Since its establishment in 2010, the Aga Khan Academy Maputo’s Professional Development Centre (PDC) has …

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The Professional Development Centre at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa provides substantial professional …

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In 2021, the Professional Development Centre (PDC) programmes reached over 1,450 teachers, school leaders, government education officers, teacher trainers and trainees, university lecturers and parents.

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Investing in Teachers

Each Academy features a Professional Development Centre (PDC). These aim to strengthen the profession of teaching by providing substantial professional learning opportunities to teachers and school administrators from the Academy and other Aga Khan Schools, as well as local government and other not-for-profit schools.

The PDCs consult with teachers, school leaders, local and international higher education institutions, and government education bodies to develop programmes in line national needs. They also collaborate with other AKDN agencies such as the Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan Foundation.

PDC programmes build competence through enhancing teachers’ subject knowledge and their classroom practices. They cover interactive learning technique, student-centred teaching methods and leadership development. Each PDC also leads an 18-month Teacher Preparation Programme that develops young local graduates as International Baccalaureate (IB) educators, with many joining the Academy community after the programme. The Academies are the only IB-authorised secondary education provider offering this certification. The programmes provide participants with an in-service learning experience where theory and practice complement one another.

As centres of excellence that implement best practices in education and teaching, the Aga Khan Academies are valuable resources for education systems in their regions.