The problem of education and development in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Moses Oketch
African governments and donor partners have long regarded investment in education as being central to economic growth in the region – but this investment is yet to achieve rapid economic improvement. Why is that? And what should be done to better realize that goal? In this lecture Professor Oketch addresses the compelling narrative of human capital theory – the doctrine, underpinning public policy world-wide, that investment in education is instrumental for economic growth – and what we can learn from its application in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on evidence from across several different aspects of education policy, he argues that however commanding the theory is, it remains tacit if the actual implementation of policies isn’t effective.
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  • Moses Oketch
African governments and donor partners have long regarded investment in education as being central to economic growth in the region – but this investment is yet to achieve rapid economic improvement. Why is that? And what should be done to better realize that goal? In this lecture Professor Oketch addresses the compelling narrative of human capital theory – the doctrine, underpinning public policy world-wide, that investment in education is instrumental for economic growth – and what we can learn from its application in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on evidence from across several different aspects of education policy, he argues that however commanding the theory is, it remains tacit if the actual implementation of policies isn’t effective.

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Science teachers engaging with research

Lessons learnt from three decades of educational research

  • Shirley Simon
In this lecture Professor Simon draws on thirty years’ experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and international researcher to argue that teachers’ professional learning can be advanced by engagement with research.
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Lessons learnt from three decades of educational research

  • Shirley Simon
In this lecture Professor Simon draws on thirty years’ experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and international researcher to argue that teachers’ professional learning can be advanced by engagement with research.

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In defence of the media arts

Screen education in the twenty-first century

  • Andrew Burn
This lecture proposes six reasons why schools and policymakers should take the media arts more seriously. It argues for collaboration between the arts, challenges the hierarchy of the arts that operates in society and in education, and identifies the specific role of digital media in the media arts.
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Screen education in the twenty-first century

  • Andrew Burn
This lecture proposes six reasons why schools and policymakers should take the media arts more seriously. It argues for collaboration between the arts, challenges the hierarchy of the arts that operates in society and in education, and identifies the specific role of digital media in the media arts.

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Education policy, cross-national tests of pupil achievement, and the pursuit of world-class schooling

A critical analysis

  • Paul Morris
Educational reforms are increasingly inspired by international comparison with other countries, emulating educational systems that have performed well on cross-national tests. A form of comparative education has emerged to identify and promote transferable policies. This lecture analyses and critiques how this approach operates.
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A critical analysis

  • Paul Morris
Educational reforms are increasingly inspired by international comparison with other countries, emulating educational systems that have performed well on cross-national tests. A form of comparative education has emerged to identify and promote transferable policies. This lecture analyses and critiques how this approach operates.

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Human development in context

The study of risk and resilience

  • Ingrid Schoon
Focusing on the experiences of children and young people growing up in conditions of socio-economic hardship, this lecture introduces a developmental-contextual approach for the study of resilience, challenging assumptions of necessary developmental constancy, as well as the idea that experiences in early childhood set up an invariant life path.
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The study of risk and resilience

  • Ingrid Schoon
Focusing on the experiences of children and young people growing up in conditions of socio-economic hardship, this lecture introduces a developmental-contextual approach for the study of resilience, challenging assumptions of necessary developmental constancy, as well as the idea that experiences in early childhood set up an invariant life path.

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