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Straight Talk Africa | Overcoming Educational Malpractice through Authentic Learning – Special Guest Dr. Lawrence Muganga

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Posted September 10, 2019 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Straight Talk Africa ~ 1,051 views

     

Shaka Ssali explores educational practices in Africa and beyond. He is joined by Lawrence Muganga, author of the book “You Can’t Make a Fish Climb Trees: Overcoming Educational Malpractice through Authentic Learning.” Dr. Muganga is a proponent of authentic learning focused on the individual and connecting what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications.

Meet Dr. Lawrence Muganga — Dr. Lawrence Muganga is Award-winning writer and author, researcher, educator, public policy practitioner, strategy advisor, development management Specialist and authentic learning enthusiast based in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Dr. Muganga earned his MA in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Muganga holds a Higher Education Teaching Certification from Harvard University, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Lawrence Muganga has extensively researched and written about a cutting-edge educational paradigm known as Authentic Learning, which, in short, means an education that prepares students for the real world by equipping them with real-life skills to face now and the future.

Dr. Muganga very often advises schools, governments, multi-national agencies, international aid organizations, education managers and administrators, curriculum development experts, educators, learning facilitators, trainers and independent citizens searching for solutions to better the education system to deliver meaningful learning. Lawrence’s advice is grounded in the urgent need to equip students with skills required to address the 21st century challenges and preparing them for a future about which nothing is certain but constant and rapid change with jobs perhaps unknown to us today.

Lawrence is a results-driven visionary with a stellar record of success providing sound policy advice, independent and well-thought-out analysis, clear and easy to read research products, developing and operationalizing strategies, programs and projects that engage and unite diverse visions, missions and organizations.

Lawrence is skilled at identifying and explaining complex policy & strategy issues, researching contentious issues, creating compelling research products that support easy decision making and realization of vision, conducting independent analysis, providing cutting edge policy advice, and building high-performing teams enthusiastic about achieving organization goals and objectives. Lawrence has held positions in Canada, Ethiopia, and Rwanda focused on researching, planning, developing, implementing, and assessing policies that contribute towards human capital development and improving the quality of life for populations.

Dr. Muganga is a recognized and award-winning professional within the areas of public policy and program management, he has established a network of contacts with local, national and international constituent groups including universities, think tanks, research and policy institutes, governments, multi-national development agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry-leading corporations.

Dr. Lawrence Muganga has recently written and published a must-read book that seeks to remedy the ills that have befallen the modern school system. In the book You Can’t Make “Fish Climb Trees”, Dr. Muganga advocates for a cutting-edge educational paradigm known as Authentic Learning, which, in short, means realistic learning in a real-life context. It means breaking down the walls of the school and taking education into the community. It means producing a tangible product that society can use. It means teaching students the soft skills, such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity that will enable their success in the real world.

Simply put, Dr. Lawrence Muganga is very authentic, aspirational, analytical, collaborative, and success-oriented and strongly believes in the futures that starts now.

Video Source — Voice Of America – Straight Talk Africa.


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