Overview

This project will implement elements of two innovative approaches on Teacher Professional development (TPD) developed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences’ (TISS). It is designed for under-resourced and developing contexts where it will be collaboratively adapted to suit national contexts of participating countries. It will entail the usage of diverse technologies and modalities for TPD that are context-appropriate, combined with action research and social learning through formation of Professional Learning Communities while building on the communities of practice that exist or get developed through mobile-based chat groups. The countries collaborating in this research are Nepal and Afghanistan with Villa College, Maldives leading the research project.

The specific objectives of the project are as follows

To generate knowledge about the enablers for an integrative distance teacher professional development model in low resource settings.

To enhance the capacity of teacher educators and teachers by developing their leadership skills and knowledge in constructive use of new media and technology to enhance their practices.

To mobilise support of and share insights with relevant stakeholders on adapting, adopting, and sustaining pedagogically rich TPD approaches.

Consortium

The consortium is a South-South collaboration of higher education institutions and a global non-profit entity to address the poor quality of teacher professional development for distance teaching and learning. Villa College, Maldives is the lead partner of the consortium. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) India is the co-lead and knowledge partner for the proposed innovation; while the Swedish Committee of Afghanistan is the third partner, implementing the project in Afghanistan. The learnings from the TISS’s award-winning and globally recognized initiatives on TPD developed in and for under-resourced and developing contexts will be adapted, piloted, and researched in Afghanistan, Maldives and Nepal.

Maldives
India
Nepal
Afghanistan

Research Team

Maldives


Team Member - MS. FATHIMATH SAEED

MS. FATHIMATH SAEED

Principal Investigator

Team Member - MS. AISHATH ZUHA

MS. AISHATH ZUHA

Researcher/ Project Manager

Team Member - DR. AISHATH NASHEEDA

DR. AISHATH NASHEEDA

Lead Researcher

Team Member - MR. ABDUL SATTAR GASIM

MR. ABDUL SATTAR GASIM

Researcher

Team Member - MS. MARIYAM NIHAADH

MS. MARIYAM NIHAADH

Researcher

Team Member - MS. UDHUMA ABDUL LATHEEF

MS. UDHUMA ABDUL LATHEEF

Researcher

Team Member - MS. MARIYAM NAZVIYA

MS. MARIYAM NAZVIYA

Researcher

India


Team Member - DR. RUCHI KUMAR

DR. RUCHI KUMAR

Co-Lead Principal Investigator

Team Member - MS. REEMA GOVIL

MS. REEMA GOVIL

Research Manager

Team Member - Dr. Parul Anand

Dr. Parul Anand

Post doctoral fellow- Teacher Education

Team Member - Dr. Osama Qamar

Dr. Osama Qamar

Research Associate (Senior)

Team Member - PROF. AJAY SINGH

PROF. AJAY SINGH

Advisor Consultant

South Asian Teachers Educators (SATE) Fellowship

 
Team Member -
Dr. Mohamed Umar
Fellow
Team Member -
Aishath Naseer
Fellow
Team Member -
Visama Hassan
Fellow
Team Member -
Aminath Wafa Waheed
Fellow
Team Member -
Fathimath Humam
Fellow
Team Member -
Shahla Imad
Fellow
Team Member -
Ahmed Fuad
Fellow
Team Member -
Ahmed Aboobakuru
Fellow
Team Member -
Dr. Asiyath Mohamed Didi
Fellow
Team Member -
Mohamed Fayaz
Fellow
Team Member -
Fathimath Azeema
Fellow
Team Member -
Mohamed Adhuham
Fellow
Team Member -
Dr. Fathimath Muna
Fellow
Team Member -
Dr. Fazeela Ibrahim
Fellow
Team Member -
Hidaya Mohamed
Fellow
 
Team Member -
Anita Tiwari Joshi
Fellow
Team Member -
Chandrakala Dawadi
Fellow
Team Member -
Dolma Lama
Fellow
Team Member -
Ekta Vyas
Fellow
Team Member -
Janak Singh Negi
Fellow
Team Member -
Narayan Prasad Sapkota
Fellow
Team Member -
Puja Shrestha
Fellow
Team Member -
Pritika Basnet
Fellow
Team Member -
Prem Raj Joshi
Fellow
Team Member -
Puskar Singh Bohara
Fellow
Team Member -
Shailendra Sapkota
Fellow
Team Member -
Sudarsan Limbu
Fellow
Team Member -
Raj Kumar Dhakal
Fellow
Team Member -
Rabina Maharjan
Fellow
Team Member -
Khil Narayan Shrestha
Fellow

Program Activities

Completed Activities

June 2021

Scaling Workshop

June 2021

ROSIE – orientation

July 2021

MEL – training

August 2021

ROSIE capacity strengthening

August 2021

Orientation – KIX peer learning Exchange Portal

December 2021

ROSIE Capacity Strengthening Activity – Adaptations

December 2021

KIX Communications Information Session

January 2022

KIX MEL Refresher Session

January 2022

One-on-One Session with KIX MEL members

February 2022

KIX Peer Learning and Exchange Portal: Information Session

February 2022

Sense Making Session

March 2022

Orientation (capacity building for mentors)

June 2022

Training of Fellows

August 2022

Orientation workshop for Teachers

March 2022

Orientation (capacity building for mentors)

May 2022

First Review Meeting in Maldives, & Launch of Landscape Mapping Study

May 2022

KIX Scaling Practicum: Developing a Scaling Strategy & Meeting KIX EAP Hub and Regional Grantees

June 2022

Coursework for Fellows in ICT, Mentoring, Action Research commences

June/July 2022

Face-to-Face Training of Fellows

August 2022

Fellows commence action research

August 2022

Sense Making Session

September 2022

Fellows start field implementation of Action Research

October 2022

Exploring Scaling Realities and Lessons Learned from 14 ROSIE Teams

November 2022

KIX learning event

February 2023

Second Review Meeting of the Project

March 2023

Launching of Landscape Mapping Study of Afghanistan, Maldives and Nepal

March 2023

Fellows convocation

October 2023

Third Review Meeting of the Project




Upcoming Activities

2nd March 2024

Launching of Action Research Compendium & Opening Ceremony of the " Transforming Teaching and Learning through Action Research"

5th March 2024

Training Workshop "Transforming Teaching and Learning through Action Research" for school leading teachers