#788
Wail Benjelloun
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Wail Benjelloun
The three presentations and the related documents are relevant well beyond the continent and really pose fundamental issues challenging all HE. The professors (and discussants) rightly point to the heterogeneity of African teaching methodologies (or absence thereof) but concur that African students must be encouraged to innovate and to become actors in their own learning experience. In this regard, I am tempted to recall the influence (positive, for once) of Internet, which stripped faculty of their near godly status as sole sources of knowledge in the classroom, and the effect of Covid on students who grew so tired of watching the backs of their teachers talking to the whiteboard or reading power-points on screen (I agree, Ramon), that they launched their own study groups and essentially took the learning process into their own hands.