Lessons learned from a Finnish - Namibian Collaboration on Education
About the project
The Dololearn project pilots Future Education methods in Namibia and Southern Africa.
This approach makes use of some of the successes from the Finnish education system and adopts these to a Southern African context. The solutions aim to achieve an improved return on investment of our education sector by implementing progressive methods, but with a fraction of the resources available.
The pilot focused on three aspects of Future Education namely
i) progressive pedagogical methods
ii) new types of learning environments and
The project objective is to pilot and validate the Future School concept and develop a model that can be scaled nationally and regionally. Progressive pedagogical methods for 21st century learning are introduced through teacher training and e-learning which are supported through creative learning environments at the pilot schools.
The general objective is to establish progressive teaching and learning methods in creative environments and thereby lay a foundation for early stage entrepreneurial development in Southern Africa.
Results and Impact
The images on the right show some of the key results of the project that were achieved during the 18 month period at the pilot schools. The data was gathered from a series of interviews with teachers from both schools.
All project details, activities, and results are also available in this publication. Feel free to download and share widely.