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 WORKSHOP 2010
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 

Theme: Language of Instruction: What are the investment choices?

 DAY 1 – MONDAY 10TH 2010

09.00

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

 

Prof. J.C.J. Galabawa Coordinator LOITASA

10.00 am

T E A B R E A K

ALL

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. J.C.J. GALABAWA

11.00 am

Understanding what the teacher is saying – Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania

Brigit Brock-Utne

Norway

11.30 am

Literacy: an elusive goal?

 

Professor Zubeida Desai

South Africa

12.00 pm

Investing in ELT at an early age in Tanzania Primary Schools: Challenges, Prospects and Policy Implications

Dr. Martha Qorro,

School of Education

 

LUNCH BREAK

ALL

SESSION CHAIR: DR. MARTHA QORRO

02.00 pm

The Language of Instruction Debate: Teacher Perceptions on the Use of IsiXhosa as a Language of Instruction in School Mathematics and Science:

Dr Monde Mbekwa and

Dr Vuyokazi Nomlomo

South Africa

02.30 pm

Participation in the ICT Era, - Implementations without” Humiliation”, ”Misconception” and ”False Consciousness”.

Torill Aagot Halvorsen

Norway

 

TEA BREAK

ALL

 DAY 2 – TUESDAY 11TH 2010 

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. BIRGIT BROCK-UTNE

09.00 am

Lack of Explicit and Comprehensive Exposure to Various Genres in Kiswahili Language in Tanzanian primary Schools

Dr. George N. Shumbusho

09.30 am

Similarities and differences in teaching Kiswahili, English and Mathematics  as subjects in selected Kiswahili medium and selected English medium primary schools in Tanzania: Evidence from Classroom Observation

Prof. Justinian Galabawa.

Dr. Azaveli Lwaitama University of Dar es Salaam           

 

10.00 am

T E A B R E A K

ALL

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. ZUBEIDA DESAI

11.00 am

Towards Afrophone, IK-Based Afrika

Prof. F.E.M.K. Senkoro,

University of Dar es Salaam

11.30 am

Reflections on researching the use of isiXhosa as a Language of Instruction for improving scientific literacy at a Western Cape Primary School in South Africa 

Mr Keith Langenhoven

South Africa

12.00 pm

A Comparative Analysis of Teaching and Learning Strategies used in Government and Private Primary Schools in Tanzania: The Case of Selected LOITASA Schools

Dr. M. Vuzo

01.00 pm

LUNCH  BREAK

ALL

SESSION CHAIR: DR. A. LWAITAMA

02.00 pm

An overview of the arguments relating to the use of the Mother tongue as language of instruction (LOI) in Science education – the African context

Ms Rosetta Ziegler

South Africa

02.30 pm

Towards an appropriate theory.  Critical theories, ICT4D and the language issue

Greta Gudmundsdottir

Norway

04.00  pm

TEA BREAK

ALL

 DAY 3 – 12TH MAY 2010

SESSION CHAIR: Prof. F.E.M.K SENKORO

 

 

 

09.00 am

The Impact of Language Policy on Students’ Self-Confidence in Tanzanian Post-Primary Education: A Critical Analysis

Kimizi, Moshi

Norway

09.30 am

English Language incompetence of Sec ondary Schoool Students in tanzania, The Case of wh - question

Jafari Abdallah

University of Dar es Salaam

 

TEA BREAK

ALL

SESSION CHAIR: DR. VUYOKAZI NOMLOMO

11.30 am

Pedagogical Implications of Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology among Tanzanian EFL Learners

Rose Uppor  Mwasekaga

University of Dar es Salaam

12.00 pm

Cultural Decolonization in Africa Through choice(s) of Language of Instruction

Dr. N.R. Alphonce
University of Dar es Salaam

07.00 pm

LUNCH BREAK

ALL

SESSION CHAIR: TORILL AAGOT HALVORSEN

02.00 pm

Cognitive disability or linguistic complexity desire versus reality

Ibrahim Mussa

University of Dar es Salaam

03.00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS

LOITASA coordinators from Tanzania, Norway and South Africa

04.00 pm

TEA BREAK

ALL

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