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In some areas of Africa, there is a shortage of teachers and good quality education. Thankfully, there are many initiatives to help address this shortfall.

On this week’s episode, Fiona talks to Dr. Samson Nashon about the Faculty of Education’s work in a joint educational program at Dadaab. They highlight the diploma in Teacher Education that is being offered as part of a collaborative education program with various other institutions and with help from CIDA funding. Samson talks about his work in the project and discusses issues of culture, international development and awareness, and a lot more as well. It’s a fascinating interview.

Before that, your hosts talk about mobile devices in the classroom. Are they a force for good or evil? Or both?

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show.  Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca

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Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

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Episode 60 (45:38)

Time Stamps

00:18 | Introduction

08:43 | Interview – The Future of Learning at Dadaab

Interview with Dr. Samson Nashon

40:27 | What’s Happening in PDCE?
Exit Question: How much time per day or per week do you spend on social media?
Credits

Our theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

“Clutching Hand” by Thoola

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_60_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:43am PDT
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