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AKA,Mombasa launches a new PD programme

16 April 2010

The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, today announced a new initiative aimed at primary school teachers within the Mombasa municipality. This programme focuses on building their understanding and practice of effective teaching methods in language learning as well as improving the teachers’ fluency in English. Twenty-seven teachers from 10 schools have been selected to participate. This programme takes advantage of the Academies’ expertise, developed in its own teaching staff, and its ability to model innovative practices to operate high quality professional learning programmes at an international standard.

The three tiered-programme totaling 450 hours, is part of a series entitled the Professional Learning for Educators Series (PLES) that is being developed by the network of Aga Khan Academies and is currently being piloted in two other Aga Khan Academy locations: Maputo, Mozambique and Hyderabad, India. It has two main areas of focus, both the enhancement of the teachers’ own language fluency and building their skills in applying innovative approaches to language teaching and learning.

This series responds to the need to improve the standard of teaching and learning of English, identified during extensive market research and interaction with government and departments of education. The series will in the future include programmes for teachers of other subject areas and a specialised programme for school leaders (developed and offered in collaboration with the Aga Khan University – Institute for Educational Development) focused on developing pedagogical leadership skills.