Gloria Afriyie Kyenti is a learning developer and Head of Learning Development at Lancaster University Ghana (LUG). She has a BA (Hons.) in English and French from the University of Ghana, where she gained also her first teaching experience as teaching assistant in the Department of Modern Languages. She holds a master’s degree in education with a major in Educational Administration and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Her thesis focused on impact of institutional philosophies on institutional practice, with a particular look at impact of KNUST’s institutional philosophy on its teaching and learning practices. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. She is a member of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education, UK.
Gloria is the lead developer of the academic skills curriculum of Lancaster University Ghana. Additionally, she oversees the English Proficiency Programme and Critical Thinking Modules. Her role as learning developer includes giving students learning support in study skills, academic writing, critical thinking, research, and life skills, and she has for the past five years in Lancaster University Ghana supported learners at different levels including Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) students, undergraduate students, and Foundation Programme students. Transferring her previous ten years of high school teaching experience to LUG, Gloria passionately supports fresh students to make a smooth transition from high school to higher education. She avails herself for one-on-one learner-support and liaises with module leaders and Registry to identify learners needing extra academic skills support, for further assistance and progress monitoring. She is keen on providing learner support towards achieving Lancaster University Ghana’s institutional goal of offering a student experience that supports transformation, best practice, and employability. She is thus committed to corporate and community engagements aimed at enhancing teaching and learning and enriching graduate attributes. She enjoys collaborations with colleagues – local and global – for best practice.
Gloria’s areas of interest in academic practice include learning development, curriculum design and development, educational research, and literacy. Her recent scholarship of practice exploration has been around the contextualization of the Transnational learning development for Lancaster University Ghana learners and West African student needs at that.