UEEP Success Story #7: New Information and Communication Technology Books Bring Opportunities for Uzbekistan's Youth

This success story highlights the experience of a ICT master teacher trainer who participated in the piloting of new ICT teaching and learning materials in Uzbekistan. Improving the quality of ICT teaching in Uzbekistan was critical to achieve student learning and the new teaching methods and materials are helping shift teaching from theory to practice. Shifting teacher practices will take time as teachers initially found using a teacher guide to prepare their lessons difficult. Because the content and the methods were new to them, preparing for each lesson took extra time and energy. Previously, it was unusual for teachers to have students work on practical project-based assignments during class time. By piloting the new materials, teachers are observing increasing students interest and practical skills. As a result, the new methods will have enormous impact on students’ learning.