Higher education

Didn't need no welfare states. Everybody pulled his weight. Gee our old Lasalle ran great. Those were the days. Then one day he was shootin' at some food and up through the ground came a bubblin' crude. Oil that is It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight. Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not its just me! Baby if you've ever wondered - wondered whatever became of me. I'm living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati WKRP.

The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of Americas deep space probes." No phone no lights no motor car not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be. Goodbye gray sky hello blue. There's nothing can hold me when I hold you. Feels so right it cant be wrong. Rockin' and rollin' all week long? Here he comes Here comes Speed Racer. He's a demon on wheels. black gold. Boy the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade. Guys like us we had it made. Those were the days. Just two good ol' boys Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born. Said Californ'y is the place you ought to be So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills that is. Swimmin' pools movie stars. black gold. So join us here each week my friends you're sure to get a smile from seven stranded castaways here on Gilligans Isle! Texas tea. Sunny Days sweepin' the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet. Can you tell me how to get how to get to Sesame Street. Just two good ol' boys Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born.

Higher education FR

Didn't need no welfare states. Everybody pulled his weight. Gee our old Lasalle ran great. Those were the days. Then one day he was shootin' at some food and up through the ground came a bubblin' crude. Oil that is It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight. Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not its just me! Baby if you've ever wondered - wondered whatever became of me. I'm living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati WKRP.

The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of Americas deep space probes." No phone no lights no motor car not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be. Goodbye gray sky hello blue. There's nothing can hold me when I hold you. Feels so right it cant be wrong. Rockin' and rollin' all week long? Here he comes Here comes Speed Racer. He's a demon on wheels. black gold. Boy the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade. Guys like us we had it made. Those were the days. Just two good ol' boys Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born. Said Californ'y is the place you ought to be So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills that is. Swimmin' pools movie stars. black gold. So join us here each week my friends you're sure to get a smile from seven stranded castaways here on Gilligans Isle! Texas tea. Sunny Days sweepin' the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet. Can you tell me how to get how to get to Sesame Street. Just two good ol' boys Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born.

Higher education ES

Didn't need no welfare states. Everybody pulled his weight. Gee our old Lasalle ran great. Those were the days. Then one day he was shootin' at some food and up through the ground came a bubblin' crude. Oil that is It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight. Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not its just me! Baby if you've ever wondered - wondered whatever became of me. I'm living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati WKRP.

The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of Americas deep space probes." No phone no lights no motor car not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be. Goodbye gray sky hello blue. There's nothing can hold me when I hold you. Feels so right it cant be wrong. Rockin' and rollin' all week long? Here he comes Here comes Speed Racer. He's a demon on wheels. black gold. Boy the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade. Guys like us we had it made. Those were the days. Just two good ol' boys Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born. Said Californ'y is the place you ought to be So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills that is. Swimmin' pools movie stars. black gold. So join us here each week my friends you're sure to get a smile from seven stranded castaways here on Gilligans Isle! Texas tea. Sunny Days sweepin' the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet. Can you tell me how to get how to get to Sesame Street. Just two good ol' boys Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born.

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Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 31 Oct - 16 Nov 2018, the Netherlands

 

"Through the ICRA course, we were able to transform from a conventional curriculum to a competence-based one. I feel that our students are now more prepared for the working environment, because they have the passion, the confidence and the skills."

 - John Kabira and Samuel Kamau work at the Dairy Training Institute (DTI) in Naivasha, Kenya 
 

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Are you a lecturer, instructor or researcher at a university or vocational training centre in agriculture and rural development? Would you like…

  • Your classes to be full of proactive students?
  • To be valued by employers because your graduates are practically skilled? 
  • To get recognition from local communities because of the relevant services you provide?
  • To be a part of every (action) research team because you know how to engage external stakeholders? 

Your classes could be full of proactive students who are eager to learn!

Employers do hire students even before they graduate because they are exactly what their business needs. And Farmers, NGOs and agri-businesses do pay instructors for their training and services because they have benefitted from them. Your research could involve several committed stakeholders who will provide the possibilities to publish their research to establish a strong academic standing.    


At ICRA’s course “Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security” you can learn practical ways to achieve this. 



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Students about Agnes Kihurani, full-time lecturer in the department of Crop Science at Karatina University in Karatina, Kenya

“Agnes is awesome. She likes to interact during courses, involving the students when she is teaching” says Kennedy, a fourth-year bachelor’s student Agricultural Extension and Education. 


What you will learn

In less than three weeks we will provide you with the tools to:

  • Design sessions where students practice the skills they need to get a job
  • Give a convincing presentation to your students using video tools
  • Organise real-life learning events for your students and combine service delivery to farmers, agri-businesses or civil society organisations
  • Engage various stakeholders in research activities and position yourself as an initiator of change
  • Conduct a labour market assessment and define a competence profile that will include prospective employers’ needs in your courses

NEW - this will be our pilot programme with some selective online elements

Course programme

Week 1

In the first week, we will examine the recent trends in tertiary education and work on identifying the needs of the labour market. You can align your curricula and your courses accordingly. Based on your fellow participants’ cases you will learn to assess students’ competencies beyond the traditional exams. We will also organise excursions to Dutch education institutes to demonstrate these tools in action.

Week 2

You will learn practical ways to go beyond conventional teaching methodology in your courses. We will study how to link your classes with the future job reality of your students. We will also use video as a tool to sell your key message and motivate students to simulate exercises and personal feedback sessions.  

Week 3

The last week will include stakeholder analysis so you can organise your research in such way that it leads to practical solutions that benefit producers or agribusiness directly. Through a field exercise, we will study action reach in an agriculture setting and reflect on your role as researcher based on various case studies. We will also work with you on a personal action plan for your courses at home.


Certification


The ICRA course “Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security” is a recognised NUFFIC course and therefore qualifies for NFP fellowships. Each course participant will receive a certificate of attendance after successfully completing the course.  

Target audience

The course is specially designed for professionals working in tertiary agricultural education who:

  • Are proficient in English
  • Have at least five years professional experience, preferably in tertiary agricultural education and training or related field
  • Have approval of their institution to participate
     

Application deadline for scholarships is 21 March 2018. After that, you may still apply to attend this course till September 2018 if you are able to secure funds yourself.

Applicants who arrange their own financial support for participation face less competition and have a bigger chance to get admitted to the course.  The chance of being awarded a fellowship is generally slim as there are many applicants for the fellowship funds. To assure your participation we advise you to look for funds from your own organisation or from other sources. Some suggestions you can find here. 

 

 

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Date and venue
31 Oct - 16 Nov 2018 
Wageningen, the Netherlands
 

Course costs

Tuition fee: 3,990 euros
Course costs

Application:
Please APPLY HERE
Applicants with own funding can apply till 1 Sept 2018

 
Certification
ICRA courses are recognised by Nuffic and therefore qualify for Nuffic fellowships. Each course participant will receive a certificate of attendance after finalising the course.

Fellowships 
ICRA courses qualify for Nuffic OKP-NFP & MSP (MENA) fellowships.
Our 
fellowship page provides information on eligibility and how to apply. 

Fellowship application is closed
 

 
 
Please note that ICRA has no funds for financing course participation and is unable to assist applicants in obtaining fellowships. You may check this link for Funding opportunities 

  

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