Learning doesn’t happen by magic. Rather, teachers must make important decisions to ensure learning, especially when integrating technology and media into a lesson. In the views of scholars, Smaldino, et al. (2014) learners in the 21st century need to be better educated to assume the challenges of continually evolving knowledge and skills requirements for the future. This is what Aga Khan Schools in Tanzania have been aiming for during the last 40 years of providing education.
The Aga Khan Schools are governed by the philosophy that today’s learning must prepare students for an unpredictable tomorrow, and thus lifelong learning is a cornerstone in helping students toward knowing how to approach the evolving knowledge and skills of their future.
The Aga Khan Schools, including Aga Khan Nursery and Primary School (AKNPS) and Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School (AKMSS), are champions in preparing students for a world revolutionized by the 4th Industrial Revolution. Pilar Quezzaire, Curriculum Manager for Educational Technology and Design at the IB, says: “Edtech serves schools that know their mission and pedagogy, and who strategize with technologies that aid and extend them both.”
These schools are part of The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) that operates more than 200 schools and educational programs in East Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. Each school aims to provide quality education that impacts a broad set of skills and knowledge and that develops independent and critical thinking abilities.
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