The Launching of Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa
The Launching of Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (Pedal) took place on 6th August 2018. Present were the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, staff from the Faculty of Education, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration and two students from the Master of Research and Public Policy.
The Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) is a formal partnership of eight institutions that aims to embed and catalyse systemic change in teaching and learning practices and to maximize learning outcomes through strategic interventions in graduate social science programmes. The project is one of nine partnerships awarded a Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) to catalyse systemic change in teaching and learning in African universities. SPHEIR is funding another project at UMU Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA). The Lead partner in Pedal is The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) working with Alliance for Research Universities in Africa (ARUA); Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Sussex, UK; and, five implementing partner universities: Egerton, Ibadan, Ghana, Dar es Salaam and Uganda Martyrs to develop and roll out PedaL in graduate social science programmes. Subsequently, PedaL will be replicated across universities on the continent commencing with network members of the collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) and ARUA; and, other universities that express interest in transforming teaching and learning practices in their programmes.
Launching Pedal means that UMU has taken steps to implement the project at the university. It also means the UMU has accepted to work on systemic changes in the delivery of our courses and if need changes in university policies.