Kenyan delegation of the "ICT Integration in education" visits Belgium
In June 2010, seven members of the Kenyan Ministry of Education visit Belgium and the Netherlands. The study visit takes place in the framework of the MOE-VVOB ICT Integration in Education Programme in collaboration with the KESSP ICT Investment Programme. The study visit envisages to attain more insights on ICT integration in the classroom with a focus on teacher professional development: What does it look like? How to use ICTs in a way that it invokes and stimulates learning? And how to build teachers’ capacity for effective use and integration of ICT in the classroom?
The study visit is an opportunity for information exchange, exposure to good examples of ICT integration in the classroom and debate with other professionals engaged in ICT integration in Education to ensure continued learning and with a view to establish collaboration with partner institutes.
Malle, Belgium - A delegation from the Kenyan Ministry of Education visited the school ‘Immaculata Institute Oostmalle’. They were introduced to the international award winning ICT project ‘Teacher Aid’ of the teacher Bart Verswijvel. With this project Mr. Verswijvel wants to tackle the digital gap between teachers and pupils."
© Article and photo: Louis Verbraeken for the Flemish newspapers 'Het Nieuwsblad' and 'De Standaard'
Besides this school, the delegation also visits KlasCement, Ghent University, the Regional Expertise Center (REN) at the Catholic University of Leuven, Catholic University College Limburg, and the Flemish Ministry of Education, and is invited by some similar organisations in the Netherlands.