Primary school teachers and teachers-to-be throughout
Ethiopia record their classes on video. They use these videos to evaluate and
improve their teaching. Teachers also make use of computers to plan their
lessons. “The motivation of my students has increased”.
Teachers of 75 schools throughout Ethiopia and in teacher
training colleges are learning how to use computers to plan their lessons more
efficiently. Video cameras are used to record their lessons and to evaluate and
discuss them with other teachers.
“I learned how to use video in my own classroom to evaluate
myself”, says a teacher from Gafat Primary School in North central Ethiopia.
“On the latest videos I can see that because of this, my teaching skills have
improved. I also learned to use new teaching techniques. In the classroom, my
students now do more group work and talk more. I see that their motivation has
increased and I already see some improvement in their results”.
This programme is supported by IICD and Edukans in the
Connect4Change consortium and by Ethiopian partner Development Expertise Centre
In most of the 75 schools, the video and basic computer
programme is up and running and some schools already use a digitalized lesson
plan that allows teachers to better organize their lessons and activities. In
ten schools, there are still some issues with getting reliable electricity.
This will be solved by using solar panels to run the computers and charge the
cameras that the teachers use for their teaching learning processes.
So far 324 primary school teachers, school assisting staff
and 91 supervisors and principles are already trained in a more student
centered teaching approach. In addition to this, 2014 members of school
management teams will receive trainings about leadership, supervision, digital
human resource management and they learn how to organize various reports