Innovative Thinking in Research, Teaching and Learning
This course provides students with practical innovative skills needed to complete the PhD process and beyond into their academic careers.
Focusing on creativity and problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and computational learning skills (the 5Cs), the course exposes students to innovative approaches in teaching, learning and conducting research for African’s advancement. These approaches include active teaching and learning strategies, innovative pedagogy, as well as the effective use of learning management systems, open educational electronic resources, and internet multimedia applications for academic work.
Students will engage in individual and group assignments that will provide opportunities to apply the knowledge, creative mindset, and skills of innovative thinking to evaluate the African Union’s Agenda 2063, a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 45 years.
Using the learner-centred and participatory approach, the class will meet physically and also use online technology to engage students, deliver course materials, and build a community of learners through the course website hosted on the University of Ghana’s SAKAI Learning Management System.