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  • Date

    23rd - 26th May, 2022
  • Country

    Banjul, The Gambia
  • Participants

    300 People
  • Scope

    3 Themes

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

There is considerable need for national and international curricula to reflect on the changes that are taking place in the world in and outside education institutions. Many educationalist are now asking themselves what quality curriculum in a technological era should look like, and reflect on the challenges and ways of achieving the necessary changes in education in order for such a curriculum to be realized. This requires rigorous deliberations and discussions in an organized manner to align curriculum and related processes for learning in the technological era. Thus a need to organize an international conference on curriculum in which participants could understand the impact of the mismatch between curriculum and its related learning aspect on the quality of education and be able to explore the potential technology and innovations to enhance curriculum development, implementation, teacher education, assessment and evaluation. The conference will bring together curriculum developers and implementers, education administrators and partners, trainers of teachers and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges and find solutions to mitigate the challenges of the 21st century. Quality education is at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals that requires education practitioners to meet, dialogue and come out with strategies to mitigate these challenges in a holistic way. The discussions are hoped to make recommendations on how Africa can make progress towards holistic hybrid modes of education. This will require many countries to re-design their national curricula in order to prepare young people to go through the technological era smoothly.

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Objectives

  1. To develop a common understanding of how the mismatch between school curriculum, teacher education and learning assessment impact on the quality of education.
  2. To recommend actions on the application of technology in facilitating the process of aligning school curriculum, teacher education and learning assessment in Africa.
  3. To explore the potential of technology and innovation in enhancing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
  4. Discuss and make recommendations on how Africa can make progress toward hybrid modes of educating, learning and assessment combining in-person and distance education.
  5. To elect new office bearers of ACA executive committee.

Themes

  1. Innovations in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation at different levels.
  2. Integration of Technology in the curriculum at all levels.
  3. Alignment with teacher education, professional development, learning and assessment
  4. Curriculum enrichment/innovations in relation to contemporary issues, such as development of:
  • Life and livelihood skills, future/transformative competencies.
  • Language and culture, including history of Africa and Cultural Heritage.
  • Global citizenship.
  • Good governance.
  • Cyber security and digital transformation of education.
  • Peace building & conflict resolution.
  • Skilling for self –reliance to address migration, unemployable and other issues faced by the youth.
  • Inclusive, liberating, creative and transformative curriculum that rescues and secures freedom for entrepreneurial, innovative and critical thinking competencies.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Incorporate 21st Century competencies.
  • Criteria for developing and assessing hybrid modes of education from an international comparative perspective.
  1. Initiatives in Teacher education curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.
  2. Technology and teacher education and training.
  3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower curriculum implementation.
  4. Innovations in teacher education.
  5. continual learning and COVID-19 in the digital era.
  6. Learning community of practice (LCoP) for collaboration and networking.
  1. Improving the situation of assessment in Africa.
  2. Innovations in assessment of, and for learning.
  3. Application of digital technology in assessment /Challenges and “techniques/methods”. for distance teaching and learning assessment.
  4. Alignment between Assessment and school curriculum.
  5. Assessing learner competencies in Competency- Based Curriculum.

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