of Educational Quality: Strengthening Our Practices and Systems for Learner-Centered Education.

 

The majority of member states in the KIX Africa 19 hub member have requested ministerial capacity strengthening in learner-centered pedagogy and formative and summative assessment practices to increase student motivation and learning outcomes. Poor instructional leadership and teachers support, low quality of educational materials, low student motivation, and low teacher competence were cited as the most vexing realities in their contexts.

 

In response, the KIX Africa 19 Hub has organized a community of practice in the Foundations of Educational Quality to bring together project leaders, innovators, researchers, and policy actors within ministries to exchange their lessons, evidence, good practices, case studies, and innovations to inform and influence policymaking for primary and secondary education. Priority areas include: The realities of implementing competency-based curriculum and 21st century skill development, scaling the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach; and innovative approaches to teacher professional development.

 

The workshops will be interactive, led by regional experts, and will encourage country representatives to network and learn from each other. See below for community of practice thematic areas:

 

July 1: Strategic planning, designing, and developing of competency-based education and curriculum review and reform

 

July 8: Teacher professional development for competency-based education

 

July 15: Competency-based assessment

 

July 22: Monitoring and evaluating competency-based learning

 

July 29: Qualities and practices of and evidence on education systems which develop 21st century skills

 

August 5: Regional projects as case studies on stakeholder engagement and scaling of innovations in teaching and learning

KIX Africa 19
Credit: Gabriel Mekbib/UNESCO IICBA