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Photo of Dr Alison Buckler at Ethiopia's National Teachers’ Conference

‘Thinking differently’ about teacher support in remote schools

17 December 2018

Dr Alison Buckler, a Research Fellow in International Education and Development at The Open University recently delivered the keynote speech at Ethiopia's National Teachers’ Conference. Find out more in her blog.

Workshop launches new GCRF-funded research project 'Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa'

5 December 2018

The Open University hosted the inception workshop for its new GCRF Inclusive Societies project on How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa (now shortened to Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa (ICCA)) on 15-19 October 2018.

How a force for good is tackling poverty

6 November 2018

Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance, talks about a recent workshop she attended as part by the Finance Innovation Lab to discuss ideas to tackle the poverty premium.

Research institute focuses on future of innovation in life sciences and international development

5 June 2018

Insights from this year's Innogen Institute annual meeting, which marked the move of the Institute’s Directorship from the University of Edinburgh to The Open University.

Technology-enabled language learning for refugees and migrants

22 April 2018

Dr Koula Charitonos shares important insights from a recent roundtable focused on the role of technology in language education for migrants and refugees.

Exploring teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria through PhD study

4 April 2018

Ayomide Oluseye is a PhD student with The Open University, studying into teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria. In this blog, Ayomide shares what inspired her to focus on this for her PhD and what she hopes to achieve.

Image of Training MOOC Facilitators in Kabwe – Sept 2017. Over 400 teacher educators registered for the MOOC and 50% of them completed. (Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa on FutureLearn.

Collaborating to support teacher learning in Zambia

4 April 2018

A look at the history and impact of the OU's Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) in Zambia, by Kris Stutchbury, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education and Academic Director of TESSA. 

Where are we 100 years after women got the vote?

8 March 2018

It has been 100 years since the first women secured the right to vote in the UK, but we are still 200 years away from gaining gender parity.

The Oxfam Case: Why are we so outraged?

15 February 2018

Professor Helen Yanacopulos discusses the collective sense of denial surrounding the recent Oxfam scandal

Using TESS-India materials to motivate teachers

1 February 2018

STIR's Chief Programme Officer, James Townsend, shares how TESS-India materials are used to implement a ‘See, Feel and Change’ approach

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