PROJECT UPDATE 14B

As promised, I am writing a bit more this month now that I have been able to do some field work. After what seemed like a barrage of Covid tests I finally made it to Ghana. My first day of work began with a stakeholder meeting comprising members of the educational...

PROJECT UPDATE 14A

Just last week I read a tweet an author had paired with a picture of himself and his family. It read: “When the stars align…” For him he had managed to capture the perfect moment where everything was going right. The stars were in place and energies were slowly making...

PROJECT UPDATE #13

Myths, lessons, and actions For as long as I can remember I have loved reading about the metaphysical and the magical. My favourite bedtime stories were the ones that allowed me to open my imagination so that ANYTHING was possible. My favourite of all were myths,...

Football made in Ghana

In the last couple of months, a lot has taken place in Ghana from football to COVID-19; from the commissioning of the National Mosque to voluntary contribution towards the building of a National Cathedral; and from the presentation of the Mid-Year Annual Budget Review...

PROJECT UPDATE #12

A little over a year ago during a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow mock interview, I was asked about the kinds of events that could delay my project. If there was no electricity for days, for example, how would I continue the work? I answered the question (perhaps naively)...

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PROJECT UPDATE #8

PROJECT UPDATE #8

Reopening of schools, jabs, and the future of education in Ghana  In this month's project update, I will be reflecting on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana and how it has affected teaching and learning. While Selena had planned to discuss the concept of fairness this...

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PROJECT UPDATE #7

PROJECT UPDATE #7

I thought I would keep this month’s project update brief, focusing on a few highlights to offer an idea of where the project is headed next. Good news is that we’re still on track. Much of the WP1 Horizon scan is complete (global). We are now starting to focus on...

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PROJECT UPDATE #6

PROJECT UPDATE #6

Preliminary findings … survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all...

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PROJECT UPDATE #5

PROJECT UPDATE #5

It’s 5am and all is quiet as I write this month’s project update. A combination of 2020 having drawn to a close and the stillness of the world outside is perhaps what is prompting me to reflect a little more keenly on where I’ve been this past year and where I’m going...

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PROJECT UPDATE #4

PROJECT UPDATE #4

Through its institutional processes of normalization, power hides rather than reveals and interprets the relationships that characterize its control over society and life. –Hardt & Negri, Empire

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PROJECT UPDATE #3

PROJECT UPDATE #3

I had wanted to begin my project update with an apology for being late. After all, I did say I intended to post one on the first of every month … But when the media finally called the US election yesterday, good news which I am still celebrating, and given the...

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