Theme 2: Modernizing and Enhancing the Quality of Teaching and Learning
The objective of this theme is to assist universities in introducing modern outcome-based education (OBE) and student-centered learning (SCL) in line with current international trends in higher education. The introduction of OBE and SCL will require new approaches to curriculum design and delivery; innovative teaching methods and techniques; active and dynamic learning models; increased use of higher education publications, and ICT and internet-based resources; and the modernization of assessment systems, in universities. The Staff Development Centers (SDCs) of universities will play an important role in the provision of continuous professional development for university academics, management and technical staff, to introduce and establish OBE and SCL and to use ICT, web-based content and digital resources, for teaching and learning. The degree programs which are considered priorities for the country’s economic development will be the first set of programs to which OBE and SCL will be introduced. Over time, OBE and SCL will be expanded to other degree programs. A key element will be to strengthen the capacity of the Afghanistan Research and Education Network (AfgREN) to operate a national system that connects campus networks to each other and to other research and education networks globally.