- This course closed on 12/31/2018.
Teaching Guides for Competency Based Education
Whenever you speak to employers in Kenya, they complain of a lack of well qualified people to employ. At the same time, about 40% of young people in Kenya are unemployed. How can this be the case? How come employers can’t find good people to employ and yet almost half the young people in the country are unemployed?
If you look at the 2016 and 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results, more than 70% of the students that sat those exams scored a mean grade of D+ or below. This means they completely failed! Once again, how can this be the case? How can the majority of students passing through our education system be completely failing?
We all have to do something about this. It is obvious that there is a problem in the way education is being delivered. Research shows that our teachers in secondary school are not using teaching methods that help students connect with their education. Teachers need our help, they need our ideas.
If you have a passion for education and for helping others learn better then this course is for you. You can have an impact in the education of thousands of students by simply empowering teachers with good ideas for teaching and creating learning experiences.
This course will help you understand what teachers in Kenya need and give you a way to help them. By the end of this short course, you will be able to design imaginative and creative lessons that students will enjoy and more importantly find meaningful. You will also be able to design innovative ways to continuously assess students to check if they understand what they are learning.