Capacity building programmes
In collaboration with our partners, The HEAD Foundation designs and delivers capacity building programmes for educationalists in Southeast Asia. These programmes expose participants to the latest research and practice around various aspects of education including; policy making, curriculum design, school leadership, and teacher preparation.
If you are interested to work with The HEAD Foundation to develop and deliver a capacity building programme, or if your institution is keen to participate in a capacity building programme do write to us at email@example.com.
WB-THF Professional Learning Programme: Enhancing Indonesian Teacher Education
The Government of Indonesia has made significant progress in improving teacher quality to mitigate concerns over the low quality of student learning outcomes, e.g. via the Professional Pedagogical Training Programme for teachers (Pendidikan Profesi Guru, PPG).
This Professional Learning Programme, designed by the World Bank and The HEAD Foundation, specifically for Mathematics and Science teacher trainers, will critically examine current arrangements in the delivery and effectiveness of the PPG. This seminar draws upon both Indonesian experience and Singaporean perspectives to recommend strategies to strengthen the capacity of Science and Mathematics teacher trainers in Indonesia.
Participants from leading Indonesian teacher training institutions will learn good practices from Singaporean teacher training experts and will visit; the National Institute of Education (NIE) to observe on-the-ground implementation of its teacher educator programmes and Fajar Secondary School to learn about innovative methods of teaching Science and Mathematics.
Watch this space or follow The HEAD Foundation’s social media accounts for updates on this programme.
Educational Leaders for the 21st Century: The HEAD Foundation collaborates with UQ School of Education
The HEAD Foundation and the University of Queensland’s School of Education are working together to address the relevant issues and challenges in educational leadership in Southeast Asia.
The Educational Leaders for the 21st Century is the collaborative partnership between these two key principal partners. This pilot project represented in this initiative is the Certificate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL).
The CESL to be spearheaded by UQ SOE and The HEAD Foundation will be implemented through a collaborative relationship with one of Indonesia’s leading higher education institution: Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ).
Certificate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL)
The inaugural Certificate in Educational Studies in Leadership (CESL) is a stand-alone learning module designed to provide qualified teachers and educational officers in Indonesia with a repertoire of knowledge, skills and dispositions enabling them to implement effective, culturally-based and context responsive leadership in the school system.
The design principles of CESL revolve around three core concepts:
(1) the use of blended strategies for leadership learning that balances online and workshop sessions;
(2) the application of experiential learning through guided school and industry visits built around problem-based learning (PBL) approaches and
(3) the extensive use of Communities of Practice (COPs) through guided reflection sessions and planned encounters with Critical Friends/Mentors.
The four courses to be covered in the six-month programme are:
(1) Foundations of Leadership;
(2) Perspectives in Educational Leadership;
(3) Fundamentals of Educational Leadership and Change and
(4) Principles of Work, Careers and Educational Leadership, a group-based action research component
Click here for more details on the courses under the programme.
Watch Universitas Negeri Jakarta’s video below for scenes from the programme.
TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge)
Technology has permeated every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. The rapid rate of technological advancement has left many experienced and talented teachers in the lurch. Others are well-versed with the latest technologies but do not possess the necessary skills to utilise these technologies in the classroom.
Having observed these gaps, The HEAD Foundation, together with experts from the National Institute of Education (Singapore), Ewha Womans University (Korea) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has designed and delivered a series of TPACK workshops in Indonesia at Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) and Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS).
These workshops focused on several aspects of TPACK namely: an introduction to TPACK; meaningful 21st century learning; adaptation of content and importance of school context; the scaffolded TPACK design model; evaluation of a sample lesson; and designing a lesson based on TPACK.
ADB-THF Professional Learning Programme: Improving Schooling Quality
The Asian Development Bank and The HEAD Foundation conducted this bespoke learning programme over two years for education specialists and policy makers from 11 developing Asian countries. This programme is designed to strengthen capacity among education specialists and policy makers to better implement education reform.
The specific purpose of the programme is to develop the capacity of ADB staff and government officials from the selected countries 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.
By the end of the programme, participants developed a country-specific approach on improving student learning outcomes.
Watch the presentation highlights from the 2016 PLP below.
Improving Schooling Outcomes: Developing Teacher and Teaching Capacities for School Improvement
The last half century has seen dramatic changes in the provision of education in ASEAN. In spite of the many achievements, a ‘learning crisis’ has emerged. More and more children are in school but there is concern over the quantity and quality of learning that occurs. Policy makers are agreed on the urgent need to improve teaching as a profession and teaching quality, improve recruitment and preparation, and pay more attention to leadership preparation.
To help address this issue, The HEAD Foundation has organised the Professional Learning Programme on “Improving Schooling Outcomes: Developing Teacher and Teaching Capacities for School Improvement in Indonesia” to be held at Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) from 24-26 April 2018.
The three-day seminar is designed to critically examine current arrangements in teacher preparation and leadership development in Indonesia and to explore what changes are required, in a context of radical curriculum reform. This programme will draw upon Indonesian experience and international experts to recommend strategies to strengthen teacher capacity in Indonesia.
28 lecturers and academics from leading Faculties of Education in Indonesia will be participating and listening to talks on:
- Implementing K-12 Education Reforms: The Role of Curriculum, Teachers and Teaching
- Challenges and Opportunities for Teachers in Indonesia’s School Sector
- Ensuring Teaching Quality: Teacher Policies, Initial Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
- Instructional Leadership: The Key to Improving Learning Outcomes
- Leadership, Teachers and School Improvement
- Leveraging Technology Learning for Improving Outcomes
- Education Reform: Redesigning Teacher Education for High Impact
Watch Universitas Negeri Jakarta’s video below for scenes from the programme.