ACELL 31st October 2014

The School of Education launched its Annual Conference on Education and lifelong Learning on 31st October 2014.The event took place in the month of October which is the month in which the World Teachers’ Day (October 5) is celebrated globally. The conference was aimed at providing a platform for staff and students to share knowledge gained through research in education.
The conference main theme was “Enhancing Human Rights through Research and Education” while the major subthemes focused on Emerging Trends in Education, Management and Finance of Education, the Language of Education, Inclusive Education and Contemporary Issues in Educational Development and Practice.
Prof. Olive Mugenda the Vice Chancellor Kenyatta University graced the occasion as the Chief Guest who is also a renowned scholar. In her speech, which was read by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research Innovation & Outreach) Prof. F.Q. Gravenir, the VC outlined historical foundation of the School of Education which makes it the oldest and largest in terms of student population and thus giving it mandate to set pace in institutionalising scholarly activities such as conferencing. She acknowledged the continuous research and dissemination that happened through the Bureau of Education Research alongside the international exposure among its staff who travels to other international destinations of conferences with objective of exchanging scholarly ideas. [...Read more of this speech].
Other key scholars who participated included Dr. Sheila Parvyn Wamahiu who was the Keynote Speaker of the event. Dr. Wamahiu is a globally renowned education scholar, an education consultant researcher and a founder member of Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK). She has also served in UNICEF New York and also UNICEF Uganda as the chief of education.
The Conference themes were organized to provide space for early career academics who are in the process of considering topics for post-doctoral research, post-graduate graduands (Masters’ and PhD) in education who completed their studies in the previous 4 years and who wished to reflect on, and share aspects of their research experiences and findings with experienced education scholars who are in the field of education. A total of 24 papers from various countries were presented at this inaugural occasion, thus making the presenters and the audience part of the pioneering team that gave the October Education Conference a firm foundation to develop a culture of conferencing.

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 Conference Dates4th -5th October 2018 

THEME: Educational Reforms and Technological Advancement: Enhancing Teacher Education, Training and Competence-based Learning

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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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