Regional Capacity building workshop on curriculum alignment, teacher training and learning assessments

(25-27 July, 2018)

 atelier 25 juillet 18

Thanks to the Global Partnership for Education’s funding, TALENT network is in the process of implementing, in partnership with regional organizations and institution, a series of capacity building and knowledge sharing activities for Sub-Saharan countries between 2018 and 2020, the first of which has taken place in July 2018.

A vast body of research indicates that, although most countries in the SSA region have started curriculum reforms, learning outcomes have not improved adequately due to the fact that they were not necessarily accompanied by relevant reforms in teacher training and/or review of learning assessment[1]

In this context, TALENT organized a regional capacity building workshop, the 25th-27th of July in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), on the alignment between curriculum, teacher training and learning assessments. The workshop was hosted by the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and allowed the 18 participating countries to identify the main weaknesses in their respective learning assessment system, learn from best practices in learning assessment system alignment and develop a national work plan to improve the alignment in their country. The three-days face-to-face workshop will be followed by an online training of two-month duration.

Participating countries: Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, the Gambia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Lesotho, Senegal, South Soudan, Tanzania (Mainland and Zanzibar), Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.


Workshop's Presentations 

Workshop report - Hugo Labate

 TOR of the regional capacity-building workshop - 25th-27th of July in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

 25 July: Setting the ground for a common understanding of alignment 

Introduction Teaching and Learning Educators for Transformation TALENT - Valérie Djioze-Gallet (Eng)

Trends on Curriculum - Hugo Labate (Eng)

Learning Assessment - Maya Prince (Eng)

Case study: Senegal - Baye Daraw Ndiaye (FR)


26 July: Systemic interactions between Teacher Training, Curriculum and Assessment 

Teacher Training and Alignment - Florence Ssereo (Eng)

Concept Map, Word document (Eng)


 27 July: Building Alignement and Institutional Resources 

Strengthening teacher policy and development in Africa - IICBA (Eng)

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange - GPE (Eng)