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The TESCEA journey continues...

The first phase of the TESCEA partnership has laid the foundations – through knowledge, networks, skills and tools – to enable universities across East Africa to produce graduates who have the skills and competencies that local employers and communities need to solve real-world problems.

Our evaluation of the 2018-2021 project found that TESCEA had facilitated tangible changes in teaching practices, student learning and institutional processes, systems and cultures:

  • 94% of lecturers believed that TESCEA’s approaches were more effective, and enabled them to develop more relevant courses and more learner-centred teaching and assessment

  • Lecturers’ use of critical thinking and problem-solving techniques had increased by 43 percentage points, use of active learning strategies (such as role plays, fishbowl debates and peer teaching) by 37 percentage points and the use of complex problem-based and team-based learning strategies by 15 percentage points

  • 87% of students rated their learning experience as positive

  • The gender-responsive design of TESCEA contributed to positive shifts in students’ behaviours and attitudes with increased levels of interaction and awareness raising in classroom settings

  • 94% of senior managers felt that the changes were very important to their institution

  • 39 policies and process guidelines were revised across the four partner universities

We are working to scale TESCEA’s approaches to further universities in East Africa and beyond.

Get in touch if you share our ambitions for African higher education – we are actively seeking new partnerships and new investments: contact Jon Harle

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