Michael Mwareri Wangai, Nairobi, Kenya
Listening the short videos, Reading the attachments and your comments has left me reflecting deeply on the different education systems in African Countries whose curricula (Basic Education – where HEIs get their students) keep on changing in the name of Education reforms. Then i ask myself, why are there no such whole sale education/curricula reforms in mature education systems in the North? And that now brings Prof Ramon’s concerns (allow me to paraphrase; Teaching for what? and what learning? – education for what?)
In Kenya and indeed East Africa, education systems have been overhauled thrice with countless curriculum changes (in the basic education). I find such changes driven by politics rather than an empirical research informed reasons.
I hope i did not bring subjective feelings to the debated on THE NEED TO REVISE THE MAINSTREAM APPROACH TO “TEACHING-AND-LEARNING” OR “LEARNING-AND-TEACHING”
I have no prescriptions for my assertions this time round