Teklu Abate Bekele earned his PhD in Eduation and MPhil in International and Comparative Education from the University of Oslo (UiO), Department of Education. He is currently teaching both substantive and research methodology courses in the master’s programme in International and Comparative Education at UiO.
For nearly a decade, Teklu has been studying the fields of teaching and learning, education reform, workplace learning, and emerging knowledge production cultures. His doctoral work examined philosophical, theoretical, methodological, and pragmatic issues in and for research related to learning using technology and in different contexts in a comparative perspective. Both review and empirical studies were conducted to successfully understand the cognitive and dispositional effects on learning of using modern technologies in higher education. His MPhil thesis, which stimulated his doctoral work, reported a study that examined how and to what extent technologies were used for teaching and learning in a university in Ethiopia. Currently, Teklu is engaged in the Save the Children Norway-funded longitudinal research project in Cambodia, Zimbabwe, and Uganda. The goal of the research is to explore the effectiveness of the “I’m Learning!” intervention programme on learning in primary education.