MIT Africa Empowering the Teachers Fellowship Programme 2020/2021

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Application Deadline:November 1st 2019 08:00 PM (EDT)

The MIT-Empowering the Teachers (MIT-ETT) program at MIT strives to foster innovation in science and engineering education in tertiary academic institutions in Africa through an intense engagement with faculty members from African universities. NNPC/TOTAL is the corporate partner and sponsor of this program.

The overarching goal of MIT-ETT is to facilitate the development of young African faculty leadership in science and engineering education who will introduce innovation and creativity into science and engineering curricular. There are two main objectives of the MIT-ETT program: to provide young African professors with exposure to cutting-edge pedagogical methods in the highest-rated engineering and science departments in the U.S. and to provide American faculty who have a deep interest in connecting with those in their disciplines in emerging economies a concrete means of engagement.

During their semester at MIT, Fellows do the following:

  • observe instruction in their own disciplines & subjects
  • interact with MIT faculty teaching in their own disciplines & subjects
  • develop courses based on problem-solving approach inspired by equivalent course at MIT
  • discuss & explore curricular enrichment & reform through both formal and informal interaction with the MIT community

The ultimate goal is to reform their current curricular using
new materials, approaches and methods that exemplify the best of MIT’s
practices: problem-solving, student-centered, innovation and bringing
knowledge to bear on the world’s greatest challenges.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MIT Africa Empowering the Teachers Fellowship Programme 2020/2021

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