Our Faculty of Education hosted a two-day conference based on the theme, ‘Competency Based Curriculum; Leveraging Education in Africa’ from June 5 to 6.
More than 20 scholars, post -graduate students, undergraduate students and lecturers from within and outside the University gathered together for presentations during the conference.
Among those who graced the session were, Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Peter Gichure, Acting DVC Academic Affairs and Rev. Dr. Boniface Mungai, the University Chaplain.
The keynote address was presented by Dr. Julius Jwan, CEO, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
In his speech, Dr. Julius Jwan indicated why the Competency Based Curriculum was important in Kenya and the need to reform the education system and the progress they have made towards the new education system.
Mr. Andy Hill, Managing Director at Braeburn Group of schools, spoke on international education based on transferability. According to him, findings shows that 80% of students in international schools are from local countries and this enables them to explore local issues, develop awareness for local and global citizenry which brings out active learners. He indicated that close to 9,600 International schools are available in the world.
“Respect others by not judging them, watch more, learn more and speak less,” Mr. Andy Hill added.
Dr. Chan Shin Ying from China delivered a paper about Intercultural education and building of global citizenship, based on a study done in Hong Kong.
There were a number of other presentations from various scholars.