The PanAfrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of Information and Communication Technologies (Phase 2, 2009-2011) lead researchers’ meeting is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal on the 8th of December 2009. This event will introduce lead researchers and the scientific committee the project activities for the 2009-2011 period. Lead researchers will be from the 12 participating countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Côte D’Ivoire, Tunisia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda). The scientific committee members (Prof Tchombe Therese, Dr Abdoulaye Barry, and Dr Nancy Hafkin) will be present.
PanAf Phase 2’s principal strategies to support scientific publication based in Observatory data include a series of three writing workshops where participants, in small groups (2-3 country teams per workshop) will proceed from the first stages of writing, to the submission of an article for publication.
The first series of the three writing workshops will take place on the 9th of December 2009, with participants from Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Tunisia. Through this strategy, in the two years of Phase 2 (2009-2011), the PanAf network aims to support the development of evidence-based scientific articles on the pedagogical integration of ICTs in Africa.
According to Prof Tchombe, with regard to the writing workshops she indicates that “What will be of interest is the extent to which access to the Observatory can provide a mechanism for improving teacher preparation; based on the knowledge of teachers’ degree of use or absence of use, what lessons can be learnt that can help in the restructuring of initial teacher education programme and provide strategy for capacity building through in-service. Programme design for initial and in-service programmes could be of interest also and should generate more interest for teacher educators and researchers who can engage in quasi-experimental research”.
Meeting of PanAf Phase 2 lead researchers (51 ko)
Capacity Building Workshop Outline (71 ko)