Expected results of the project
- New master programs on Public Health (Kyrgyzstan), Occupational Health (Kazakhstan) and Environmental Health (Tajikistan). These programs will be developed and offered in compliance with the Bologna principles.
- Introduction of innovative teaching and learning approaches that will consist of the following features:
- Various pedagogical approaches, including constructivism, behaviorism, cognitivist, self-directed problem-based learning, game-based, project-based learning and participatory video-based learning. These approaches are predicted to produce an optimal learning outcome with/without instructional technology;
- Various e-learning technologies, including CDs, films, web-based training. These technologies will be combined with face-to-face teaching;
- Extensive use of social networking and digital media to teach Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Public Health;
- E-learning tools as Discussion Board, Podcasting, Online instant messaging, chat sessions, rapid E-learning, web-conferencing;
- Building a Managed Learning Environment (MLE) system at all the partner Universities.
In addition to the teaching/learning approaches cited above, another major innovative element of the project will consist in the introduction of a blended-learning approach in teaching (b - learning).