Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Held July 10-12, 2013, Now Available

The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education that was held July 10-12, 2013 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya and co-sponsored by Kenyatta University and Syracuse University are now available online.

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Working with Students and Teachers at Thika School for the Blind

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On June 20, 2014, Alan Foley, Katie Nichiporuk and Joanna Masingila worked with six Form 1 (9th grade) and Form 3 (11th grade) students and eight teachers at Thika School for the Blind in Thika, Kenya. Some of us had … Continue reading

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Working With Students and Teachers at Kibos School for the Visually Impaired

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On June 17, 2014, Alan Foley, Katie Nichiporuk and Joanna Masingila worked with eight Standard 7 and Standard 8 pupils (7th and 8th graders) and three teachers at Kibos School for the Visually Impaired near Kisumu, Kenya. Some of us … Continue reading

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Monitoring and Evaluation Visit, Part 2

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As part of Teshome Alemneh and Amy Reagan’s Monitoring and Evaluation Visit for the Kenyatta University-Syracuse University partnership project, Teshome and Amy visited one of our outreach sites, Thika School for the Blind, where SU team members Alan Foley and … Continue reading

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Visits to Secondary and Primary Schools

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SU team members Marcelle Haddix (English teacher educator) and Jeff Mangram (social studies teacher educator) visited several schools during their first trip to Kenya through the Kenyatta University-Syracuse University partnership. They visited Ugweri Secondary School (a mixed day school in … Continue reading

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Monitoring and Evaluation Visit, Part 1

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Teshome Alemneh and Amy Reagan, staff members from Higher Education for Development, were with us at Kenyatta University June 11-12, 2014 for a Monitoring and Evaluation visit. Additionally, Wambui Gathenya and Winifred Adhiambo from USAID-Kenya participated in the meetings on … Continue reading

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Workshop on Active Learning Strategies, Day Three

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For the third day of the professional development workshops for teacher educators at Kenyatta University on active learning strategies, the focus was on (a) scenarios/case studies, (b) reciprocal questioning, (c) visual literacy, and (d) technology-based check in strategies. The workshops … Continue reading

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Workshop on Active Learning Strategies, Day Two

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The strategies covered in Day Two of the workshops were (a) Focused Listing, (b) Note Check, (c) Think-Pair-Share or Write-Pair-Share, and (d) Flipped Classroom. After discussing and having experience with these four strategies, participants planned how to use at least … Continue reading

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Workshop on Active Learning Strategies, Day One

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One of the areas identified by the Kenyatta University faculty members for building capacity is in the area of teaching large classes. KU teacher educators often teach education courses with 250-500 students, including methods courses. We have had previous professional … Continue reading

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Visually Impaired Students Find Independence Through Mobile Devices

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One way of disseminating information about this project is through the success stories that Higher Education for Development (HED) and USAID ask us to develop. Here is one of our success stories related to Kenyatta University students with visual impairments finding independence through the … Continue reading

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