Findings of Classroom Observation Form Pilotshared at Workshop with DPE

A workshop was held with DPE to share findings from the pilot of a new classroom observation form at UCEP Head Quarters in Dhaka on 19th April, 2016.

The objective of the workshop was to share the compiled findings gathered from observations at different schools from different Divisions.

Dr. Md. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, ADG, DPE; Md. Saber Hossain, Director, M&E, DPE; Mr. Mezaul Islam, DD, M&E, DPE; Kawsar Sabina, DD, M&E, DPE, along with Education Officers from the  pilot Upazilas and other Government Officials of DPE, were present at the event.

Earlier in 2015, the M&E Division of DPE and EIA have jointly reviewed and piloted a revised classroom observation form based on the form currently being used by Education Officers for classroom monitoring. The pilot took place in seven different Divisions across the country with the help of Upazila Education Officers (UEOs), Assistant Upazila Education Officers (AUEOs) and Upazila Resource Centre Instructors (URCIs).

The Deputy Director, M&E, DPE,Mr. Mezaul Islam, in his presentation at the workshop,emphasized the need for improvement in the quality of classroom observations, the observation form itselfand the need towork together to attain this.       

Md. Faizul Kabir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education said,“Though this observation tool is developed by EIA,which is working for English language development, the tool can be used not only for English but also in other subjects.”

Dr. Md. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, Additional Director General, DPE, shared his experience of observing EIA classrooms in Pabna and Rangpur. He appreciated that MOE, M&E of DPE and EIA are working together in these areas as well.  

Sue Williamson, Team Leader of EIA, highlighted the necessity of monitoring and support. “EIA can do training to enable teachers to change the way they teach but, without monitoring and support, it is very difficult to get ideas about practice.” She also informed the audience, “If we can use the changed form in classroom monitoring, the teaching learning process will also be changed.”


English in Action programme is a UK Government
funded programme implemented by the
Government of Bangladesh and managed by
Cambridge Education, a member of Mott MacDonald.