Covid-19 Pandemic closures and the post-pandemic learning experiences have expanded the thinking around facilitating learning for transformation. The learning facilitators were immersed in a new learning environment that required balancing between traditional and technology-enhanced approaches to facilitating learning. New competencies were built through doing, observing, and creating new knowledge. More demands were made on how we manage the new learning environments and more players entered into this new learning environment.
During the ICED24, being the second conference post-pandemic, we will explore the competencies we have acquired and deem necessary for the future of transformative learning. We will deeply explore what innovative and supportive ecosystems are required to support transformative learning and drive our agenda in educational development to promote the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Association for Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching (AFELT) is keen on enriching the learning and teaching processes in our higher education sector to ensure that faculty facilitate learning for significant learning and transformation. Based on our objective to develop the scholarship of teaching and learning, members are developed to reflect on their own learning and transformation.
AFELT has organized a workshop on Teaching for critical reflective thinking .Critical reflection is an approach to teaching: a pedagogy. Have you ever integrated Critical Reflective thinking in your teaching? Do you want to share or learn how to? Join AFELT workshop on July 28th, 2023 at Kenyatta University for a half day workshop.
Critical reflection is a process of thinking and learning that helps us make meaning of new information, connect it to our existing knowledge and experiences, and consider the implications for our actions. It helps in developing new insights, challenge existing assumptions, and transform existing perspectives. It is a necessary skill that builds a questioning attitude, fosters student-teacher relationships, promotes innovation and makes the lessons engaging and interesting. Critical reflection is the link between thinking and doing and the key ingredient for transformation.
As Higher Education Professionals, we have the mandate to ensure that knowledge is impactful and transforms the students. Universities prepare students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Our assessment have however been guided by the need to pass the exam with a good grade and for promotion. It does not drive the learning and is not transformative. Learning is not the central focus of the assessment process. This has contributed to slow integration in the job as graduates do not have the required competences for work. This workshop prepares us to integrate significant assessments that drive learning.
As professionals in higher education, we seek to guide students to create their own futures. During this training, we will explore the role of assessment in developing critical thinking and problem solving competences in our students. The training will focus on designing authentic assessments for learning.
You are invited to participate in this training. Kindly come prepared with one course for which you will design an assessment for significant learning: Focus will be to Assess for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. To register click the link below:
The Association of Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching (AFELT) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd I-SoLT Conference. The conference aims to demonstrate and document best practices in higher education that will facilitate graduates capable of creating themselves, the futures of the region, and solving real world challenges.
2nd International Conference on the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (I-SoLT) 2023
Theme: Creating the Future through Higher Education
Date: March 7-8, 2023
Venue: Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi Kenya
Pedagogy: Teaching and learning philosophies and methods that facilitate transformation.
21st Century Learning Environments: Learning spaces, both physical and virtual, that facilitate transformation.
Graduates Solving 21st Century Problems: Curriculum and practices that help our learners to become change-makers and problem-solvers.
Assessment for Transformative Learners: Making the assessment of learning, a transformative learning process.
Synergies for Academia and the World of Work: Building energized partnerships between the academy and the professions.
Creating a Global Presence for African Higher Education: Creating an African higher education voice and presence in the academic world.
Abstracts: Presenters should submit an abstract in MS Word soft copy in English language by 15th January 2023. The abstract should not be more than 300 words, single spaced, written in Times New Roman with a font size 12. The abstract should include: The title Author(s) full name and institution of affiliation, Email address, and mobile number of the corresponding author.
Full papers should have between 3,000 and 5,000 words (excluding references): Use 12-pt Times New Roman with 1.5-line spacing, (MS Word) APA referencing style, 7th edition.
For further information regarding the conference, please contact us through the email: email@example.com or +254 796 646 688 (Ms. Joyce Waringa).