Hello,

My name’s Dr. Lawrence Muganga

Author, Researcher, Policy & Strategy Advisor and Authentic Learning Enthusiast with the Vision to change the factory we call school.

More About Me. 

Lawrence is an Author, Researcher, Authentic Learning Enthusiast, Policy & Strategy Advisor and Performance Management Specialist, based in Edmonton, Canada. He is a results-driven visionary with a stellar record of success providing sound policy advice, independent and well-thought-out analysis, clear and easy to read research products, developing and operationalizing strategies, programs and projects that engage and unite diverse visions, missions and organizations. 

Lawrence is skilled at identifying and explaining complex policy & strategy issues, researching contentious issues, creating compelling research products that support easy decision making and realization of vision, conducting independent analysis, providing cutting edge policy advice, and building high-performing teams enthusiastic about achieving organization goals and objectives.

Lawrence has held positions in Canada, Ethiopia, and Rwanda focused on researching, planning, developing, implementing, and assessing policies that improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations.

Lawrence is a recognized and award-winning professional within the areas of public policy and program management, he has established a network of contacts with local, national and international constituent groups including universities, think tanks, research and policy institutes, governments, multi-national development agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry-leading corporations.

Lawrence has recently written and published a must-read book that seeks to remedy the ills that have befallen the modern school system. In the book You Can’t Make “Fish Climb Trees”,  Lawrence advocates for a cutting-edge educational paradigm known as Authentic Learning, which, in short, means realistic learning in a real-life context. It means breaking down the walls of the school and taking education into the community. It means producing a tangible product that society can use. It means teaching students the soft skills, such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity, that will enable their success in the real world.

Simply put, Dr. Lawrence Muganga is very authentic, analytical, collaborative, futuristic and success-oriented.

Dr. Lawrence Muganga will help you create courses that are seamlessly grounded in a cutting-edge educational paradigm known as authentic learning which, in short, means realistic learning in a real-life context. It means breaking down the walls of the school and taking education into the community. It means producing a tangible product that society can use. It means teaching students the soft skills, such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity. This education model helps prepare students for the creative economy, where, rather than sitting behind desks and carrying out orders, people can find their true niche in the world and control their own destiny. s.

Lawrence’s expert advice is embedded in answering 4 transformational questions:

  1. What was school for 100 years ago?
    2. What is the purpose of school now?
    3. How do we equip our workforce and university grads for jobs that don’t yet exist?
    4. How do we prepare students for a future about which nothing is certain but constant and rapid change?

If we can answer the above 4 questions, we will no doubt change the factory we call school.

Why Work With Me. 

Lawrence is a recognized and award-winning professional within the areas of Public Policy, Program Management and Authentic Learning, he brings sixteen years of experience to the table and has established a network of contacts with local, national and international constituent groups including universities, think tanks, research and policy institutes, governments, multi-national development agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry-leading corporations.

Lawrence is an Authentic Learning Education Model Apologist with a passion to change the factory we call school. Very often he advises schools, governments, international aid organizations, education managers and administrators, curriculum development experts, educators, learning facilitators, trainers and independent citizens searching for solutions to better the education system to deliver meaningful learning. Lawrence’s advice is grounded in the urgent need to equip students with required skills for jobs that don’t yet exist and preparing them for a future about which nothing is certain but constant and rapid change.

Vision Behind The Book

Your Can’t Make “Fish Climb Trees”

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Certefications, Qualifications & Awards

Certification

  • Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Program Level 3 – Pedagogy and Course Design

Education

  • PhD in Educational Administration and Leadership (2013 to 2018) – Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta.
  • MA Economic Policy Management (2005 to 2007) – Makerere University, Kampala (Provided its Canadian Equivalency to Masters in Economic Policy by University of Toronto, Ontario).
  • BA Social Sciences (1998 to 2001) – Makerere University, Kampala (Provided its Canadian Equivalency to Bachelor of Arts in Economics by University of Toronto, Ontario).

Experience

  • 16 – Year public policy, research and program management career providing expert policy advice, independent analysis, research products, strategy, and implementation of diverse visions for agencies and governments.
  • Writer and Author in the field of Authentic Learning – An education that seeks to prepare students for the real world.

Recognition

  • Nominated (Top 5) for the 2016 Afro Canadian Heroes – Professional of The Year Award: Diversity Magazine.
  • Alberta Crime Prevention Award 2013: By Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Alberta Government.

  • Community Leadership Award 2013 – Rise Awards: By Edmonton Mennonite Centre For Newcomers.

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