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YouthLearn Updates,  April 07, 2005

YouthLearn continues training-of-trainers in Democratic Republic of Congo

Monica Biswas, a Research Associate at the YouthLearn Initiative, just returned from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she continued a "training of trainers" on using "active learning" methods. Approximately 60 administrators of primary schools are being trained so that they can return to their schools and train teachers in these methods.

"The administrators who will soon be training teachers were very excited to learn new teaching methods, which include interdisciplinary activities and didactic materials, to help teachers to strengthen basic education. I'm finding that involving the administrators in charge of education in each province will be very important for this project to have a sustainable impact. Getting them excited about the methodologies will make it easier for the teachers to feel supported as they experiment with the new teaching techniques."

The project has now expanded to train 720 teachers, in 120 schools and across 3 provinces. Subsequent sessions will cover community exploration, gender equity, collaboration and inquiry-based learning. The project is funded by USAID.

URL: http://news.youthlearn.org/archives/000144.html
Posted by mbiswas on April 07, 2005 | YouthLearn Updates
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