Learning design for multiple modes of provision: the Zambian community school teacher development programme

Amory, Alan; Bialobrzeska, Maryla; Welch, Tessa

This paper explores a teacher professional development (TPD) programme for Zambian community schoolteachers. The TPD initiative leverages digital technology in the form of videos that model good teaching practices. Good teaching practices use technology as a tool to mediate the construction of knowledge through student-centred learning activities. The authors design four TPD modules using technology in various ways to support teachers and later evaluate the impact of each module. Findings provide insights about how a distance education and paper based TPD module is enhanced by the use of digital technology to model effective interactive classroom practices. 

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