TESSA Open Education Resources: A Springboard for Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum

dc.contributor.author Mutisya, Sammy M
dc.coverage.placeName Kenya en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-31T01:47:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-31T01:47:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract Low availability and access to quality educational materials are some of the likely impediments to implementation of a curriculum. This study explored Open Education Practices (OEP) and in particular the use of TESSA Open Educational Resources (OER) for modeling pedagogies for Kenya’s learner centered Competency Based Curriculum. Eighty-six educators participated in the study. A literature review revealed that both CBC and TESSA OERs focus on the learner. The study revealed that some teachers had access to digital devices and Internet thus could easily access TESSA OERs. The majority (74.0%-100%) agreed that: TESSA OERs content was relevant, a core part of the curriculum, understandable and usable in teaching and modeling learner-centered pedagogy. Teachers also agreed that TESSA OERs promote students’ engagement in learning, enabled teachers’ account for learners’ prior knowledge and appropriate for effecting changes proposed in CBC. Teachers finally indicated they were willing to advocate use of TESSA OERs among their peers. The study recommends policy changes by Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Teacher Service Commission and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to open uptake of OEPs in the implementation of CBC and retraining of teacher educators to make meaningful change in teachers’ instructional methodology.// Paper ID 122 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3335
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Open Educational Resources (OER) en_US
dc.subject Open Learning en_US
dc.subject Learner Support en_US
dc.title TESSA Open Education Resources: A Springboard for Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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