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INTRODUCING MAP APPROACH IN TEACHING WILL ADDRESS A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES IN RWANDAN EDUCATION SYSTEM

11 Oct 2021

From 4 to 8 October 2021, the University of Rwanda-College of Education under the support of Mobile Arts for Peace ( MAP) organized a workshop at UR-SPIU aimed to develop the continuous professional development ( CPD) Certificate in teaching using music, dance and drama lesson plans, produce the program proposal, program structure and the module descriptions.

Participants to this workshop included UR-CE lecturers trained in the MAP methodology, Master Trainers in MAP approach trained in the methodology by the University of Lincoln), an official from the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), representatives of the Rwanda Art Council representing music, dance and drama respectively, among others.

The CPD developed is expected to be deeply informed by the MAP approach and to address a number of problems observed in the education system in Rwanda.
As far as achievements of the workshop is concerned, the 12 MAP lesson plans corresponding to 12 MAP units were completed, the program proposal, program structure and program specifications developed and put in the required format, Then the Module descriptions were produced and edited.

The second workshop was organized under the support of the project was held from 12-17 December 2021 to continue working on the CPD. This workshop targeted 3 important activities :
Firstly, participants produced model lesson plans in teaching maths, science (biology, chemistry, physics), social sciences and languages using music, dance and drama.
Secondly, they developed a teacher guide showing how high school teachers can use music, dance and drama as they teach different subjects : maths, sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), social sciences and languages. A total of 8 model lesson plans were developed. These model lesson plans are about maths, biology, chemistry, physics, history, English, Kinyarwanda, and literature.
Finally, they produced a teacher guide in teaching using music, dance and drama.

Story by
NTIRANDEKURA Schadrac
PRO, UR-CE

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