Realising the potential of Africa’s young people requires a step change in teaching and learning within Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This working paper describes how putting teachers at the centre of the change process, offers the possibility for real transformation.
How the approach to delivering critical thinking training in Sierra Leone's higher education has been adapted, firstly in response to initial identification of challenges and again as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.
A framework and approach to supporting gender responsive pedagogy within higher education institutions in low-resource or low-infrastructure environments, enabling both lecturers and their students to become gender-responsive professionals.
In the first half of 2020, during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, INASP launched two adaptions of our online critical thinking course – a self-paced tutorial and a light-touch facilitated course. This paper discusses and compares their responses and engagement.
Technology-enhanced learning approaches can improve the reach and scale of capacity development interventions to support research and higher education. We reviewed learner feedback from INASP’s own TEL work alongside published literature on learner context in Ethiopia and Uganda.
A skills matrix, developed from a literature review of desired graduate skills, is being used in helping university teaching staff design courses that help students develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need
Significant change often seems hard to achieve in higher education but the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa partnership of East African organizations has had some real successes. Jon Harle reflects on the key elements of the partnership.
This concept note outlines INASP's thinking on why we need strong and equitable national knowledge ecosystems, where diverse voices are recognized and those who commission, produce, communicate and use research and knowledge can work effectively together.
In October and November 2018, INASP, in conjunction with local partners, facilitated dialogue events in Uganda and Ethiopia to consider issues of equity in research and knowledge systems within the two countries and in the broader regional and global contexts.