Dr. Paul O'Keeffe publishes new study on contextualising learning

InZone tutors facilitating the Basic Medical Training course in Kakuma refugee camp
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:15

Following the creation and implementation of a basic medical training course for refugees in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, which ran from 2018-2019, the Department of International Development's  Dr. Paul O'Keeffe and his co-researcher, Thibault Lovey from the Department of Public and Global Health at the University of Zurich, investigated the impact of contextualising learning to meet the needs of refugees in the camp. Their research compared and evaluated course outcomes with an earlier non-contextualised version of the course, which was implemented in Dadaab refugee camp in 2017-2018. Their study which was published this month in Prospects Comparative Journal of Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment explores the contextualisation process and found that the contextualised course better met the needs of refugee and achieved better learning outcomes.

  Meaningful higher education in Kakuma refugee camp: A case study of why context and contextualization matter