TPP-Nepal Teacher Preparation Programme through ODL Mode for Enhancing Quality in Education

Uudistuva oppiminen
1.3.2017 - 30.3.2020
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
Projektin kuvaus

Teacher Preparation Programme through ODL Mode for Enhancing Quality in
Education (TPP-Nepal Project) is a capacity development project between
Tribhuvan University, Nepal and JAMK University of Applied Sciences together with
HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The partnership has been
established during a previous project, Training of Trainers for the Teacher
Qualification Upgrading Programme in Nepal (ToT Nepal), that ended in 2015.

In Nepal, the Ministry of Education has introduced a School Sector
Reform Program (SSRP) to improve the quality and relevance of education.
Ministry has identified a specific need for qualified teachers in math, science
and social studies that calls for easily available upgrading programs for
teachers across Nepal. Open and Distance Learning (ODL) provides a tool for
equitable access to qualification upgrading programs that is accessible also
for remote areas and to teachers that are unable to attend classes regularly on

With a share of 88 per cent of Higher Education student enrollment in
Nepal through its main, constituent and affiliated campuses, Tribhuvan
University (TU) has a key role in implementation of School Sector Reform
Program of Nepal. Through providing flexible ODL programmes for secondary level
teachers who are currently working with insufficient degree level, TU-FoE can
play its part in implementing the Teacher Qualification Upgrading Program for 13,000
working teachers in secondary level schools across Nepal. Qualified teachers
equal improved learning results contributing to the academic achievement and
employability of the youth of Nepal.

TTP Nepal project contributes to result areas 1-3 of the HEI ICI
programme. ODL programmes in math, science and social studies are developed
with 30 self-learning material packages for TU-FoE and Regional Campuses. With
wider ODL supply, regional campaigns and improved teacher competence, the aim
is to increase student enrolment in ODL programmes by 300 % by the end of 2019.

Key Results to be Achieved:

1. Systematic Open and Distance Learning (ODL) management schemes in
TU-FoE and Regional Campuses with up-to-date academic ODL programmes for
preparing high quality human resources required for the country

2. New Open and Distance Learning (ODL) teaching methods and pedagogical
approaches in use at TU-FoE and Regional Campuses

3. Improved access to ODL at TU-FoE and Regional Campuses with an
increased number of programmes and courses available

4. Increased enrolment in the ODL programmes and more equal share of
special attention groups (women, minority groups)

More Information:

Tuovi Leppänen, Project Manager