The education system in Pakistan faces the challenge of providing students with all the key competencies necessary to participate fully in a globalised society. As a contribution to developing these key competencies, the British Council (BC) and the Quaid-e-Azam Academy for Educational Development (QAED) have developed a professional development initiative for teachers, teacher trainers and head teachers – PEELI.PEELI’s main objective on the path to achieving stronger SLOs is improving the quality of teaching, especially English language, at primary schools. For this purpose, it endeavors to equip teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to adopt a teacher-learner-friendly, Learner centered and activity-based approach for effective teaching. It also allows them to make appropriate choices about the language of classroom instruction (L1, Urdu//mother tongue and/or English) for purposeful communication and concept clarification.
FAME Education started its work in December 2017. For a year-long assignment, concluding in December 2018, it has the overall goal of independently assessing the impact and successes against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each of the six components of PEELI. The purpose of the monitoring by FAME is, therefore, to: a) Provide evidence based information to assess progress against the pre-defined indicators; b) Support improvements in the delivery of the project in terms of performance, materials used in the multiple training interventions and overall arrangements for organizing its training sessions etc.; c) Develop a baseline for measuring the impact of PEELI’s training on teaching behaviour at the closure of the project; and d) Assess impact of the PEELI training at school level in form of classroom delivery.