The Active Learning Project aims to improve the quality of nursery and primary education through the implementation of active learning. By engaging teacher training colleges, primary schools, and education officials in active learning training and technical support, we hope to equip and empower Uganda's future leaders with increased content knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards learning.
The outdated culture of lecture-based learning and rote memorization as dominant methods of teaching in Uganda are not preparing students to be creative and critical thinkers, analytical problem solvers, and ethical decision makers. A nation of brilliant young minds are memorizing content but can not apply it to the world around them. The African SOUP's Active Learning Project will predominantly benefit teachers with enhanced student outcomes as a natural by product.
The Active Learning Project redesigns the way education is delivered in Uganda by training teachers to use activity-based learning methods in their classrooms. Existing teachers, teachers in training, and government officials are being engaged in this process. ALP will lead to enhanced teacher engagement and effectiveness, and will impact children to critically examine the world around them, leading to job creators, ethical leaders, and creative problem solvers.
The pilot phase of ALP has impacted over 10,000 students and hundreds of educators at 20 pilot schools and one teacher training college. It is our goal to achieve national adoption of active learning as the mandated pedagogy of teaching in all schools across Uganda by gaining the support and endorsement of the Ugandan Ministry of Education. We believe this will set Ugandan youth up for success to become the next generation of leaders in their country.