Teacher in Africa in classroom with group of children
Egerton Primary School, Kenya

This course

In this course you will:

  • explore what active teaching and learning looks like in practice
  • explore the potential of ICT to support active learning and teaching
  • be introduced to OER in general and, in particular, TESSA resources as a way of supporting teachers in developing active approaches – approaches that may be different from those they experienced when they were at school.

In total there are four weeks that you will need to work through to complete the course. In each week there are a set of steps. On the ‘to do’ page these are shown in white. When you have finished a page click on ‘Mark as complete’. When you go back to the ‘to do’ page the steps you have completed will be marked as blue; steps you have started but not completed will be pink; and the steps you have not done will still be white.

During the course you will be prompted to look at specific course documents. A copy of the document you need in that step will be available at the bottom of the page. Our intention is that these documents will be a resource for you to use with your student teachers after the end of the course. We suggest you download them and store them on your own computer. They are all OER, which can be adapted to suit your circumstances. We have stored the documents together so you can access them later if you want to - the link is at the bottom of this page. (Don’t worry if you are asked to login when you follow this link, as you don’t need to, just scroll down the page and you will see the course documents listed in week order.)

What’s your feedback? Please share your feedback about this course by completing FutureLearn’s short, optional, pre-course survey. Your views help FutureLearn and The Open University to improve our courses.

Get extra benefits, upgrade your course

You can now get extra benefits by upgrading this course, including:

Unlimited access to the course: Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.

A Statement of Participation: To help you demonstrate your learning we’ll send you a Statement of Participation when you become eligible.

Find out more

Share this article:

This article is from the free online course:

Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa

The Open University