The Teaching & Learning Evaluation and Measurement Unit (T&LEMU) is excited to announce its recent acceptance as an institutional member of NEQMAP. Established in 2013 and facilitated by UNESCO Bangkok, NEQMAP stands for the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific.
As a NEQMAP institutional member, T&LEMU will be able to participate in the Network activities, as well as join the conversation and expertise exchange with other members across Asia-Pacific. The Unit is looking forward to take part in this dynamic knowledge sharing and continue to learn about innovative tools for student learning assessments and pedagogy (e.g. “21st century skills”), with the goal in mind to improve teaching and learning on campus. NEQMAP also encourages Asia-Pacific countries to share tips on how education data can be used by policymakers and practitioners in the community to improve the student experience.
At HKU, our vision for the coming decade is to be Asia’s Global University through internationalisation, innovation and interdisciplinarity, all converging to create impact. The effort of the Unit joining NEQMAP as an institutional member offers a great opportunity to engage in international collaborations and to produce and disseminate innovations across disciplinary boundaries, ultimately making a positive impact on education.
What is the goal of NEQMAP?
The Network provides services to “improve the quality of learning in the Asia-Pacific by enhancing the use of student learning assessment to strengthen education systems.” By providing a platform, member institutions are able to learn from each other on issues that relate to student learning assessment. Topics usually include promoting quality and equity in education, evaluating student performance, and producing actionable data.
In addition to providing a forum for communication, NEQMAP facilitates activities to further encourage information sharing and cooperation among Asia-Pacific countries. Examples of activities fall under three main categories:
- Capacity development. Training workshops, technical support, and expert advice.
- Comparative studies, case studies, and policy briefs.
- Knowledge sharing. Annual meetings, online knowledge portal, and online discussions.
Learn more about NEQMAP’s current projects here.