What makes a good partnership.

Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa: the first eight months

Jon Harle reflects on what we have learnt about strengthening partnerships over the first eight months of the TESCEA project in East Africa

Transformative learning workshop, Tanzania.

Transforming teachers for transformed students

A key early part of the TESCEA project was a series of transformative learning workshops that helped teaching staff reflect on their approaches to teaching and how they can help students interact with what they are being taught.

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.

The TESCEA partners meeting in October 2017.

Getting beyond principles: partnerships are about people

Partnership is probably one of the most used – and most abused – terms in the ‘development’ world. It is also one of the core pillars of our work at INASP and something we strive to get right. In this post, Jon Harle offers his personal reflections.

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