Confucius, a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher is quoted as having said “I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand”. This statement links very well with the concept of being innovative in teaching. Clearly innovative methods of teaching and learning require a total mindset change in terms of the roles of the professors and the learners.
The aim of this workshop is to train the next generation of African researchers in tools and practices to enhance the transparency, reproducibility, and openness of their research. The workshop will introduce participant to the data landscape of Africa, immerging issues with raw data; academic research misconducts (Publication Bias); best practices for data and code management; Data sharing and the construction of a reproducible and transparent workflow using STATA.
The AAU Secretariat will be running the "Coding Skills for Everyone" 2-day workshop in Accra Ghana from 15-16 August 2018. This workshop targets high school students and anyone above 13 years old. Coding literacy is becoming equivalent to reading and writing literacy. It is therefore important that everyone has some understanding of what coding entails.