Impact of the Project
The project accomplished significant qualitative results and contributed to the education sector by sharing research knowledge with 14 public sector higher education institutions that will further contribute towards improving education policy and practice. Publication of an edited book, two monographs and brief completion report have also contributed to body of existing knowledge of teacher education and present innovative practices in teaching and learning.
As a result of collaboration between the public-private institutions, positive changes can be seen in IER- PU’s learning milieu as well as in the process of teaching-learning and research practices. This institutional cooperation has generated a healthy discussion among faculty and students at IER-PU to set bench marks for them to improve teacher education as a basis for providing quality education in KP. Following immediate impact was evident:
- Improved MPhil/PhD students’ professional competence in terms of research theorisation, stating problem, doing literature review, developing research tools, analysing data and writing research reports.
- Improved frequency of publishing research work in national and international journals.
- The international publications/text books provided to IER-PU is assisting in improving faculty and students’ knowledge base, also for other departments at Peshawar University.
- Dissemination of research findings with larger audience and higher education institutions developed networking with other public sector universities in Pakistan.
- Educational seminars with key stakeholders sensitised them about issues and challenges encountered by the teachers and schools in Pakistan.
- Enhanced relationship between schools and teacher education institutions was witnessed.
- The seven research studies contributed to indigenous knowledge in teacher education.
- A keen interest and enhanced in professional development culture for developing community of learners at IER-PU was witnessed.
- Gender sensitisation workshops created gender inclusive culture and practice enabling females to demonstrate their skills and perspectives comfortably.
- Working relationship between IER-PU and AKU-IED emerged as strong driving force for mutual learning which further contributed towards strengthening public-private partnership.
- Enhanced IER-PU material resource became accessible to other departments of PU as well as other universities in KP.