The Education Collaborative at Ashesi

As a pioneer in blending the liberal arts and sciences in Africa, Ashesi is recognised across the world as a model for higher education on the continent. With a vision of African universities leading the continent's renaissance, we are reaching out to colleagues and partners in higher education to build an idea-sharing platform; one where university leaders and stakeholders can collaborate to harness best practices in teaching, management, and administration.

Education Collaborative 2018


To facilitate learning, the classroom environment must evolve to match the diversity in student population, and increasing access to technology. The 2018 Education 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 Should Attend?
Faculty and classroom facilitators, Heads of faculty, Faculty trainers

Fees:

  • Ghanaian Participants: GHc3,500
  • Other African Institutions: $1,000
  • Non-African Institutions: $1,200

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

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2018 Schedule

Monday 25th June, 2018

10:00am – 3:00pm

Registration Open

Noon – 2:00pm

Opening: Welcome Address and Lunch

3:00pm – 6:30pm

Eastern Region (Aburi Tour) - Optional

7:00pm

Dinner at Hotel 


Tuesday 26th June, 2018
 

9:00am – 11:00am

Welcome: Plenary and Campus Tour

11:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop: Making learning relatable

Designing inter-department and inter-disciplinary college success programs to level the learning field

Case: Ashesi university, Ghana

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch and Roundtable discussions

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Deep Dive

Leveling the learning field in the classroom

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Workshop: Making learning relatable

Managing differences in English Language Proficiency

Case: African Leadership University, Mauritius

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Reflections

7:00pm

Dinner at Hotel


Wednesday 27th June, 2018

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome: Plenary and Group Photo

9:30am – 10:30am

Deep Dive

Developing students who read and write

11:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop: Making learning relatable

Personalizing learning: Inspiring students to apply what they learn

Case: Ashesi University, Ghana

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch and Roundtable discussions

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Deep Dive

Deep Dive: Deeper Thinking about Active Learning

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Workshop: Making learning relevant and current: Using accessible technology

Using technology to encourage remote self-paced learning with distance students

Case: Kepler University, Rwanda

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Networking Cocktail
Peduase Valley Resort

 
Thursday 28th June, 2018

9:00am – 10:45am

Welcome: Plenary and Speed Meeting

9:30am – 10:30am

Deep Dive
Developing students who read and write

11:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop: Making learning engaging with large class sizes

This session will explore tools and techniques for designing and implementing pedagogy for large classrooms of over 150 students

Case: Accra Technical University

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch and Roundtable discussions

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Deep Dive

Using Peer Assessment and Reviews

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Workshop: Making learning relevant and current - Using accessible technology

Engaging students through media, and using social media to create and deliver innovative pedagogy

Case: Ashesi University

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Reflections: Open Space Technology

6:30pm

Dinner 


Friday 29th June, 2018
 

9:00am – 10:30am

Welcome: Plenary and Journaling

10:30am – 11:30am

Collaborative Deep Dive: Shared values

11:30am – 12:30pm

Speed Meeting: Feedback

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Lunch: The Best of June 2018 – Video Playback

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Closing: Our commitment to Making learning Engaging, Relevant, and Relatable


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


What Makes a University Thrive?

Staying true to our belief in hands-on learning, the workshop requires participants to actively learn, share and co-design approaches to promote the goals of their institutions. The 5-day workshop is packed with practical, and immersive exercises for participants.   


"We want to reach people who care about influencing the impact of higher education through the systems and practices used by their institutions, right from their lecture halls to their offices. We will showcase successful teaching experiences that have worked at Ashesi and other partner institutions, with the hope that by beginning the conversation, we will co-design replicable models for greater output in higher education.” - Rose Dodd, Faculty Lead 


See a recap of the 2017 Education Collaborative at Ashesi, below: 

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