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TESS-India OER: Collaborative practices to improve teacher educationWolfenden, F. - 2015 - Indian Journal of Teacher Education, 01(03), 33–48
As the numbers of children attending school in India rises rapidly ensuring a productive learning experience for every student is a huge challenge. Quality is central to the Government of India’s education policy; major education goals recognise that changes in teachers’ classroom practice are critical to improving students’ learning in elementary and secondary schools across India. This paper describes the rationale and pedagogy of an innovative response to these challenges harnessing...
It takes a village to raise a teacher: the Learning Assistant programme in Sierra LeoneCrisp, M., & Wolfenden, F. - 2017
An exploration of agency in the localisation of open educational resources for teacher developmentWolfenden, F., & Adinolfi, L. - 2019 - Learning, Media and Technology, 44(3), 327–344
This study examines the practice of adaptation and translation (localisation) of Open Educational Resources (OER). It employs a sociocultural perspective to focus on the experiences of practitioners (localisers) who undertook the localisation of a suite of 125 OER created as part of a teacher professional development programme in India. This localisation process generated eight unique versions of the OER in five languages. Drawing on project reports, practitioner interviews and analysis of...
MOOC adaptation and translation to improve equity in participationWolfenden, F., Cross, S., & Henry, F. - 2017 - Journal of Learning for Development, 4(2), 127–142
There is an urgent need to improve elementary and secondary school classroom practices across India and the scale of this challenge is argued to demand new approaches to teacher professional learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent one such approach and one that, in the context of this study, is considered to provide a means by which to transcend traditional training processes and disrupt conventional pedagogic practices. This paper offers a critical review of a large-scale...
OER Adaptation and Reuse across cultural contexts in Sub Saharan Africa: Lessons from TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa)Wolfenden, F., Buckler, A. S. H., & Keraro, F. - 2012 - Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012(1), 3
Teacher educators and OER in East Africa: Interrogating pedagogic changeWolfenden, F., Auckloo, P., Buckler, A., & Cullen, J. - 2017 - In Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South - African Minds, International Development Research Centre & Research on Open Educational Resources for Development
This study examines the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in six teacher education institutions in three contrasting East African settings – Mauritius, Tanzania and Uganda – all of which had previous engagement with OER initiatives. Drawing primarily on interviews with teacher educators, the study examines how and when teacher educators engage with OER, the factors that support and constrain sustained OER engagement, and the influence of such engagement on their teaching practice. It...
New modes of teacher pre-service training and professional supportAnamuah-Mensah, J., Banks, F., Moon, B., & Wolfenden, F. - 2012 - In B. Moon (Ed.), Teacher education and the challenge of development: a global analysis (pp. 201–211) - Routledge
Moving towards more participatory practice with Open Educational Resources (OER): TESS-India Academic Review (p. 26)Wolfenden, F., Adinolfi, L., Cross, S., … Safford, K. - 2017 - The Open University
The purpose of this academic review of TESS-India activity in three states (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha) was to seek evidence for change brought about by TESS-India in teacher education in each of these states. The findings offer informed guidance on future trajectories for TESS-India activity and support discussions with key stakeholders in each of these states. The overarching goal of TESS-India is to support delivery of quality pedagogic change in teacher education and school...
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