Dr Eric Addae-Kyeremeh is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management and since 2016 has been the Associate Head of School- Innovation; in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, here at the Open University. As Associate Head of School, he has overall responsibility for teaching and learning innovation, business development, and a portfolio of international education and development projects. He currently sits on the academic promotions committee in the faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) and contributes to a number of university committees and steering groups including the Digital Strategy Steering Group (DSSG).
Eric has over 20 years professional experience that involves teaching, training, knowledge transfer, scholarship and research. He has significant experience, knowledge and understating of academic standards of taught postgraduate qualifications and has held external examining positions on postgraduate qualifications at the UCL Institute of Education (2012-2016) and University of Strathclyde (2013-2017). He was also an academic reviewer for one of the postgraduate qualifications at the Arab OU from 2012-2015. As a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and Chartered IT Professional (CITP), his expertise extends to capacity building, organisational development and learning technologies.
Prior to joining the Open University in 2011, Eric worked in the Further Education (FE) sector in England from 2000-2010, firstly as a lecturer in Computing and ICT and then in a range of leadership and management positions. During his career in FE he led and managed a number of subject areas including science and mathematics; Information and communication technology; and business, administration and law.
Dr Addae-Kyeremeh was admitted into Fellowship by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2012 for demonstrating leadership, eminence and authority in the area of educational technologies. In recognition of his expertise, significant impact and contribution to leadership and management in education and training he was awarded Chartered Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the same year.
Dr Addae-Kyeremeh’s research interests are broadly in teacher/headteacher professional learning across cultures and contexts, and on distance learning forms of teacher education in Africa. He has investigated teachers/headteachers professional development experiences in England, India and Ghana and has written and presented academic papers on some of these areas at International conferences. Browse Dr Addae-Kyeremeh's research on Open Research Online. He was Co-Investigator on a British Council funded research on HE academic capacity building INSPIRE (International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education) in Bangladesh (2012-13).
Eric's current research is focused on the use of SNA and ethnographic methods to explore informal learning and professional development practices and experiences.
Dr Addae-Kyeremeh’s teaching primarily focuses on leadership and management in education and has contributed to several of the OUs Masters in Education modules. Between 2011 and 2015 he co-authored four masters modules: E855 Leading professional practice in education, E856 Educational leadership: context, strategy and collaboration, EE812 Educational leadership: exploring strategy and EE813 MA Ed dissertation: leadership and management. Dr Addae-Kyeremeh is also co-author of the popular badged open course (BOC), Succeeding in postgraduate study, a free course designed to offer essential preparation for pursuing masters level study.
Dr Addae-Kyeremeh has expertise in providing technical assistance to policy makers in LMIC and leading large scale international projects. He worked as OU Academic Director of the DfID-funded Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) programme in Ghana 2014 -2015. He was also the critical reviewer of the recent national policy and curriculum framework for Pre-Tertiary Education Curriculum (2018) in Ghana. He previously co-led the school leadership development strand of TESS-India, a £10million DfID funded programme across 7 states in India.
Eric is currently Key Advisor on the OpenSTEM Ghana project providing high level policy guidance as well as leading on the development and implementation of CPD for teachers and middle leaders in senior high schools.
Dr Addae-Kyeremeh is currently working with Professor Giles Mohan (OU) and Dr Aravinda Guntupalli (Aberdeen) on the BBC/OU radio series Project 17. This co-production is based on the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) and will be a 17 part broadcast series on BBC World Service from September 2020. Each SDG will be examined from the perspective of a different nation and expressed through the lives of 17-year-olds as they challenge the experts on what action (and inaction) will mean for their futures.
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