Succesful training on CBET, online teaching tools and 21st Century skills in Tanzania

09 December 2021

VETA Kipawa offers electrical technicians courses to students, as well as to current professional workers that are in need of upgrading their skills. The training center addresses the need for more attention to the topic of renewable energy in the training modules. In the project, we work on strengthening the knowledge and skills of teaching staff, who in turn can transfer this knowledge and skills to students.

  • Module 1: Technical content: (renewable energy sources in the electrical sector)
  • Module 2: Teaching skills: teaching techniques for Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) and PBL cases (practicals).
  • Module 3: Awareness and knowledge spreading for Renewable Energy: the importance of renewable energy, how to take on the role-model or change-agent role for students and within broader society

Recently, CINOP facilitated a training for Teachers of VETA KIPAWA in CBET, online teaching tools and 21st Century skills.

The workshop was very useful especially for us trainers, We learned from the CBET-input and developed new skills and tools.

a participant

During the training, the various elements of CBET were explored in such a way that they can be integrated in the development of courses in renewable energy. Furthermore, the teachers experimented and played with various digital learning  tools and last but not least, we discussed the importance of introducing entrepreneurial teaching tools in training. This last part offers various elements for life long learning and discussing values for the society.

  • Entrepreneurial learning depends on value creation. Value creation pedagogy requires learners to apply their new or existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes to create something of value to at least one external stakeholder outside their own group (class, course, functional unit in an organisation). The value that is created can be of any type: economic, social, cultural, including environmental or emotional. To create something of value for someone else requires empathy, meaning one has to have the capacity to step in their shoes, to understand their problems, adopt their point of view and engage them in the value creation process.

The teachers had a great time. Next week they will be further trained in technical content on renewable energy.

Read more about our project in Tanzania

Enabling Tanzania’s transition towards renewable energy by strengthening TVET for electricians