Learning for Development: COL and the Millennium Development Goals
Achieving the MDGs will require a massive expansion of human learning. Traditional methods of education and training cannot address the scope and scale of the task. Technology has already revolutionised other areas of human life; the world must now harness it to learning and teaching. To maximise its impact, COL applies its expertise in ODL to tackle some of the most critical obstacles to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. For example: * Fighting hunger and improving prosperity by engaging farmers and other rural people in livelihood-related learning. * Supporting innovative approaches to expanding teacher training, a major bottleneck to achieving primary education and gender parity. * Improving the health of mothers and children and arresting the spread of disease through the use of participatory community media. COL addresses these barriers to development by leveraging its expertise in a multiplicity of partnerships and networks.
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Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005-10)Brochure detailing the Commonwealth of Learning’s support to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Africa.
Mwaruma, Johnes (2013-11)There is increased concern to offer quality education in schools, especially at a time when the quality of education has been compromised owing to over enrolment in schools. This over enrolment has been occasioned by ...
Perinbam, Lewis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005-11-23)Networking Learning Communities for Development Presented at: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Valletta, Malta, 23 November 2005, Report to the Foreign Ministers Committee by: Dr. Lewis Perinbam, O.C. Chairman of ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-01)In this lecture I shall begin by asking whether humankind shares a common universe of thought. Finding the answer in the negative, I shall reflect briefly on the evidence that Asians and Westerners think differently and ...
Muga, M N N (2013-11)The focus of this paper is on the initiatives by KTTC to reach the urban and rural poor using FaB approach to train micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). MSMEs s accounts for 80% of total employment, but are unable ...