Building blocks of Educational Excellence – Professional Development workshops in Pakistan

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Pakistan is a higher education institution that has an aim to enhance organizational and individual effectiveness by offering highest quality eduvation. As part of initiating innovative educational strategies and programsm UMT partnered with KOULU Group to offer K12 School leaders an opportunity to get an insight into the globally respected Finnish education practices.

For this purpose, myself and my dear colleague Jerker Polso were invited to demonstrate the success factors leading to top quality daily teaching practices in Pakistan.The 2-day professional development training titled ‘Building Blocks of Education Excellence – Sharing the Secrets of Finland,’ provided a forum for peer networking to exchange experiences and ideas related to current and emerging issues associated with modern trends.

The training took place in three cities: Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. All together, over 100 teachers participated in the programme and we enjoyed the shared learning taking place during the hours of conversations, tackling the shift in education in Pakistan and how many aspects of the Finnish education of today have been present in the traditional Pakistan education, but lately forgotten.