Invitation to Academic Faculty: The 2018 Education Collaborative Annual Workshop

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THE 2018 EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL WORKSHOP
Hosted by Ashesi University, Berekuso, Ghana
From 25-29 June 2018
Focusing on “Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms”

We are inviting Provosts, Heads of Department, Academic Faculty, Teachers/Facilitators, and Faculty Trainers from Higher Educational Institutions across Africa to come and collaboratively share and co-design pedagogy to:

  1. Make learning relatable
  2. Make learning engaging
  3. Make learning relevant and current

BACKGROUND

As a pioneer in blending the liberal arts and sciences in Africa, Ashesi University is recognised across the world as a model for higher education on the African continent.

The aim of the Education Collaborative Annual Workshop is to serve as a platform for Higher Education Institutions in Africa to engage and share with each other, best practices in teaching, learning, and university management. The pilot Education Collaborative at Ashesi was held in June of 2017, and 12 institutions participated. This year’s event will be held from 25-29 June 2018 and will focus on “Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms”.

WHY THE FOCUS ON FACILITATING INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS?

To facilitate effective learning, the classroom environment must evolve to match the diversity in student population and increasing access to technology. This year’s collaborative is aimed at creating a platform for institutions looking to share and co-design strategies and tools for Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms. Sessions will be case-based and will be led by faculty of varied institutions from around Africa, and the world sharing tools and strategies they have tried in their classrooms with their students.

WHO MUST ATTEND?

Provosts, Faculty and classroom facilitators, Heads of faculty, Faculty trainers and others interested in improving their facilitator skills.

WHAT TO EXPECT? 

Participants should expect Engaging Workshop Sessions, Hands-On Practical, Co-design tools and Empirical Case-based learning. During the 5 Days Residential workshop the following Session Topics will be covered:

  1. Engaging learners with diverse learning styles and needs
  2. Managing large classrooms (over 100 students)
  3. Using current accessible technology in teaching and learning

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

For a relatable and beneficial experience, collaborators attending must submit a problem statement of interest related to one or more of the session topics.

WHERE WILL THE 2018 EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL WORKSHOP BE HELD?

It will be held at the Ashesi university Campus in Berekuso, Ghana.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? 

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/y7ubchk2

WHAT ARE THE COSTS? 

Cost includes hotel accommodation, meals, conference material and transportation to and from campus.

  • Ghana Participants: GHC 3,500*
  • African Institutions: US$1,000*
  • International Institutions: US$1,200*

*Discounts apply for institutions that register by the first round deadline with two or more participants, and for members of the council of independent universities. Financial assistance though limited is available on a case-by-case basis for institutions on the African continent.

Member institutions of the AAU will receive an additional 15% discount through to the second round deadline.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES? 

  • Early round registration deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Regular registration deadline: May 21, 2018
  • Late registration: Dependent on space

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? 

  • For more information visit ashesi.edu.gh/edc
  • Email Rose Dodd at rdodd@ashesi.edu.gh or education.collaborative@ashesi.edu.gh
  • Or Call/WhatsApp Rose on: +233 027 121 7344
  • Download the 2018 Concept Note: 2018 Concept Note

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