SPHEIR, PedaL: Pedagogical Leadership in Africa

PedaL is a formal partnership of eight institutions that aims to embed and catalyse systemic change in teaching and learning in African universities. This will be achieved through the design and delivery of a PedaL training programme. PedaL will enhance the capacities of teaching staff to deliver social science graduate programmes using PedaL pedagogy: a suite of international and integrated interventions in design, context, processes and content of teaching and learning through strategies such as use of case studies, flipped classroom, role plays and a range of problem based learning activities aimed at maximising learning outcomes among students.

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start date
30 April 2018
end date
30 September 2021


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Strengthening leadership through pedagogical reform in Africa

A case study on inclusive, transformative attributes of female leadership shone a light on the wide-scale success of the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) partnership for higher education reform. IDS is a partner, alongside universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and...

5 July 2021

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Strengthening pedagogy through partnerships in Africa

As a higher education institution, IDS has been working in partnership with universities in Africa to strengthen pedagogical approaches across the continent. The Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) programme is part of the UK-Aid-funded Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education...

28 September 2020