Collaborative learning seminar with University of Makeni, Sierra Leone
The Department of International Development (DID) has a long-established relationship with the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) in Sierra Leone (initiated in Kimmage Development Studies Centre). The Department welcomes its’ renewed engagement with the Department of Development Studies, UNIMAK, particularly in the current context of a global pandemic and the challenges for engagement which that presents.
DID and UNIMAK held a collaborative learning seminar on 15th March 2021, a jointly organised event hosted online by UNIMAK. The seminar entitled, ‘Teaching and Research in Development Studies in the Light of COVID’, focused on the experiences of both partners in teaching and research in development studies since the pandemic emerged. Staff of both universities shared their respective experiences in very different contexts, and reflected on challenges and lessons learned in the process. The reflexive presentations and ensuing discussion was engaging and informative, challenging assumptions and highlighting some key issues for both partners.
We at DID draw inspiration from our colleagues in UNIMAK and look forward to further engagement, shared learning and research in the near future. Collaborative learning seminar details