UBC Professor works with AKU colleagues to make change in East African Classrooms

Source: University of British Columbia, By Jill Dickau
UBC Professor works with AKU colleagues to make change in East African Classrooms

A UBC researcher has recently returned from Africa as a continuation of her eight-year project with colleagues at Aga Khan University that encourages teachers and students to think outside the box when it comes to traditional learning techniques.

Susan Crichton, Director of the Faculty of Education and Innovative Learning Centre, spent two weeks last month in Tanzania to observe the effects of the Toolkit for Challenging Contexts: Taking Making into Schools that she, along with colleague Dr. Lilian Vikiru, introduced in 2015 as part of a research grant from the Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants program. The Maker tool kit is a resource in both English and Kiswahili that encourages design thinking and making —a method of problem-solving that allows teachers and students to approach problems through their human-centred design and exploration.

Read more – Dated: October 24, 2016


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