Education
Technology


In 1916 the American philosopher John Dewey wrote "if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow". A century on, technology is profoundly affecting the way that young people are able to access and process information and we are working with technology experts, instructional designers and academics across the world to enable teachers to take advantage of these changes to enhance their own and their students’ learning.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)

The Trust creates and delivers MOOCs in partnership with the education platform, Coursera®. Foundations of Teaching for Learning is a comprehensive foundation level teacher training programme primarily for people who are teaching but who have had little or no formal training as a teacher. Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest is designed for aspiring authors who would like to write for children.

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Edubag - Cloud-based Integrated Management Information System and Learning Platform

Developed in partnership with Globals Inc, a Commonwealth Education Trust associate company based in Bangalore, India, Edubag® is being piloted in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

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Technology Enabled Schools

Summit Education, a Commonwealth Education Trust enterprise in Cape Town, SA has opened two affordable independent secondary schools in Cape Town. Summit House Schools are using technology to support their teachers and enhance their students’ learning.

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Research

The role of ICT in East African schools and teacher education

This programme was a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the University of Calgary and the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A new Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Centre has been set up at the Institute of Educational Development and the Faculty’s capacity for integrating ICT into teaching and learning has increased through an extensive programme of supported and sustained professional development.

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UNISA Advanced Diplomas in Education

This is a joint teacher education project between UNISA (University of South Africa) and the University of Cambridge to develop 'Advanced Diplomas in Education' in mathematics, science, ICT integration within education and inclusive education.

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Introducing digital Open Educational Resources into Zambian primary schools through school-based professional development

This project was a partnership between the University of Cambridge and institutions in Zambia. It worked with stakeholders from various sectors as a basis for developing methodologies that promise lasting transformation in Zambian primary education. Key outputs include models for Open Educational Resource adoption in poorly resourced educational systems, and guidance on implementing better learning environments.

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Resources

Consulting Pupils Toolkit

A Toolkit for consulting pupils that can be used to inform curriculum development was developed as part of the Centre for Commonwealth Education African Sexual Knowledge and HIV/AIDS project.

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Introduction to interactive teaching and the use of ICT

A professional learning resource for teachers, focussing on interactive teaching and learning - with and without ICT. A key element of this resource is the use of unique video clips illustrating interactive practice (produced in Zambian and South African primary classroom contexts) as a stimulus for discussion.

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