Mosaik Education | Redesigning Our Programmes for Mobile and Online Learning
As with all organisations, 2020 required Mosaik to adapt quickly. We redesigned course materials, transitioned our flagship Guidance Programme and English Programme to mobile learning, and doubled enrollment.
Our Guidance Programme, which helps refugees plan for their higher education, maintained positive outcomes despite being delivered in an entirely new medium. We were also able to expand this programme, and now serve students in Turkey as well as Jordan and Lebanon.
Our English Programme also grew. We expanded our learner-driven English classes through a series of remote online classes during the summer. We were extremely excited to provide a platform for refugee leadership here, with the classes being taught by students who had attended our original class in Amman.
Finally, Mosaik was invited to the Humanitarian Education Accelerator to develop a new teacher training programme based on its existing English classes. This programme helps teachers integrate communicative teaching techniques into their existing English programmes and introduces them to various tools and techniques teachers can use either in remote or in-person settings. The programme is delivered online, and teachers are supported through an active online community of practice.
Mosaik Education supports refugees to reach university through skills and guidance programmes. These project activities were funded by Open Society Foundation’s Higher Education Support Programme, UK Aid, University of Reading, Al Tajir Trust and the Humanitarian Education Accelerator.
“I want to be part of the Mosaik team. I want to help other refugees like me to develop and improve their English skills… the English language will absolutely change their lives. They will have a better future and more opportunities in life. Plus they can get involved with the community easily,” Ahmed, Mosaik English teacher and former Mosaik student.
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