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Reimagining educational research and innovation for a better impact on learning outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 08:00 - Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 17:00
African Union Conference Center and Office Complex and online
  • GPE KIX Africa 19 Hub
  • GPE KIX Africa 21 Hub

The symposium will focus on “Reimagining education for a better impact on learning outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa”. This crucial and foundational theme may be approached from multiple entry points, such as curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, teachers, inclusion, equity, policymaking, and practice. Papers for presentation will be based on the sub-themes below:

  • Proven innovations in improving learning and teaching in Sub-Saharan African contexts;
  • Quality teacher education and professional development programs and support mechanisms, as measured by learning outcomes;
  • The quality of national curriculum and assessment (formative, diagnostic, and summative), as measured by student learning;
  • Addressing diversity, inclusion, and equity through proven strategies that raise outcomes for marginalized learners such as girls, students with disabilities, and socially or economically disadvantaged students;
  • The link between languages of instruction (mother tongues, minoritized languages, French, English, Portuguese, etc.) and learning outcomes;
  • Remedial or alternative strategies that raise student learning outcomes after disruptions from emergencies, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, and other health and social crises;
  • Research to inform leadership, governance, and policy on students’ learning outcomes.

To follow the symposium online please register here.

Expected outcomes of the symposium:

  1. National and international education stakeholders will use KIX-supported research to frame debates about sustainable, inclusive, and equitable scaling in education in developing contexts.
  2. Country representatives will strengthen their knowledge and skills, including those that consider GESI to strengthen national education systems.
  3. Country representatives will actively participate in the hub, contributing to its governance and agenda, and share relevant knowledge from their context with their hub and other country representatives in the region, including GESI-related challenges.

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