eTeacher Training at Teacher Training Colleges

The project aims to increase the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into the pedagogical practice of teacher trainers at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and at secondary schools.
2013Rwanda

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
School supportMKFC Economical AssociationCambridge Education [Fund Manager]Teacher Training and Evaluation

Location Data

Gisagara, Karongi, Nyagatare, Burera, Rubavu and Nyarugenge

 

This program was piloted with support from the Innovation for Education Fund, a partnership between the Governments of Rwanda and the UK, managed by Cambridge Education

 

The project ‘eTeacher Training at Teacher Training Colleges’ aims to increase the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into the pedagogical practice of teacher trainers at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and teachers at a selected secondary schools. In the longer term, it is envisioned that this will lead to (i) higher capacity for e-teacher training in Rwanda, (ii) increased ICT skills among TTC tutors and secondary school teachers, (iii) change in teaching practices in TTC and secondary classrooms and (iv) more student-active learning in secondary schools.

The main activity is the implementation of an eTeacher training course. The e-teacher training course uses a blended approach combining individual learning through an internet-based programme using a Moodle platform (Moodle is a free and open-source learning platform using the Internet), with additional support and peer learning from 11 e-tutors (teacher trainers trained for this role by the project). The peer learning element is further strengthened through the development of an online community of practice using the same Moodle platform as well as Facebook. The focus of the course is strongly on classroom application, i.e. the actual use of new teaching practices and different technologies in the classroom and on the reflection on this classroom application.

The innovation targets in-service teacher training through the professional development of TTC tutors in five TTCs in Rwanda. Consideration is also given to the potential for eTeacher training in in-service training through a pilot implementation in one secondary school. 

The program uses a blended approach for teacher training, combining autonomous learning through cost-effective technologies, with peer support and learning, both face-to-face and web-based.A significant issue related to project sustainability is the question of internet connectivity and the stability of the technical infrastructure necessary to implement e-learning in Rwanda.

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