Nozomi Sakata is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Education and International Development, UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests lie in the field of Comparative and International Education, with a focus on pedagogy in sub-Saharan Africa, education reform in global contexts and the use of mixed methods in educational research. Her doctoral research, titled ‘Learner-centred pedagogy and its implications for pupils’ schooling experiences and learning outcomes: A mixed-methods case study in Tanzania,’ explored how and to what extent Tanzania appropriates learner-centred pedagogy (LCP) and how LCP implementation might affect the schooling experiences and learning outcomes of primary-aged pupils.
Her current research examines locally appropriate pedagogy by applying the Capability Approach. It explores what opportunities and achievements primary teachers in Tanzania value for their pupils to have after primary education and what pedagogy they believe will help expand pupils’ capabilities. At UCL, she also assists in documenting evidence of research impacts beyond academia for a few research projects. Prior to her PhD, Nozomi obtained an MA in Anthropology and Education from Columbia University in the US. She has previously worked with UNICEF in Tanzania, the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute and Save the Children Japan on various education- and development-related projects.