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Creating a project-based degree at a new university in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Staab, Laurel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-10T09:35:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-10T09:35:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05-05
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490488119
dc.identifier.issn 2603-5871
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/145928
dc.description.abstract [ES] African Leadership University (ALU), a network of higher education institutions, opened its second campus in Rwanda in September of 2017. In order to achieve the institutional vision to educate three million young African Leaders before 2050, the University has made efforts to embrace ‘innovative pedagogy,’ designing curricula and training its teaching staff in active learning and student-centered pedagogy. This paper provides an account of the design and inital delivery of a new degree that ALU offers to its students in Rwanda, called “Global Challenges,” a project-based degree that requires students to structure their learning around a project that they self-design that addresses a challenge facing the continent of Africa. The paper is authored by a member of the faculty of the new degree and uses qualitative practitioner-based research to describe the degree and analyse its alignment with the innovative practice of Project-Based Learning (PBL). Analysis of the degree design shows strong adherence to the principles of PBL; however, more research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness and broader impact of this new educational program. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'20)
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Higher Education es_ES
dc.subject Learning es_ES
dc.subject Educational systems es_ES
dc.subject Teaching es_ES
dc.subject Project-based learning es_ES
dc.subject Self-directed learning es_ES
dc.subject Innovative Higher Education es_ES
dc.subject Curriculum design es_ES
dc.subject Tertiary Education in Africa es_ES
dc.subject Teacher-Based Research. es_ES
dc.title Creating a project-based degree at a new university in Africa es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11180
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Staab, L. (2020). Creating a project-based degree at a new university in Africa. En 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'20). Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. (30-05-2020):959-966. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11180 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Sixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate Junio 02-05,2020 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace València, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAd20/paper/view/11180 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 959 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 966 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.issue 30-05-2020
dc.relation.pasarela OCS\11180 es_ES


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