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CHINLONE Recommendations for Curricula updating (Dagon University 9th Janaury 2020)

On January 9th 2020, Dagon University hosted the conference CHINLONE Recommendations for Curricula updating. The event saw the Participation of Prof. Nay Win Oo from the Department of Higher Education, Ministry on Education who opened the event followed by the speech of Prof. Nu Nu Yi, Dagon University Pro- Rector.

The conference started with the presentation held by Prof. Antonio Fiori, CHINLONE Coordinator, University of Bologna, exposing the activities and results achieved during the WP 3 – Educational Platform and key recommendations for Curricula updating.

During the first part of the morning Aurora del Rio, University of Granada held a presentation on the recommendations for curricula updating in the field of Economics. The presentation revolved around the ways in which the curricula could be updated and the actors involved in the process (other universities approach, stakeholders to involve…). She exposed the activities that the Task force for Economics of tourism carried out during the mobility period at the University of Granada. The main focus was on a student’s centred approach taking into account students employability at the end of their study period, stakeholders involvement and impact on the society.

The conference continued with the recommendations on curricula updating in Oriental Studies held by Prof. Marco Franceschini, University of Bologna. The focus was on the learning outcomes and career profiles of graduates. The key recommendation given for the curricula updating has been to cover broader areas of studies by including the study of extra-Buddhist literatures, philosophy and religions, enhancing the teaching of subjects like History of Buddhism  and gaining a wider view on the history of Buddhism worldwide.

The second part of the morning started with the presentation held by Prof. Yi Yi Lwin, Dagon University, exposing the training experience in Uppsala University, Sweden and the recommendations for the Law curricula updating.

The focus was on enabling students to conserve cultural heritage and to deal with the changes the tourism industry may bring to the society.

Among the suggestions given it has been highlighted the need of including law on cultural heritage and tourism industry in the environmental law curricula.

The event continued with the presentation held by prof. Than Than Thein from Dagon University who exposed the experience of the Mobility Task Force in Cultural Heritage at Uppsala University dealing with the Archaeology Curriculum updating. After exposing the experience learned and the main differences between the two universities, Prof. Than Than Thein recommended the need to upgrade the Archaeology department and its laboratories, the need of GIS and RS experts and the proposal to include of courses addressing the themes on how to preserve the archaeological sites in the updated curricula.

The suggestion for History Curriculum updating have been exposed by Prof. Mho Mho Thant, University of Yangon. She started her presentation describing how she applied the knowledge acquired during the mobility period in Uppsala University to organize and deliver the cascade training for University of Yangon staff once back in Myanmar. She included the recommendation for curricula updating in History like the possible inclusion of new courses, the need of a shift to a student centred approach and a focus on key concepts and processes rather than on facts and figures in delivering courses.

In the last part of the morning prof. Soe Win form Yezin Agricultural University exposed the experience of the mobility period at the Agricultural and food Science of the University of Bologna and how he conveyed the acquired experience to the YAU staff during the organized cascade training once back in MM.  The main recommendations for the updating of BA and Master Degree in Agricultural Science were: creation of smaller classes, need of more involvement for students, enhancement of the teaching quality.

Conference presentations available in the box on the right.