The Professional Learning Programme (PLP), which was held from the 21st to the 25th August, is designed to strengthen capacity among education specialists and policy makers to better implement education reform.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and The HEAD Foundation (THF) conducted this bespoke learning programme for education specialists and policy makers from six Developing Member Countries (DMCs). Participants included policy makers, education specialists, and education managers from the Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and the Philippines. They were joined by ADB education specialists working with the target countries.
The specific purpose of the programme is to develop the capacity of ADB and DMC officials from selected DMCs to:
- build relevance in curriculum – alignment with national socio-economic development and the future economy;
- consider strategies that improve learning quality and the measurement of learning outcomes — navigating through a plethora of new age pedagogies;
- learn from global knowledge and best practices in teacher preparation and what best performing education systems are doing;
- shape an understanding of factors that assist or impede reform implementation including programme logic; and
- develop approaches to improve reform implementation in their own countries.
Participants left the programmes having developed a country-specific approach on improving student learning outcomes.
Watch this space, or follow The HEAD Foundation’s social media accounts for updates on this year’s ADB-THF Professional Learning Programme.
View photos from the 2017 PLP in the gallery below.