FEHD teamed up with the Royal University of Phnom Penh this month to discuss how universities can support inclusive and quality teaching and learning.
The event, Driving and Supporting Higher Education Teaching and Learning Innovations: Policy and Practices , brought together 43 university leaders and senior higher education officials from Cambodia and Hong Kong, and was the first policy dialogue to be held by the Centre of Excellence in Higher Education Teaching and Learning and Innovations (CEHETLI).
President of EdUHK Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung shared the university’s promising practices and lessons learned of driving and supporting teaching and learning innovations, and highlighted the role of university leaders in creating an ecosystem that supports such innovations.
Cambodian Director General of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, His Excellency Mak Ngoy said “I hope that the universities gathered here can work closely through CEHETLI to provide quality professional development for their teachers.” He went on to state that the collaboration will enhance quality teaching and learning in Cambodian universities, and “meet the demands of the transforming economy.”
Chair Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation of EdUHK Professor Lim Cher Ping presented a framework, co-developed by EdUHK and UNESCO Asia Pacific, to help guide universities to build their capacity for inclusive and quality teaching.
CEHETLI is funded through the World Bank’s Higher Education Improvement Project in Cambodia. It is based at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in partnership with The Education University of Hong Kong, the Directorate General of Higher Education and five other leading universities in Cambodia:
· the Institute of Technology of Cambodia
· the National University of Battambang
· the Royal University of Agriculture
· Svay Rieng University
· the University of Heng Samrin Thbongkhmum.