Expected results of the project

  1. 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.
  2. 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;
  1. 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).