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Education Unscripted

Education Unscripted

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Education Unscripted is initiated and hosted by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre. It is an expression of the National Innovation Collaborative for Education (NICE), a community that fosters learning and collaboration among education innovators. The podcast series seeks to unpack education issues in Nigeria and Africa, from a nuanced, data-driven and culturally relevant perspective.
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Supporting Dyslexia Awareness in Schools and Workplaces
Creating a dyslexia friendly school and workplace begins with the awareness of challenges and strengths associated with dyslexia. It is important to embrace an inclusive culture to help people with disability to thrive in our schools and workplaces. Olayide Odediran weighs in on this topic drawing from her experience as Director of Dyslexia Nigeria.
October 25, 2021
Exploring Inclusive Education Pathways
Children living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups continue to experience exclusion from education. Education programmes should be made effective for these groups. This episode with Basirat Razaq-Shuaib explores pathways to Inclusive education.
August 20, 2021
Thriving with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Early Intervention and Education
Here's another interesting conversation on inclusive education. In this episode we speak with Dotun Akande on Autism Spectrum Disorder. She brings to bear her over 20 years experience with Autism advocacy, and 15 years in teaching, speaking about educational support for autistic children.
August 03, 2021
Baring Inclusive Education: A Cue from Cerebral Palsy Advocacy
What is Cerebral Palsy? What are the educational challenges children with Cerebral Palsy face, and how can we support them? Bukola Ayinde provides practical answers to these questions, having published books on disability awareness and inclusion, and featured in several National Newspapers and magazines.
July 19, 2021
Down Syndrome Awareness: Advocacy and Inclusion
When embraced and supported, children with special needs experience more success in their education. This episode of Education Scripted features Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie, as she shares her experience in raising awareness about Down Syndrome.
July 12, 2021
Education Unscripted Season 4 Trailer
Every child, regardless of what ever challenge they may have, should have access to quality education, and an inclusive education system should cater to the diversity of needs of all learners. This season of Education Unscripted Podcast would examine all aspects of inclusive education. We would be having critical conversations with some of the brightest minds. Watch out for Season 4
July 07, 2021
Learning Assessments Development: Insights from the LEARNigeria Remedial Programme
Assessments are crucial in making inferences about the learning and development of children. How can our assessments be developed. In this interview with Morenike, she shares important considerations for assessment development, from her experience with the innovative LEARNigeria Remedial Programme.
July 02, 2021
Education Inequality: The Reality in Underserved Communities
As the year 2030 draws closer, access to quality education still remains an issue in many underserved communities in Nigeria, which is majorly due to financial constraints. How are children in underserved communities learning? Aramide Kayode shares her experience providing free and quality education to children from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Her story would inspire you to do more.
June 29, 2021
Bridging Education Gap in Rural Communities
Education is a critical tool for improved quality of life and human capital development. However, children in rural communities are faced with significant barriers to quality education. The REEL Foundation led by Ajoke Omoware-Adeola is closing this gap. In this episode of Education Unscripted, we explore education in rural communities.
May 27, 2021
Returning to Learning in a Pandemic
Learning largely takes place in schools, however unprecedented changes that came with the pandemic affected the teaching-learning process. How can children recover from the effect of the pandemic? In this episode with Ibironke Olurotimi, we talk about how parents and teachers can support children's learning in a pandemic.
May 11, 2021
E-learning in Africa: The Afrilearn Experience
E-learning is an amazing substitute for classroom learning. It takes away the physical barrier. This becomes even more amazing when children get to learn curriculum-relevant subjects and topics from the comfort of their homes. Isaac Oladipupo leads a team that brings to life what used to be a mere dream in the education space in Africa, through the Afrilearn platform. Join us on this very interesting conversation as we find out how Afrilearn is bridging learning gap.
March 24, 2021
Education and Nation Building: The Nexus
Education is germane to development of any society and quality of life. What are the implications of political instability and bureaucracy on effective education policy formulation? What are the major roadblocks to transformation of the education sector? Find out these answers as we speak with the Reformer, Alero Ayida-Otobo. Her interesting career tells how she is raising young and budding Nigerians to demand for change.
March 05, 2021
Mother Tongue-Based Education: Impact on Learning
There are so many misconceptions around mother-tongue based education, its benefits and downsides. In this conversation with Lydia Ezihe Onuoha, she brings to bare, realities about mother tongue-based teaching and learning. Join us, as we share in her years of experience as a mother tongue and language development specialist
March 05, 2021
The Future of Work
In an ever changing world, the past couple of months have introduced a barrage of changes. These changes have forced individuals and organizations to adapt or become obsolete. On today's episode of Education Unscripted, we talk about the future of work with HR professional Toyin Odukoya, and how individuals and organizations can adapt in the face of #COVID-19 and an ever changing world, to remain relevant and productive.
