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Bothee Thaik Htun

Towards Results in Education and English (TREE) is one component of the five-year Myanmar – UK Partnership for Education (MUPE) programme funded by UK-AID through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The project will be delivered by the British Council in partnership with The Open University, Montrose, and Voluntary Service Overseas.

TREE has four intended outcomes: increased competence in Education College (EC) principals and teacher educators (TEs) in implementing teacher education reforms; improved learning outcomes for student teachers (STs), particularly in English Language Teaching (ELT); greater use of evidence to inform teaching practice and a stronger, more effective and more inclusive education system to support teacher education reforms. These outcomes are intended to improve student outcomes in English, improve the design and implementation of education reforms and improve linkages between educational institutions. 

The TREE outcomes will contribute to the overall MUPE desired impact and achievement of stronger more effective education systems and more relevant learning for all Myanmar’s children, equipping them for life after school.

The Inception Phase from June 3 to September 30, 2019 gave TREE the opportunity to refine the design and approach to the TREE model, through several studies and analyses of the current situation in the education sector and specifically Education Colleges (ECs). 

The TREE model is based on four integrated and inter-dependent workstreams with two cross-cutting themes which develop over three phases: Foundation, Consolidation and Continuation Phases. The project will deploy 50 TREE trainers to work in the education colleges and use education technology in order to support the following four workstreams. They are Continuing/ continuous Professional Development (CPD); English Proficiency and Pedagogy; Systems Strengthening through practicum and partnerships; and inclusive practices and disability. The two cross-cutting themes are educational technology and research and monitoring.