Episode 60 – The Future of Learning

In some areas of Africa, there is a shortage of teachers and good quality education. Thankfully, there are many initiatives to help address this shortfall.

On this week’s episode, Fiona talks to Dr. Samson Nashon about the Faculty of Education’s work in a joint educational program at Dadaab. They highlight the diploma in Teacher Education that is being offered as part of a collaborative education program with various other institutions and with help from CIDA funding. Samson talks about his work in the project and discusses issues of culture, international development and awareness, and a lot more as well. It’s a fascinating interview.

Before that, your hosts talk about mobile devices in the classroom. Are they a force for good or evil? Or both?

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show.  Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca

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More details, including the link to the episode itself and the time stamps, after the jump.

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Episode 60 (45:38)

Time Stamps

00:18 | Introduction

Some articles on mobile learning and the use of cell phones and mobile devices in the classroom.

What’s Holding Back Mobile Phones for Education? – Stanford Social Innovation

Ericsson Mobility Report (pdf)

08:43 | Interview – The Future of Learning at Dadaab

Interview with Dr. Samson Nashon

40:27 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

Physical Education Summer Institute

Connecting Self-Regulation to Learning in BC Schools

Home Economics Summer Institute in Victoria

Exit Question: How much time per day or per week do you spend on social media?
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Our theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

“Clutching Hand” by Thoola

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