SeGa Group Research Center
Nearly 6 years of international data from more than 10 countries
Through our team of expert consultants and researchers, we build our unique collaborative scientific research-based outputs (research papers, case studies, impact studies…etc) to serve the goal of developing engaged and thriving organizations in the education industry, to enable them to create the Active Deep Learner eXperience (ADLX).
Validating the Impact of FIRST as a New Learner Experience Framework for Teachers Professional Development
Teachers’ Professional Development ‘TPD’ has always been an area of growing interest in educational research. Several researchers have thoroughly explored the TPD domain aiming to develop and train teachers on how to understand, experience, practice and have a sustainable impact on learners. FIRST (Bahgat et al. 2018) is a new learner experience framework, which consists of five domains; focusing on learner ‘F’, interacting within group dynamics ‘ I’, reviewing actively ‘R’, structuring and sequencing ‘S’, and transforming learning into performance ‘T’. It is designed based on educational psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to create a framework that promotes active deep learning and inspires a positive transformation in mindset and behaviours.
FIRST was applied on a TPD program named Roadmap of Outstanding Educators ‘ROOTS’. The participants were one hundred and seven teachers. This paper attempts to explore the impact of FIRST Framework on TPD, teachers experience as learners and teachers motivation to transfer their learning into performance in the classrooms. The study employed exploratory sequential mixed methods design using case study methodology. Qualitative data was analysed and interpreted into codes and themes. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS. Major findings: (1) Teachers reported that FIRST is comprehensive and compiles various educational theories, models and strategies, they were able to apply the principles and strategies in their classrooms immediately after the professional program days were over, (2) Student’s feedback and overall experience were enhanced, (3) Some schools have adopted FIRST as a learner experience. These findings recommended that teachers should live the TPD experience as learners. The TPD programs should include follow up phase to enhance teachers’ experience and encourage the transfer of learning into performance.
ICEDU 2020 Abstract Book
Teachers’ Professional Development has always been an area of growing interest and constant research. Several educational researchers and authors have thoroughly explored the Teachers’ professional development domain with the efforts to develop and train teachers on how to understand, experience, practice and have a sustainable impact on learners. This paper attempts to explore the impact of FIRST Framework on Teacher Professional Development, teachers experience as learners and teachers motivation to transfer their learning into performance in the classrooms using case study methodology. FRIST Framework is designed on the basis of educational psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to create a framework that promotes Active Deep Learning and inspires a positive transformation in mindset and behaviors.
ROOTS project Impact Report 2020
This evaluation report aimed to understand and explore the impact of ROOTS as a teacher professional development program. The methodology employed was Mixed Method (Quantitative and Qualitative) because mixed methods evaluations seek to integrate social science disciplines with predominantly quantitative and predominantly qualitative approaches to theory, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. The purpose is to strengthen the reliability of data, the validity of the findings and recommendations, and to broaden and deepen our understanding of the processes through which program outcomes and impacts are achieved, and how these are affected by the context within which the program is implemented.
Transforming a School into a Learning Community by Integrating FIRST Framework
This study recounts the cyclic process that one private school developed and implemented for the professional development PD of its staff during an academic year. The process consists of five stages that constitute the framework for PD. The content used to implement the PD framework was a learning framework that focuses on students‟ active deep learning, FIRST.
FIRST Framework Design and Facilitate Active Deep Learner eXperience
Over the past decades, Learning & Development has become an area of growing interest and constant research. As a result, there is an abundance of studies and models that target the development of educators. However, the professional development of educators should be built on a comprehensive framework of research-based instructional strategies that help train them on how to understand, experience, practice and leave a sustainable impact on learners. This paper presents our own “FIRST Framework”, a holistic framework designed on the basis of renown models and theories, such as experiential learning; Gamification and game-based learning; facilitative learning, 6Ds model, positive psychology, experience economy and neuroscience. It is an engaging framework that helps educators bridge theory and practice to create a high-quality learning environment in their classrooms. FIRST Framework consists of 5 domains with 15 principles that help leave a sustainable impact on learners through promoting Active Deep Learner Experience.
Final Report for SeGa Evaluation Community Assessment and Program Evaluation
SeGa is a social enterprise that gives training courses to corporates and nonprofit organizations that give training to their beneficiaries. It is the only entity in the Middle East that is specified in experiential learning and organizational coaching as it uses an approach called Deep Active learning under the name FIRST. The idea behind the integration between active and deep learning is to promote interactions between learners.
Creating Communities of Impact: The Case of an Egyptian Community Learning Program
Stemming out of an Egyptian Social Enterprise’s (SeGa) mission to develop educators through active deep learner experiences, SeGa developed its community-learning program, Sawaa’ed, with the main goal of developing, sustaining and enriching community education efforts. Launched in 2015, Sawaa’ed’s learner-centered approach aims at empowering community educators, leveraging their skills and providing them with the necessary tools and methods, while introducing the notion of learner-centered education through its unique experiential learning program.
Facilitating Active Deep Learner eXperience, Using FIRST Framework.
Teachers’ Professional Development has always been an area of growing interest and constant research. Several studies, models and researchers have thoroughly explored the Teachers’ development domain with the efforts to train them on how to understand, experience, practice and leave a sustainable impact on learners.