Link with university in Punjab strengthened

Staff from the Lovely Professional University spent a week meeting staff from the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education.

They observed teacher training programmes and visited partner schools and colleges in Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. The visitors also saw a range of teaching and learning environments at the University’s campuses and in schools and colleges, and visited tourist attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

The aim of the visit was to exchange ideas on developments in teacher training, classroom management and the use of new technologies in teaching and learning.

Dr Jas Dhillon, Project Manager for the initiative, said: “We were delighted to welcome Dr Surinderjit Kaur Bawa and her colleagues to the School of Education and look forward to developing a number of joint ventures to promote internationalisation of our curriculum and collaboration in research.”

In 2008, the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline Gipps signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lovely Professional University in order to foster this kind of exchange.

It is hoped in the future that reciprocal staff and student exchange visits, joint development and delivery of courses, collaborative research and development of e-resources will bring mutual benefits to both universities.

Professor Kit Field, Dean of the School of Education, visited Lovely School of Education in August 2009 to deliver a keynote address at an international education conference. After their visit Dr Bawa, Dean of Lovely School of Education, and her colleagues said that they were looking forward to welcoming staff from Wolverhampton in a reciprocal staff exchange visit in 2010.

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Picture: From left to right - Jas Uppal, Vijay Chachi, Ms Poonam, Dr Surinder Kaur Bawa, Professor Caroline Gipps, Dr Jas Dhillon, Dhanwant Singh

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