Lecture Series on Arts, Cultures, Policies & Educational Practices #2

Lecture   14.10.2021
Live Streaming
12-1.30 p.m.
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The Role of Competency-Based Education and Training / Music Education in Kenya

Speakers: Dr. Mary Clare Kidenda and Prof. Emily Achieng’ Akuno (Nairobi/Kenya)
Moderation: Ana Manhey Ahrens and Franziska Batozynska

photo: Dr. Eukabeth Kidenda

Mary Clare Kidenda is a senior lecturer and the Academic Team Leader in the Department of Design and Creative Media at The Technical University of Kenya with 36+ years of teaching experience in secondary schools and universitiesHer research interest is in Design Practice and Planning in the informal sector and more recently in Visual Arts Therapy.

The Role of Competency-Based Education and Training to Enhance the Quality of Design Practice and Planning in Jua Kali artisan’s Skills as a Community of Learners in Kenya
Education and training of all Kenyans is critical in realizing the Kenya Vision 2030 because it provides quality education and training that is globally competitive. Therefore, the Citizens must be equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to become relevant to the changing social and economic demands. This lesson looks at how the Competency-Based Education and Training approach provides a remedial training solution for the Jua Kali community of learners by developing a Design Training Framework.

photo: Sona Shoppe

Emily Achieng’ Akuno is a professor of music of The Technical University of Kenya. Currently she serves as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs at The Co-operative University of Kenya. She trained as a performer-educator in Kenya, USA and the UK. Her research interests veer towards cultural relevance in music education.

Music Education in Kenya – Persistent Thoughts by Emily Achieng’ Akuno
The story of music education is coloured by political and economic activities and their impact on cultural perceptions, considerations and practices. This interrogation of Kenyan music education considers:

  • Concepts of and approaches to music education 
  • Policy and theory 
  • Culture at the heart of music education

Ultimately, the presentation seeks to tackle What we do, how we do it, and why in the name of music education.