September 28, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Conference, Ghana

Remodelling Education for Sustainable Teaching and Learning


Education in the 21st century has taken a new dimension with emphasis on modernization and technology. Over the last few years, the Government of Ghana has aimed to improve education sector performance through its education reform programmes to strengthen service delivery and ensure that well-intentioned policy goals translate into improved learning outcomes and future workforce development. Improving access and quality of education in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has made these efforts more challenging. The Ministry of Education has therefore aimed to identify ways to ensure education targets are achievable and sustainable through innovations and effective quality control systems for better planning, accountability, teaching, and learning.
 

The Evidence Summit, which forms part of the National Education Week (NEW), will be held on September 29, 2021. The event will bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to a) share rigorous evidence that has been collected about innovative approaches to improving access to STEM education and use of digital technology in learning, in Ghana and internationally; and b) identify ways to build resilience in the education system for quality education delivery.

The Ministry of Education holds the National Education Week (NEW) annually to engage stakeholders in the review of sector performance and collectively strategize towards the attainment of sector targets in the ensuing year. The theme for NEW 2021 focuses on “Reimagining education for national transformation."

The Evidence Day of NEW provides a platform to discuss best practices and to draw out lessons for policy and education planning. Papers will be presented, linked to this year’s NEW theme, across the sub-sectors of education from early grade to tertiary level. This will assist the policymakers and sector practitioners with evidence to inform reform, planning, and policy implementation for improved service delivery.

More information about the summit's themes and the call for papers is available here

Summit Structure and Goals

The evidence summit will aim to:

  • Share results of high-quality research on what works in education from researchers and academics doing work in Ghana and internationally.
  • Engage and inform stakeholders of emerging practices and innovations to improve education services delivery and attain quality education.
  • Translate evidence into action by highlighting policy recommendations to inform the technical discussions and planning process during the NEW.

Call for Papers

A Call for Papers is being made to solicit an array of research work being carried out across the country and internationally. A Censor Panel of three members from MoE/GES, academia, and IPA convened to review the submissions and select high-quality studies whose lessons can inform the sector planning processes.

Papers to be presented will be on Basic Education (including early childhood education), Secondary Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Tertiary Education, and Planning and Management.

Papers can be submitted at https://bit.ly/2UkDtnk.

For all inquiries, please email GHA_NEW2021@poverty-action.org

Information about the previous Education Week in 2019 is available here