Want to deliver the next generation of entrepreneurial and hands-on graduates?
Welcome to our blended learning programme for lecturers, instructors & researchers at universities or vocational training centres in agriculture and rural development.
Employers hire students even before they graduate because they are exactly what their business needs. Farmers, NGOs and agri-businesses do pay instructors for their training and services because they have benefitted from them. Your research could involve several committed stakeholders, allowing for results to published and shared widely to establish a strong academic standing.
The course Making Education Work is a three months blended learning programme. It combines the advantages of group learning and digital (on and offline) learning instruments.
In the group training you will learn from people from different contexts, getting exposure to other realities during real-life case studies and field visits. During the group training you will also be exposed to interactive learning and facilitation techniques.
The digital instruments will allow you to learn in the time that suite best to your agenda. It will also assure application and adaptation to your own reality, while being coached by trainers with a wide range of experience.
The course is absolute spot on with adequately exercise to stimulate your interest. There is no dull moment and the core of the issues bedevilling the educational, research and outreach sector are adequately addressed.
- Obokhai Kess Asikhia, Nigeria March 2018
You will learn how to link your classes with the future job reality of your students by identifying the needs of the labour market. You will learn practical ways to go beyond conventional teaching methodology in your courses. Based on your fellow participants’ cases you will learn to assess students’ competencies beyond the traditional exams. You will also visit Dutch education institutes to see these tools in action.
The last week you will to organise your research in such way that it leads to practical solutions that benefit producers or agribusiness directly. Through a field exercise, you will study action reach in an agriculture setting and reflect on your role as researcher based on various case studies. You will also make a personal action plan for your courses at home.
You will learn about the recent trends in tertiary education and learn to make you curricula competence based. You will learn to present with impact and use video as a tool to sell your key message to your students and trainees. You will learn how to create more interaction in small and large audience and motivate student to take a pro-active approach.
The digital modules consists of audio and video files, transcripts, ready-made templates, practical assignments and background reading
You get personal feedback of the iCRAtrainers and fellow trainees on your practical assignments and implementation coaching after the group training. This way you will assisted to apply everything you learned in an effective way and achieve your personal learning objectives to the max.
During online group mastermind sessions you can ask all the questions you like and discuss and reflect upon common challenges with your fellow trainees and iCRA trainer.
The course is specially designed for professionals that:
This course is a recognised NUFFIC course and therefore qualifies for OKP & MENA Scholarships. Each course participant will receive a certificate of attendance after successfully completing the course.