Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu
Sirkku works as lecturer and resercher in the InterAction Design and Learning Lab (IDEAL) at DSV. She defended her doctoral thesis "Senior Cyborgs: About Appropriation of Personal Computers Among Some Swedish Elderly people' in 2002. Her research interest combines ICT appropriation in the educational sector and the social and cultural implications of ICT use. She applies action research as a method for educational transformation in various contexts. She is involved in development work through an NGO, 'InterAction4Change', http://www.interaction4change.se/.
David has worked alongside the DSV team since 2012. He works for Jigsaw Consult (www.jigsawconsult.com), an international development social enterprise based in London. David works with a variety of donors, governments, academic institutions, private sector and civil society organisations. Most of his work focuses on education, ICT4D, partnership and impact assessment. He holds a PhD in evaluating the impact of ICT on education in Africa and also lectures on the MSc course in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is Chair of Trustees for Refugee Support Network (www.refugeesupportnetwork.org), a London-based charity providing educational support to young people affected by displacement and crisis.
Week 1 : Introducing international development
Week 1: Historical overview of international development
Week 2: The major stakeholders in international development
Week 2: Key thematic areas within ICT4D
Week 3: The theories that shape the practice
Introduction to the main theoretical currents:
structuralism - dependency theory
Week 4: Evaluating development
Overview of the different emphasises on monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment and the implications that these have for current approaches to effective development, especially quantification of value (engage with Theories of Change and Value for Money).
Week 5: Technology and international development
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