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Ambani Africa

Ambani Africa

Ambani Africa
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Ambani Africa is a culture-centric and future facing technology company that specializes in educational products and services.
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Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Ambani Africa provides pre-curated, interactive and visual content for young learners. The videos, songs and small games all work well as supplementary and home learning material. Because the learners are young, the responsibility of determining what is used and when falls upon the teacher. This type of teacher-centered approach is justified considering the age of the learners, and Ambani also provides classroom material.
The goals of the material are easily comprehensible for the child using it. The incorporation of videos and games makes it effortless for them to comprehend what is expected of them. With young learners it is good that the resources can be played over and over again, and having fun music and varied and interesting visuals engages them in the repetition. Repeating and rehearsing is essential for language and math skills.
When using the Ambani material as home learning or independent learning material in the classroom, the learning progress is individual: the learner can play the games autonomously. the teacher can select, how to use eg. the videos and songs in the classroom. The lesson slides offer a fixed path, but there are changes for engaging with the group and repeat sections when needed.
When teaching young children, the primary objective is for them to become comfortable with the language, so it is good to allow them to learn independently with resources such as Ambani offers.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The materials are motivating both in visuals as well as in content for the young learners. Rhymes and songs are age-appropriate and work efficiently in familiarizing with the language.
The materials are pre-curated to suit the designated level and they can be freely explored.
The teacher resources offer a good, low tech solution to be used in classes.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Builds some conceptual vocabulary (e.g. shapes, size, direction)
Plays simple language games
Memorises and performs action rhymes, simple poems and songs
Develops phonemic awareness in the FAL through rhymes and songs (e.g. ‘The cat in a hat, His name is Pat’)
Understands and responds to simple questions such as ‘What …?’ ‘How many …?’ (e.g. What is your name?)
Identifies a person, animal or object from a simple, oral description (e.g. matching a description to a picture)
Responds to simple, literal questions about a story with short answers
Understands short, simple stories told and read; talks about the pictures
Responds physically to two simple oral instructions (e.g. Put the blue balls in the bag. Now put the red balls in the bag.)
Learns some oral vocabulary in the FAL from the pictures
Recognises initial sounds in familiar words (e.g. ‘p’ in ‘Pat’)

Soft skills learning goals

Getting familiar with different cultures
Practising to understand visual concepts and shapes and observe their qualities
Practising visual recognition
Practicing memorizing skills
Learning about different languages
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Practicing to notice causal connections
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Understanding technological system operations through making
Using technology resources for problem solving
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Learning the basics of spelling
Practicing communication through different channels
Familiarizing with the influences of media and understanding its affordances
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Understanding and interpreting of matrices and diagrams
Understanding concepts of music and familiarizing with different notations
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Practicing versatile ways of working
Practicing decision making
Learning to use foreign language in work context
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Learning to notice causal connections
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing to observe spoken and written language

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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