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Laos 1st Piloting 31 August – 12 September, 2018
August 31, 2018 - September 12, 2018
The piloting of the modules for the universities in Laos took place between 1st and 11th September 2018. The observations focused on pedagogy and curriculum delivery and involved teaching staff from Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Laos (NUoL) and Facutly of Medicine at University of Health Sciences (UHS). The observations of the module piloting began at UHS and ended with masterclasses in NUoL once the piloting ceased.
Two academics from Edge Hill University conducted the observations of the modules in both institutions. The two academics also delivered masterclass sessions that were responsive to the needs highlighted in the observations. Overall, the teaching was delivered to a good standard, with room for improvement lying mostly on the communicative aspects of the delivery. The participant teachers were clearly trying new strategies and evidenced much foresight in their planning. Thus, the participants were committed to their teaching and personal development and accommodated the observers in both a professional and courteous manner. Whilst it is noted that there are areas for pedagogical development, it was clear that progress was being made in relation to the designing of the modules. However, the modules were unfinished and thus this will need to be addressed before the second piloting.