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Inclusive Innovation and Development

What are the potential impacts of inclusive innovations in the Global South? Could they help meet basic social needs and reduce inequality? Is security a precondition of innovation and development?

Senior Lecturer of DIET Bangalore Rural, Karnataka, using a computer to undertake the MOOC
29 January 2018

The OU's Dr Simon Cross discusses the impact that meeting some of the 40,000 TESS-India MOOC participants has had on him

26 January 2018

Save the Children's Dr Sandhya Paranjpe describes the 'paradigm shift' Teacher Educators experienced as a result of the TESS-India Programme

19 January 2018

Dr Sunita Singh, former TESS-India State Representative for Bihar, shares her teacher mentoring experiences in India

Image of classroom blackboard in India. Photo rights Lina Adinolfi
15 January 2018

A change of focus in many schools that teach through English could lead to better student learning outcomes, suggests the British Council.

TESS-India logo, with a grey and red map of India
12 January 2018

As part of our #OpenInsights series, former Senior DFID India Education Adviser, Colin Bangay, applies a venture capitalist framework to TESS-India

8 January 2018

By Dr Anna Riggall. Local languages can complement and support EMI in the classroom. Partnerships are required to achieve both learning and language goals of education. 

18 December 2017

By Dr Lina Adinolfi. Teachers in Indian low-cost English medium schools shift languages to enhance student understanding but children rarely have opportunities to speak either language in lessons.

11 December 2017

By Kimberly Safford. Teachers in Ghana recognise the difficulties caused by using only English but feel constrained from adopting more flexible approaches.


Local language use to support EMI in the classroom
4 December 2017

The Open University, British Council & the Education Development Trust (EDT) has been examining the impact English as the medium of instruction (EMI) can have on teaching & learning

28 November 2017

There has been a strong push towards universal primary education. But can we make it easier for children to understand in lessons?

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502