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Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators

Monday 8 August 2016, author(s)-editor(s) Kathryn Toure

West African teachers and professors who are appropriating information and communication technologies (ICT) are making it part and parcel of education and everyday life. In Mali and beyond, they adapt ICT to their milieus and work as cultural agents, mediating between technology and society. They yearn to use ICT to make education more relevant to life, facilitate and enhance African participation in global debates and scholarly production, and evolve how Africa and Africans are projected and perceived. In sum, educators are harnessing ICT for its transformative possibilities. The changes apparent in student-teacher relations (more interactive) and classrooms (more dialogical) suggest that ICT can be a catalyst for pedagogical change, including in document-poor contexts and ones weighed down by legacies of colonialism. Learning from the perspectives and experiences of educators pioneering the use of ICT in education in Africa can inform educational theory, practice and policy and deepen understandings of the concept of appropriation as a process of cultural change.

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ISBN 9789956763788
Pages 240
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2016
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

6 Book Reviews

  • Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators 8 August 2016 18:31, author(s)-editor(s) Professor Brehima Tounkara

    “The research that gave birth to this book reveals ruptures and renovations – in the ways we seek information, interact with each other, and teach and learn. The theoretical basis for understanding these sociocultural, technological and pedagogical changes, and the possibilities that flow from them, is inspired by great African as well as Western thinkers. Technology is perceived not simply as a lever for development but as a formidable tool for the popularization of African personality in the world market of the knowledge economy.”

    Professor Brehima Tounkara, former Director of Higher Education and Professional Development at the West African Economic and Monetary Union

  • “This book opens a door to the daily experiences of educators, in Mali in particular, with technology. The descriptions of their perspectives and realities are simultaneously intimate and theoretical. I hope the book inspires each reader – on both sides of the Atlantic – to appreciate African creativity, better understand sociocultural change and take the bull by the horns to evolve education for our times.”

    Oumar Papa Traore, Founder and Director of Yena Issa school in Mali

  • Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators 9 August 2016 08:50, author(s)-editor(s) Dr. Therese Mungah Shalo Tchombe

    This book shows how educators, in pedagogically appropriating technology, adopt a more organic than mechanical approach. Pedagogic principles are thus driven more by teachers than by technology. On this account the book is timely, in reminding West African educators of the significance of their role in the pedagogical appropriation of technology for quality teaching and learning that addresses African epistemologies, thought processes and cultural actions.

    Dr. Therese Mungah Shalo Tchombe,
    Emeritus Professor and Honorary Dean,
    UNESCO Chair for Special Needs Education,
    Faculty of Education, University of Buea

  • Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators 9 August 2016 08:51, author(s)-editor(s) Professeur Bréhima Tounkara

    La recherche qui a donné naissance à ce livre a été menée à un moment d’intenses rénovations et de bouleversements intervenus dans les approches de collecte et de traitement de l’information, dans les habitudes d’interactions avec autrui ainsi que dans les démarches d’enseigner et d’apprendre. La base théorique pour comprendre la signification de ces bouleversements et les énormes possibilités qui en découlent, s’inspirent des plus grands penseurs africains et occidentaux. Les nouvelles technologies doivent être perçues pas simplement comme un levier de développement, mais comme un formidable outil de popularisation de la personnalité africaine sur le marché mondial de l’économie du savoir.

    Professeur Bréhima Tounkara, Ancien Directeur de
    l’Enseignement supérieur et de la formation professionnelle de
    l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA)

  • Ce livre ouvre une porte à l’expérience des éducateurs, maliens en particulier, avec les technologies. Les descriptions de leurs perspectives et de leur vécu quotidien sont en même temps intimes et théoriques. J’espère que le livre inspire chaque lecteur – des deux côtés de l’Atlantique – à apprécier la créativité africaine, mieux comprendre le changement socioculturel et prendre le taureau par les cornes afin de faire évoluer l’éducation.

    Oumar Papa Traoré, Promoteur et
    Directeur de l’école Yéna Issa au Mali

  • Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators 9 August 2016 08:53, author(s)-editor(s) Dr Thérèse Mungah Shalo Tchombe

    Ce livre nous rappelle que les éducateurs adoptent, dans l’appropriation pédagogique des technologies, une approche plus organique que mécanique. Ce sont les enseignants, bien plus que les technologies, qui orientent les principes pédagogiques. Ainsi ce livre arrive-t-il en temps opportun pour rappeler aux éducateurs ouest-africains l’importance de leur rôle dans l’appropriation pédagogique des technologies pour un enseignement et un apprentissage de qualité qui tienne compte des épistémologies, de la démarche critique et des actions culturelles africaines.

    Dr Thérèse Mungah Shalo Tchombe,
    Professeur émérite et Doyenne honoraire,
    Chaire UNESCO pour les besoins éducatifs spéciaux,
    Faculté d’éducation, Université de Buéa