Students and schools: imports, exports, and some flattening of context

Kenya data

Reposting this here from the original post for Panoply Digital. Returning to a favorite (re: only) theme of mine, education, I was struck recently by the uptick in the number of foreign universities setting up branch campuses in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and presumably throughout the continent, ideally bolstering domestic capacity for graduates who can push […]

Academic and Applied Identities: Exclusion and Overlap

Academic identities

Academic vs. Applied: The Twain Met I recently (as in about 7 months ago) started a small consulting organization with like-minded colleagues focusing on mobile and ICT for development (#M4D & #ICT4D), course design, women empowerment and employability issues, developing nations issues, monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and the like. The name of the organization is […]

Learning, Creativity, & the Purpose(s) of Education

Creativity: Assumptions and Materials This post all revolves around a few very debatable assumptions, so I am certainly open to being challenged on these. The explicit assumptions are as follows, although I expect there are a few tacit ones that I am not mentioning (as I am not intelligent enough to even be aware of […]

Reflection on teaching (as identity) in 2013-2014

I am just finishing the second semester of my time at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what I have learned. I had spent the last six or seven years before this year pulling away from teaching. I worked in a variety of roles […]

Full Graduate Scholarships to Study Masters/PhD in Korea

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

My university, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), is participating in the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP), which offers full scholarships including living expenses, airfare, for graduate students to take a one year Korean language course followed by 2-3 year graduate course in an applicable major.¬†Applications for KGSP through Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and […]