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The Power of Education by Florence Akpokodje

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Education is a powerful tool and it is impossible to over-emphasise its importance. Education means power over self and over a lot of things that we take for granted. Education is the process of receiving by the learner or imparting systematic instructions by a tutor, especially in an institution of learning such as a school, […]

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Innovative and Transformative Learning as a Strategic Pathway to Development by Dr Lilian N Schofield

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Education and poverty alleviation are important debates in international development and form two of the Sustainable Development Goals. Many countries are investing in education as it plays an important role in the development of a country. Education opens pathways to Innovation, which is an important element to economic development. According to the OECD 2012 report, […]

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Teachers – the Heart of Global Education Reforms

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With the recent liberation presented through various platforms of social media, any social cause can be promoted and targeted through to the right audience. Causes including climate change, economic upheavals, suppressed groups, sports and education have gained traction beyond expectation. Education and teacher focused organisations have also taken to social media to highlight a global […]

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Rehabilitating Internally Displaced Teachers in Nigeria

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In December 2015, while teaming up with Fantsuam Foundation, Joyce Elemson, UKAPES co-founder organised a workshop session for teachers who were internally displaced from the North Eastern parts of Nigeria following the Boko Haram insurgency. These teachers were safely absorbed by host communities in Kaduna state, a North Central state where they were quickly absorbed […]

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An Overview of Teacher Collaboration by Dr Toyin Coker

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Teaching, a universally recognised noble profession over the centuries can be a very lonely profession. While some teachers tend to be comfortable working in isolation, doing so provides them with the privacy and autonomy to develop appropriate strategies and engage in their teaching activities. When teachers interact, they tend to do so within their close-knit […]

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Lessons from WISE Paris

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The World Innovation Summit for Education, a Qatari organisation established in 2009 is an international, multi-sectoral platform entrusted with creative thinking, debate and action to boost education provision through innovation and collaborative action. Under its different programmes at different locations across the globe, WISE has established itself at the forefront of educational development by engagements […]

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UKAPES collaborates with College to launch book

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UKAPES in a recent collaboration with Lewisham Southwark College, London launched a new book written by a former teacher of the college, Dr Adebisi Adewole who is also currently a professor of Procurement Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of the West of Scotland. The book titled: Logistics and Global Value Chains in […]

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Musings of a UK based African Teacher

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  UKAPES caught up with Felix Donkor, an extremely busy and an experienced teacher and presenter. He is currently a Deputy Headteacher in a secondary school in South East London and has previously worked as a Director of Mathematics, VLE lead and staff governor. Felix’s passion is to bring about long lasting change into Ghana’s education system […]

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Keywords English by Joanna P. Norton

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Innovation through the Medium of Literacy The emerging narrative around smart education assumes a homogeneous landscape. Policy governing AI, gamification, robotic assistance as well as AR and VR experiences assume a highly-qualified workforce managing class sizes that are equipped to deal with rapid societal change. However, the long-term impact of under-investment in education combined with […]