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.
The pilot Education Collaborative at Ashesi was held in June of 2017, and had 12 institutions participating (learn more here).
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 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.
Focus: Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms
Target: Faculty and classroom facilitators, Heads of faculty, Faculty trainers
• Engaging learners with diverse learning styles and needs
• Managing large classrooms (over 100 students)
• Using current accessible technology in teaching and learning
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 topics
Cost includes hotel accommodation, meals, conference material and transportation to and from campus.
*Discounts apply for institutions that register by the first round dealine 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.
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: