For effective change, all stakeholders need to recognize the importance of critical thinking

For effective change, all stakeholders need to recognize the importance of critical thinking

Dr Kendi Muchungi discusses the importance of iterative approaches and gaining high-level buy-in to new pedagogical approaches in East African universities.

Jennifer Sesabo.

East African context is important for appropriate higher-education frameworks in the region

Dr. Jennifer Sesabo of Mzumbe University in Tanzania shares her experiences from working on quality assurance initiatives across East Africa and the importance of understanding and addressing local contexts for effective and sustainable projects. Contextual understanding across four institutions in Uganda and Tanzania also underpins the TESCEA approach to ensure that changes to curricula and pedagogical approaches are appropriate and help enable students to leave university with the skills needed for the workplace and wider society.

Harriet Mutonyi of Uganda Martyrs University.

University courses should support critical thinking skills to help address national needs

The TESCEA partnership is helping young people in higher education in east Africa develop the critical skills they need for employability and positive contributions to wider society. Harriet Mutonyi of Uganda Martyrs University shares some of the challenges that the project is hoping to address.

Discussions in Bangladesh.

Towards an equitable research system for Bangladesh

In October and November 2018, INASP and national partners organized a series of dialogues in Africa and Asia to explore how national research systems could be made more equitable by overcoming prevailing challenges. In this post, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah writes about recent work in Bangladesh to develop a shared vision for the country’s research system.

Bangladesh dialogue event.

Stakeholders from across research system agree bold vision for research excellence in Bangladesh

Representatives from across the research and knowledge system in Bangladesh gathered earlier this month in Dhaka to develop a vision for a more equitable research system within the country and for a stronger role in the global research landscape.

Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.

What is needed for an equitable research system in Ethiopia

Dialogue event in Ethiopia next week will bring together members of national research institutions, policy institutions and government within Ethiopia to explore approaches to enable an equitable research system in the country.

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