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Dr. Fennell awarded £200,000 contract as the Principal investigator on a DFID commissioned series of research studies on Activity Based Learning (ABL) in India.

last modified Jul 28, 2014 09:22 PM

Dr. Fennell has been awarded a £200,000 contract as the Principal investigator on a DFID commissioned series of research studies on Activity Based Learning (ABL) in India. The studies will look closely at not just what children learn, but how they learn. This includes gaining a better understanding of the ‘black box’ of classroom pedagogy and the teaching-learning process. There will also be an assessment of the influence of tools by which teachers, schools and governments have measured what children know and can do.

The studies will help to enrich our understanding of ABL and shed important light on the process of large-scale education reform. The lessons, including how to measure impact, will be useful not just within India, but equally beyond its borders. This is particularly relevant given that adaptations of the ABL model are currently being implemented in 14 States across India and several countries including Ghana, Nepal and Ethiopia.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.