March 03, 2021
The Education Finance Landscape in Nigeria
Education innovations are no doubt a great way to create sector-level change. However, how can innovations work without funds? Join Obinna Ukachukwu, on this episode of Education Unscripted, as we explore Education Financing in Nigeria
February 08, 2021
Exploring the Future of Education in Nigeria.
As the world recovers from the effects of the pandemic, it is important to review the realities of the situation and chart a course for the future. Join us on this episode of Education Unscripted as we explore the gaps, opportunities, and the current and future priorities for the education sector in Nigeria.
November 12, 2020
Innovating for Scale: The Role of Educators
For innovation to have any impact in a society, it must scale. How do we get innovation to scale? Who are the keys that will help this scaling? Today on Education Unscripted, Wunmi Tolu-Alalade, an award-winning educator, shares how educators can help scale innovation in a society.
October 30, 2020
Exploring the "New Normal" in Education
Games are a great way to help children learn! Titilope Adewusi, co-founder of 9ja kids, which produces creative and ingenious games for children, describes the new normal in education and how it is changing the face of education in the nation. What are your thoughts on the "new normal"?
October 08, 2020
Virtual Reality: A New Learning Experience
As the world recovers from the effects of the pandemic, it is vital that the lessons learnt from the pandemic, regarding facilitating the delivery of educational contents, are not forgotten. The use of virtual reality as a learning tool is therefore an innovative and exciting addition to the delivery of education content. Join us as we discuss with our esteemed guest, Dr. Ohu from the Lagos Business School, who delves into the role of virtual reality as a tool in character-building and education management.
October 02, 2020
Are Nigerian Students Learning in the midst of Covid-19?
When the world was slammed with COVID19, everything ground to a halt including schools. How did Nigerian students cope? How did they learn? What was done to facilitate learning and how efficient was it? Find the answers to all these on this episode of Education Unscripted. This episode highlights key findings of the TEP-NESG Education Inovation Survey.
July 31, 2020
The Rise of Instant Messaging as a Learning Platform in Nigeria
As the pandemic persists, it is evident that instant messaging platforms like Telegram and Whatsapp have been repurposed for largely pedagogical purposes. This session, with the convener of the popular Successor Generation Community (SGC) Whatsapp School, Johnson Abbaly, would explore the factors behind this rise including the mode of teaching and learning, benefits, successes and challenges among others issues.
July 09, 2020
Let's Play: A Parent's Guide to Play-Based Learning!
With the continued closure of schools due to the spread of COVID 19, Education Unscripted explores the goodness of play and play-based learning as a tool to ensure continuity of learning for young children with Oluwatomi Nweke, Mummy-in-Charge of the Treehouse Playhouse!
June 08, 2020
Inclusive Education in a Fast-Paced World: The Remarkable Story of Jonah Amosu
In the wake of COVID19, only a few countries have special measures for learners with special needs. Join us, as inclusive education enthusiast, Jonah Amosu, who has recorded great personal success in spite of visual impairment, shares on how education innovations can be more inclusive and accepting of persons living with disabilities.
May 20, 2020
Making EdTech Work in Nigeria During COVID-19: Lessons from Mavis Computel
Stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, education innovations have arisen as disruptors in the education sector- they keep children learning even within the confines of the home. But is this learning model sustainable? Join us as we discuss with Chizaram Uchega of Mavis Computel as he shares insights on how we can institutionalise this new learning model for impact in the education sector.
May 08, 2020
From Homeschooling to Harvard: The Story of a Family in Nigeria.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are faced with the challenging task of actively engaging in what and how their children are learning. This has sparked recent conversations about homeschooling and its relevance in these times.   On this episode of Education Unscripted, our special guests are a unique family of four, the Fakoya family, whose two children: Foluyinka and Bolutife, were homeschooled in Warri, Nigeria. Both of them ended up receiving offers from the prestigious Harvard University, which one of them took up.   This atypical family shared insights on how homeschooling can provide a holistic learning experience. They also shared how the following characteristics strengthened their homeschooling approach: a strong family reading culture, instilling a sense of independence, setting clear expectations, quality family time, and an unconventional approach to television!  Subscribe to this podcast and join the conversation as we explore the potentials homeschooling as an educational approach in the 21st century.
May 01, 2020
Resilience in the midst of the COVID-19: The Lagos State Experience
This episode explores the experience of Lagos State in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Honourable Commissioner of Education in Lagos State, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo discussed the challenges surmounted and opportunities identified as the state government takes unprecedented steps to ensuring that children continue learning in this period.
April 18, 2020
Education Unscripted: Trailer
Highlighting education innovations has never been as important as it is currently with the COVID-19 pandemic causing a delay in the global education system. As we introduce this podcast, we hope that you come along for an exciting journey into the world of education innovations, exploring the technologies and brains behind them! Education Unscripted is an expression of the National Innovation Collaborative for Education (NICE) which is curated by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre.
April 16, 2020