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February 12, 2019

Striving for the Same Goals: How Quest Forward Learning Aligns with Tanzania’s National Education Policy

The fundamental expectations set forth in Tanzania’s 2014 National Education and Training Policy are also main priorities shared by Quest Forward Learning.

February 5, 2019

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Learning from Setbacks

The ability to cope with setbacks, adapt, and then move forward in a productive way is key to having positive well-being and achieving professional success. Learn how Quest Forward Learning helps students develop this skill.

January 28, 2019

2018: A Year of Learning

The year 2018 was the first time OE moved from a place of experimentation to seeing real impact both in the US and in Tanzania. Check out this blog to celebrate the major milestones and several organizational wins!

January 24, 2019

What does it (actually) take to succeed at work today?

Succeeding at work in today’s world requires different habits and skills than Frederick Winslow Taylor, the father of scientific management, would have prioritized. Thus, OE provides an educational experience to students that will ...Read More

January 14, 2019

Setting Goals: A Process of Practice

At Opportunity Education, our goal is not for students to simply “get an A,” but instead to strive toward the development of important skills, habits, and course-specific competencies, such as goal setting.

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 26, 2018

Quest-Based Planning: Putting Theory into Practice

The Quest Forward principles, while broad in theory, give detailed guidance on how to create meaningful, transformative learning. They help quests transition from theory into practice; direct instruction into active, engaged learning; and ...Read More

November 19, 2018

Curious about Curiosity?

Curiosity promotes spontaneous exploration, active learning, and inquiry. This is why Quest Forward Learning includes “Be Curious” as one of the six Essential Habits.

November 6, 2018

Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students

Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.

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.