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    The real cost of teaching in a refugee camp: Asking the difficult questions

    Carron, Djemila and Costa, Alessandra and Do Sul, Tatiana and O'Keeffe, Paul and Ngabirano, Maxim and Radjabu, Assani (2023) The real cost of teaching in a refugee camp: Asking the difficult questions. Prospects. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0033-1538

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    This article asks difficult questions about higher-education courses provided by Western institutions to people living in refugee camps. It critically examines a blended-learning approach that incorporates a massive online open course (MOOC) into a scaffolded higher-education program—the University of Geneva’s Connected Blended Learning model—in the Kakuma refugee camp. It assesses the effectiveness of this approach in an accredited University of Geneva human-rights law course, which ran in the Kakuma camp from 2017 to 2020. On the basis of the long experience of the course leaders and research carried out with students who participated in the course, the article explores ways of improving this model by answering difficult questions about the real cost of teaching in a refugee camp. This paper was co-written by a professor, a researcher, and students who were involved in the course, two of whom are refugees living in Kakuma refugee camp.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Higher education; Refugees; Human rights; Blended learning; Online learning; Scafolded learning;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > International Development
    Item ID: 17379
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    Depositing User: Paul O'Keeffe
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 11:18
    Journal or Publication Title: Prospects
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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