Formal & Informal Learning practices in Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique. An exploratory study.

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Formal & Informal Learning practices in Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique. An exploratory study.

  1. 1. Formal and Informal Learning Practices in Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique Sara Vannini, Marta Pucciarelli, Isabella Rega NewMinE Lab, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  2. 2. [MaitlandReport1984,UNMillenniumDeclaration2000,WSIS2003,WSIS2005] Universal Access digitaldivide knowledgesociety
  3. 3. Public Access to ICTs Venues Accesstoinformation AccesstoKnowledge(4Development) Accesstotheskillstobenefitofaccess
  4. 4. Public Access to ICTs Venues Accesstoinformation AccesstoKnowledge(4Development) Accesstotheskills tobenefitofICTs
  5. 5. development of ICTs skills eLearning & distance education access to development-relevant content (health, agriculture, human rights, civic participation) Public Access to ICTs Venues
  6. 6. telecentres community radios
  7. 7. Communities beneficiaries & providers of their own learning
  8. 8. Computer Courses Radio Debates Local Music radio broadcasting Homeworks at the telecentre eLearning Be a good Journalist Social work Development Programs in the Radio Computer tips from peers Finding information to broadcast
  9. 9. Computer Courses Radio Debates Local Music radio broadcasting Homeworks at the telecentre eLearning Social work Development Programs in the Radio Computer tips from peers Finding information to broadcast Be a good Journalist
  10. 10. What kind of learning is promoted by CMCs according to Mozambican local stakeholders perceptions? Are CMCs bridges between formal and informal learning in Mozambique?
  11. 11. What kind of learning is promoted by CMCs according to Mozambican local stakeholders perceptions? Are CMCs bridges between formal and informal learning in Mozambique?
  12. 12. CommunityInitiating Agencies Staff
  13. 13. Community Users -(RC+TC) #95 -(RC) #72 Non-Users #8 Initiating Agencies #2 Staff #57
  14. 14. Analysis # 1 Interviews – whole corpus
  15. 15. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Molding the polis through the community radio Learning informatics at the telecenter Computers as possibly connected typewriters Users edu- tainment experience with the radio What we sell is photocopie s : An instrument al view of telecenters services The CMC as a bureaucra tic umbrella
  16. 16. 1] Molding the polis through the community radio A community radio is an institution for information with the vocation of letting the community receive the necessary information, the information that is important for its conviviality, for its interaction, it is an institution that creates an opportunity for the people to interact with one another and with other people at the international level .
  17. 17. 2] Users’ edutainment experience with the radio In the radio what I like the most are informative programs, as for example programs about sport, about information of what happens at the local level, as well as at the national and the international level, I also like more programs for children, other programs as music ones, I like entertainment in this case.
  18. 18. 3] Learning informatics at the telecentre It is important because we learn to know what a computer is, we learn computer programs, we study the computer as well, but it is much more a honor for Xinavane, we now know that we have informatics courses.
  19. 19. Analysis # 2 Content Analysis
  20. 20. RADIO Agriculture Social issues Health Local culture Journalism Weather (Children s & Women s Rights)
  21. 21. Most of all about agriculture… which is the official period to seed, which is the one to harvest, what is going to happen to the fields, what the farmers has to prepare for the field to be productive… how the global change will be… it was difficult to have this information before [Radio user, non-user of the telecentre]
  22. 22. The community radio has educational programs, and also the part about news. The news are at an international level. When they broadcast, everyone pays attention, because they have programs in Portuguese and programs in the Makwa language, so the communities understand very well. [Radio & Telecentre user]
  23. 23. Usually I listen to the programs for children, a program called Mikitxe Txuhalake Mokwa. This program is about… when someone does not understand something, they can call to the program and say they don t understand that thing, and the program informs them. [Radio user, non-user of the telecentre]
  24. 24. Because I think it s a learning centre […] It is worth doing, from here they come out as professionals that will serve this country . [Radio user, non-user of the telecentre] By volunteering people learnt that volunteering is a good thing, because they learn a job. It encouraged young people to have the will of working. [Staff member]
  25. 25. TELECENTRE Computer Skills Computer Skills, Help in homeworks
  26. 26. Many people did not know what is a computer. [Radio user, non-user of the telecentre] I did homeworks for the school, because I don t have Interent at home, so I have to find a place to surf to do some research for myassignments”. [Radio & Telecentre user]
  27. 27. What kind of learning is promoted by CMCs according to Mozambican local stakeholders perceptions?
  28. 28. Know Do Be Staff Community What kind of learning is promoted by CMCs according to Mozambican local stakeholders perceptions?
  29. 29. Are CMCs bridges between formal and informal learning in Mozambique?
  30. 30. Computer Courses Radio Debates Local Music radio broadcasting Homeworks at the telecentre Social work Development Programs in the Radio Computer tips from peers Finding information to broadcast Be a good Journalist
  31. 31. Computer Courses Radio Debates Local Music radio broadcasting Homeworks at the telecentre Social work Development Programs in the Radio Computer tips from peers eLearning Finding information to broadcast Be a good Journalist
  32. 32. Computer Courses Radio Debates Local Music radio broadcasting Homeworks at the telecentre Social work Development Programs in the Radio Computer tips from peers Finding information to broadcast Be a good Journalist
  33. 33. Telecentres: underused (in terms of initiating agencies expectation)
  34. 34. Telecentres: could benefit from reproducing informal learning (and more interactive) activities of the community radio
  35. 35. Telecentres: Edutainment as a winning strategy.
  36. 36. Thank you sara.vannini@usi.ch marta.pucciarelli@usi.ch www.newmine.org

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