WAISSYA 2019 Summer School Registration:
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The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) is a program held every two years in West Africa. At each summer school, there are approximately 60 participants, mainly undergraduates and few graduate students, from across West Africa. The WAISSYA program is organized and taught by a collaboration of international astronomers, focussing on these major goals:
1. To empower West African students to pursue STEAM related subjects/courses and think scientifically about the world
2. To exchange ideas on education between West Africa and North America
3. To build a foundation for sustained astronomy partnership between West Africa, Canada, and the International community
4. To build a critical mass of astronomers in West Africa….
To achieve these goals, the innovative WAISSYA program is informed by research in science education: it focuses on developing instructors’ teaching practices, and on “inquiry based learning”, a paradigm in which students ask and investigate their own mini-research questions in small teams. We use research-based surveys and student reflections to measure student learning, and revise our curriculum for future summer schools based on the results. WAISSYA alumni are now attending graduate programs across the globe including in countries such as Canada, Portugal and Cameroon, as well as serving as teachers, scientists and engineers at home.
The 2019 WAISSYA Summer School will hold from October 28th to November 1st 2019 at the National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja Nigeria.
Happy WAISSYA 2019 Summer School Year!!!
For all enquiries, kindly contact the WAISSYA-2019 team using: email@example.com I +234 7034976983.
CALL FOR PROJECTS 2019: Support to the Development of French Higher Education in Africa (ADESFA).
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just launched a call for projects to support cooperation between French and African higher education institutions.
The project “Support to the Development of French Higher Education in Africa (ADESFA)” aims to support the initiatives of academic cooperation of French institutions throughout the African continent, supporting them in their exploratory approaches, in enabling better identification and adaptation to local needs, and promoting French pedagogical engineering to co-build youth training with African academic partners around the central goal of employability of graduates .
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