School children in India

TESS-India collects the prestigious Innovation Award

TESS-India BOND award
TESS-India collects the prestigious Innovation Award

The Open University’s TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support) programme has been awarded the prestigious Innovation Award at the Bond International Development Awards.

 

India has made huge strides in getting more students enrolled in school, but ensuring a productive learning experience for every student is a huge challenge. TESS-India supporting teachers in actively engaging students in activities from the school curriculum, to enhance their achievement.

 

Jonathan Wong, Head of Innovation at the Department for International Development, described TESS-India as “A powerful model for improving the quality of education for hundreds of thousands of children in India.”

 

“This is a powerful model for improving the quality of education for hundreds of thousands of children in India. It presented ‘innovation through decentralisation’ in providing an open curriculum framework, allowing teachers in India to create their own ‘off the shelf’ practical resources and contextualise learning pathways for their students.”

 

“It is a multilingual and accessible approach that’s adaptable to local need. The powerful multi-faceted partnership is absolutely critical in allowing the programme to achieve scale and sustain impact.

 

”TESS-India harnesses The Open University’s experience of delivering high quality education on a massive scale to help improve teaching quality. The multilingual Open Educational Resources (OER) enable primary and secondary teachers to offer their pupils a better start in life.