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March 18, 2019

The Process of Making Progress: Quest Forward Learning Takes Hold in Tanzania

Within Tanzania and most of Africa, nearly all secondary school students learn by rote memorization, acquiring facts and figures that have little relevance or meaning outside of the classroom. When envisioning the future, it is clear ...Read More

January 11, 2019

One Leads to Many: TZ Quest Forward Schools

Opportunity Education Foundation Tanzania Quest Forward Schools have grown rapidly over the last two years. A learning community that began as one school in 2017 has now expanded to more than 20 schools in 2019.

December 6, 2018

Experiencing the Essential Habits: Changing Student Mindsets in Tanzania

One of the cornerstones of Quest Forward Learning is what we refer to as the Six Essential Habits. These habits assist Tanzanian secondary school graduates become well-rounded people who create value for themselves, their communities, and ...Read More

November 1, 2018

Mastering Process: Relevance in Tanzania Classrooms

Quest Forward Learning platform, methodology, and curriculum give students an exciting way of learning that focuses on mastery rather than completion. One aspect that excites both mentors and students is relevance.

October 29, 2018

Building a Course: The Skills Framework

OE refers to the Quest Forward Learning curriculum as “skills-forward." In this blog, you can learn more about what that means, how it's applied, and what we hope students gain from this curriculum approach.

October 25, 2018

The Power of Mindset

Quest Forward Learning encourages two mindsets: growth mindset and outward mindset, and students use these while learning, developing skills, fostering relationships, achieving in school, and succeeding in other areas of life.

October 11, 2018

Learning in Action: The Advantages of a Skills-Forward Curriculum

In order to create proactive and effective community members, Quest Forward Learning has developed a Skills-Forward curriculum which makes the content empowering, relevant, and flexible for students to put their knowledge into action.

October 1, 2018

Learning and Improving with Authentic Assessment

Quest Forward Learning enables students to become active, lifelong learners who bring value to their work and community. One way we support this is by providing opportunities for students to actively develop and apply the mindset, habits, ...Read More

September 13, 2018

Tanzanian Quest Forward Schools are Supporting Student Growth

In a traditional Tanzanian classroom, students are passive participants in their education. The teachers actively determine what, when, and how the students learn. Students are taught to consider themselves as empty, and so they do not ...Read More

August 27, 2018

One Mentor’s Journey to Drive Innovation

From national park guide to Quest Forward mentor, Kyle Collins has seen how facilitating exploration and encouraging curiosity has led to great growth in his students and himself.