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Registration still open for the 3rd African Continental Conference on Curriculum (Banjul, The Gambia, 23-26 May 2022)



Co-organized by the African Curriculum Association (ACA), the Organization of Educational Cooperation (OEC), UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE), the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education of The Gambia, and the CESA Curriculum Cluster of the African Union (AU), the 3rd African Continental Conference on Curriculum entitled “Education Technology & Curriculum Alignment in the New Era” will take place in Banjul, The Gambia (23-26 May 2022). The event will bring together curriculum developers, implementers, education administrators, partners, teacher trainers, and other key stakeholders to discuss and explore solutions to education challenges in Africa.

There is considerable need for national curricula to reflect on the changes that are taking place in the world inside and outside educational institutions. Africa, like any other continent around the globe, is faced with rapidly changing demands to respond to economic, environmental, social and political transformations, which implies usage of innovative and higher order competencies (knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and their application). Within this context, education is not only expected to meet novel demands, but also to prepare students for a future where the competencies they will need in order to succeed are constantly changing. Therefore, quality education is at the center of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Continental Strategy for Africa also advocates for increasing access to quality and relevant education and learning.

The quest for lasting solutions to education problems in Africa requires that practitioners dialogue and come up with strategies to address the challenges in a holistic way. It is in this context that the 3rd African Continental Conference on Curriculum is conceived. The Conference will provide a unique opportunity to reflect on possible mismatch between the intended, the implemented, and the achieved curriculum, explore the potential of technology and innovations to enhance curriculum processes and products, and consider the curricular implications of translating global goals into national contexts. The discussions are expected to lead to recommendations on how Africa can make progress towards holistic, quality curricula and education using hybrid mode, which requires that many countries redesign their national curricula in order to prepare young people for critically addressing current and coming challenges.

The Conference will be carried out in various formats, including plenary sessions, presentations, breakaway sessions, workshops, ACA General Assembly at the closure of the Conference, and a tour of the most important sites in The Gambia. Three sub-themes will be developed and discussed: 1) Curriculum Transformation & Representativeness, 2) Teacher Education & Professional Development, and 3) Learning Assessments. The following outcomes are expected:
  • Participants’ knowledge and experience will be shared on the different themes presented;
  • Participants will have better understanding of the need for curriculum, teacher education, learning assessment, and other related processes to be aligned;
  • Recommendations will be made on the application of technology in curriculum, teacher education, learning assessment and other related processes, as well as in the process of aligning them;
  • The foundation will be laid for long-term partnerships between the co-organizers and other institutions.

We sincerely invite your participation in this event. Please note that all participants are required to register on the Conference website:
For more information, please read the concept note below.

Download the concept note here.