Want to bring an example of educational best practice to a wider audience?
The British Council is working with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology to produce a fascinating document which brings together the latest case studies on education practices for use in Nepal. The pieces will draw on key examples from classrooms in Nepal, South Asia and around the world.
Sounds interesting? Take a look through the proposed topics and submit an outline (in less than 300 words) of what you would like to write for them. A solid understanding of the educational landscape in Nepal is an advantage. Please email your outline by 17 November 2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. International perspectives (6,000-8,000 words; grant £1,500)
An international perspective on integration of global learning and how an international dimension can be brought into classroom practice at different levels in South Asia, including a case study of a school which has developed international links and how these have helped students understand how learning and experiences differ across the globe due to context.
2. Sponsored research items: (3,000-5,000 words; grant £1,000 each)
i) Core skills integration in grade 6-10 curriculum
How are core skills integrated in the curriculum and textbook grades 6-10 in Nepal and South Asia? How are core skills delivered and assessed in the classrooms? Are the teachers ready and capable to deliver core skills? What is the provision for training teachers in core skills in pre and in-service teacher training?
[Core skills are defined by the British Council as the following six “21st century skills”: 1) critical thinking & problem-solving, 2) communication & collaboration, 3) creativity & imagination, 4) leadership & personal development, 5) digital literacy and 6) citizenship.]
ii) Core skills for employability
What are the core skills that employers look for in employees in Nepal and South Asia? Does our education system provide these skills (particularly in secondary education)?
iii) Attributes of successful school leaders
What are the attributes of pioneering school leaders in Nepal and South Asia and what makes them different? A close look at four or five schools that showcase attributes of successful leaders and best practices, from low performing to high performing schools. The research can see how leaders balance the expectations of the community with their goals for the students’ education and future.
*Please note that 50% of the grant will be provided for the International perspective and Sponsored research once the final research proposal is approved by the Research Editor.