Blogs

Lessons from Rwanda part 2 - teaching and learning hinges on trust

Kay Flewelling
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 5:44pm

Here's part two of our blog series from Innovation Unit's project based learning coach, Kay Flewelling from her experiences as part of Rwanda's Innovation Hub, working with the Ministry of Education to establish a supportive environment for innovation, to bring about improvements in teaching and learning:

Although I am a teacher — and have been for now fourteen years in various capacities — for the...

Lessons from Rwanda - enabling education innovation in a resource-constrained country

Kay Flewelling
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 2:54pm

The University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education successfully led a bid in late 2014 for funding from the Department for International Development to develop a ‘hub for innovation’ in the Rwandan education system. Launched in October, a consortium is now working with the Ministry of Education to establish a supportive environment for innovation, to bring about improvements in...

The Power of Storytelling in Public Services

Fan Sissoko
Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 9:17am

“Imagine that, in the space of a year, you become unrecognizable to those around you and to yourself. You look in the mirror, but the person staring back at you is a stranger. You endure the stares of pity from those who knew you before your illness, fully aware that they believe you have ‘let yourself go’ or otherwise allowed this to happen to your body. Strangers and new friends only know you this way, and think you’re a fat, minging, moaning, disabled hag with a beard and scraggy hair and always have been this way.”

As part of a piece of research about people’s...