The Program offered the Fellows a unique opportunity to learn through interaction with leaders and policy experts in the field. Within the first three months, the Fellows attended a specially tailored workshop on the ‘Economics of Education’ at the CESifo Institute and participated in the CESifo Area Conference on the same topic in Munich.
The Fellows also visited the UNESCO IIEP (International Institute for Educational Planning) and the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Directorate for Education and Skills in Paris. At the IIEP, the Fellows learned about how to use learning assessment data for monitoring, the link between quality of education and learning levels of students, and the use of data for crisis-sensitive educational planning.
At the OECD, the Fellows learned about how the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) measures student learning, and about two surveys, including the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) as well as the Teaching Knowledge Survey.
Further, two of the Fellows, Jaah and Yselle along with the AEFP Director Ramaele Moshoeshoe, attended a workshop on ‘Enhancing Africa-Led Research on Early Childhood Development and Foundational Learning’ organized by the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) and the Education Sub-Sahara Africa (ESSA) in Nairobi.