Computer Science outreach team - Malawi Seminar
|Starts:||14:00 27 Sep 2017|
|Ends:||14:00 27 Sep 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Computer Science|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
A School seminar in which we will show what was done, discuss the experience, and debate the value of such an intervention in a very unequal world.
The outreach team has returned from a pilot project in Malawi, teaching computing in schools in the north of the country. It was a great experience all round, for the staff, CS students and teachers on the team, and for the schools, where we met real enthusiasm from the teachers and from the schoolchildren too, who engaged well with the subject despite never having touched a computer, or even a keyboard before! They requested we taught throughout the weekends as well, which we did. The message for next year is “bigger and better”, and planning has already begun.
There is a report on the project at http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/david.e.rydeheard/Malawi-report.pdf
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre 1.5