Agora Center, the University of Jyväskylä

Using mobile reading game, GraphoGame™, to assist struggling students and certify Zambian teachers in local language literacy instruction

Agora Center, the University of Jyväskylä

Using mobile reading game, GraphoGame™, to assist struggling students and certify Zambian teachers in local language literacy instruction


Project Name

GraphoGame™ Teacher Training Service (GG-TTS)

Location Implemented

Zambia

Technology Used

Hardware, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2014

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Center for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAPOLSA) at the University of Zambia

The Challenge

Research has shown that teaching and reading in a child’s mother tongue language lays a strong foundation for learning to read and makes it easier for them to learn a national language later. In 2013, the Government of Zambia released the National Literacy Framework which requires early grade teachers to teach in local languages. Many teachers in Zambia were educated in English and therefore lack information and pedagogical training in literacy instruction in local languages.

The Big Idea

Through GraphoGame™ Teacher Training Service (GG-TTS), teachers are trained to use GraphoGame™, a literacy game for children researched in 20 countries, as a part of their literacy lessons. Through the TTS website, teachers access materials, via mobile phones, for the implementation of GraphoGame™ in their classrooms and practice correct literacy instruction pedagogy.

Results

Approximately 540 students in 30 schools

Blogs and Media

Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://info.grapholearn.com/

Organization Type

Research Institution

Headquarters

Jyväskylä, Finland

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