Project leader: Sirkku Männikkö-Barbutiu
Other researchers: Dr. Grace Nyagah, Dr. Andrew Riechi, Dr. Mercy Mugambi and Dr. Phylisters Daisy Matula from the University of Nairobi; pedagogical developer Annika Käck from DSV
Partners: University of Nairobi; Department of Educational Administration and Planning
Project duration: 2013-

The initial partners of the project, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University and Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Nairobi, Kenya share an interest in empowering and developing locally grounded teacher professionalism through ICT. For the two universities, teacher education is a part of their assignment as universities.

The overall aim of the project is to facilitate teachers’ professional development by supporting and stimulating development of solutions to local educational challenges through the use of digital technology and a collaborative action research approach. The project will bring together teachers from Kenya and Sweden with the aim of developing teaching strategies through collaborative action research.

Goals of the project are:
• To develop teaching methods that explore multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches adapted to local conditions and needs.
• To develop a self-sustained framework for school-based professional development for teachers in Kenya and in Sweden.
• to develop and test a number of technical solutions and methods for teachers´ learning and professional collaboration
• to increase understanding of strengths and weaknesses of different teaching methods among participants
• to produce research results concerning e-learning/mobile learning
• to produce research results concerning methods for professional development – with direct implications for local teaching practices