Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds SPEAKER 1: Welcome to the Tessa course, “Making Teacher Education Relevant Within 21st Century Africa.”
Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds SPEAKER 2: Remember the sustainable development goal for education– ensure inclusive and quality education for all, and promote lifelong learning.
Skip to 0 minutes and 24 seconds SPEAKER 1: Now, all of us must focus on the quality of the classroom experience. And that means that your role as a teacher educator and your own professional development have never been more important.
Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds SPEAKER 2: And never so visible to the scrutiny of others.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds KRIS STUTCHBURY: Welcome. As a teacher educator, it’s your role to prepare student teachers for a career in education, and to support experienced teachers in their professional development. To do this, you need to model effective teaching for the 21st century. And this course will show you how to do that. And it will fit into your working life. You can study on a computer, whenever you want to, and even on your mobile smartphone.
Skip to 1 minute and 18 seconds SPEAKER 1: Over the next four weeks, you will work with experts. They will engage you in the big questions and issues in teacher education across sub-Saharan Africa. You will develop your own practise so you can meet your government policy aspirations.
Skip to 1 minute and 36 seconds SPEAKER 2: You will learn about open education resources.
Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds SPEAKER 1: Or OER for short.
Skip to 1 minute and 42 seconds SPEAKER 2: Focusing on the TESSA approach and materials. These learning materials were developed in partnership with colleagues across Africa, and have been adopted by them for their own countries.
Skip to 1 minute and 54 seconds SPEAKER 1: TESSA OER are available in English, French, Kiswahili, and Arabic.
Skip to 2 minutes and 0 seconds SPEAKER 2: You will discover, explore, and use appropriate and accessible technologies–
Skip to 2 minutes and 6 seconds SPEAKER 1: –so you can help your teachers make their classroom activities more engaging and more successful.
Skip to 2 minutes and 13 seconds KRIS STUTCHBURY: So join us, work with us in online discussions and tasks. Help yourself to help your teachers, and help them to develop more learner-centered approaches to teaching. Take the lead in improving teacher education in Africa. Make it fit for the 21st century.