Teacher Self-Learning Academy (TSLA)

The Teacher Self-Learning Academy project delivers a teacher self-study program through the use of audio-visual materials made available on iPods and linked with teacher peer learning through teacher reflection groups.
2014Rwanda

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
School supportPlan InternationalCambridge Education [Fund Manager]Teacher Training and EvaluationPost-secondary non-tertiary

Location Data

Bugesera and Nyaruguru Districts

 

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

 

This project delivers a teacher self-study program through the use of audio-visual materials made available on iPods and linked with teacher peer learning through teacher reflection groups. This ‘blended approach’ to teacher professional development aims to improve the quality of teaching in primary 5 and 6 science and English classes. The video materials focused on developing skills for learner-centered methods by showing models of good classroom practice, improving knowledge of the subject content, using appropriate technology, and English language development. It was intended that, by the end of the project, science and English teachers would develop their knowledge and skills for teaching with subsequent impact on children’s learning outcomes.

The project's innovative delivery of a ‘blended approach’ to in-service teacher professional development using a combination of audio-visual content via new technology for self-learning, and peer learning through teacher reflection circles.The majority of teachers in Rwanda do not have sufficient English language skills, adequate science skills, and a lack of learner-centered methodologies.

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