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Papadimitriou, Sofia Theodor; Niari, Maria Ioannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Open Badges are digital representations of achievements or skills which describe the framework, significance, and outcomes of a learning procedure based on specific criteria. The "Open Badges' collection" can be used by its holder as a virtual CV of skills and qualifications. The practice of development, issue, and use of badges is…
Descriptors: Open Education, Credentials, Foreign Countries, Qualifications
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Mtebe, Joel S.; Raphael, Christina – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
The Tanzania Vision 2025 articulates the country's aspiration of becoming an industrialized and middle-income country by 2025. The education sector, which is the main driving force towards realizing this goal, is expected to bring about the right mix of high-quality skills for the rapid development of quality and adequate human resources. The kind…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Human Resources
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Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng; Erastus, Fridah Kanana – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Kenya, like many African countries, has faced enormous challenges in the production of and access to quality relevant teaching and learning materials and resources in primary and secondary school classrooms. This has been occasioned by a plethora of factors which include, but are not limited to, lack of finances, tradition, competence, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ally, Mohamed; Balaji, V.; Abdelbaki, Anwar; Cheng, Ricky – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
A research project was carried out in using mobile learning to increase access to education. This project is contributing to the achievement of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". The mobile learning project…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Education, Distance Education
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Jha, Jyotsna; Ghatak, Neha; Mahendiran, Shreekanth – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
In India, Open and Distance Learning for secondary and higher secondary level is mainly provided by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Secondary education in India pertains to class 9 and 10 catering to the age group of 15 to 16. Similarly, higher secondary education refers to class 11 and 12 catering to the age group of 17 to 18.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Graduate Students, Open Education
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Mnubi, Godfrey Magoti – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This paper analyses whether the gender-sensitive and democratically elected student councils helped in strengthening school leadership and providing a platform for increased awareness and advocacy for male and female students to address their needs and rights in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. The data were collected through qualitative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Government, Foreign Countries, Democracy
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Raphael, Christina; Mtebe, Joel S. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This study examines pre-service teachers' (N = 386) self-efficacy beliefs towards educational technologies integration in the classroom at the two colleges in Tanzania that prepare secondary education teachers. Using regression analysis, the study found out that the determinants of self-efficacy beliefs among pre-service teachers towards…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Educational Technology
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Mtebe, Joel S.; Kibga, Elia Y.; Mwambela, Alfred A.; Kissaka, Mussa M. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The failure rates and lack of interest amongst students in science and mathematics in secondary schools in Tanzania is a serious problem. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) implemented a project to enhance and upgrade the pedagogical knowledge and subject content knowledge of teachers in selected difficult topics in science…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Course Content, Spelling, Grammar
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Msoka, Vidate C.; Mtebe, Joel S.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Kalinga, Ellen C. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Students in secondary schools in Tanzania have been facing difficulties in conducting laboratory experiments. This has been due to the acute shortage of laboratory facilities and poor teaching methodologies. Consequently, students perceive science subjects as unattractive, difficult and irrelevant to understanding the world around them. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students
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Mwawasi, Felix Mndenyi – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Technology leadership is a fairly new concept in school leadership focus. It has become a concern for study in recent times, in tandem with the pedagogical change of integrating ICT in teaching and learning especially in the developed nations. However, few such studies have been done in Africa. A number of studies in the developed countries have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Capacity Building
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Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
There is growing interest about the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) and how it can transform education around the world, with governments exploring the potential of OER and considering policy positions supportive of open licensing. The urgent imperative--and the real transformational potential of OER--is to evolve new systems of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials