Working in partnership in Pakistan: Lessons from launching a pedagogical partnership program
Keywords:pedagogical partnership, students as partners, Pakistan, program development, higher education
This case study presents an account of the implementation of the Pedagogical Partnership Program (PPP) at a leading university in Pakistan. The PPP was unique in two main ways: (a) it was the first of its kind in any higher education institution in Pakistan and (b) it was launched during COVID-19. The launch of the program during COVID offers insights into how partnerships can be a unique support system for students and faculty in difficult times. We share several lessons learned from our experiences leading the PPP and from the feedback we received on end-of-partnership reports. These lessons have been critical to how we continued to think about the evolution of the program and its impact on students and faculty/staff at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Through our analysis, we aim to add a new contextual perspective on partnerships in South Asia as a developing area of the world for partnership initiatives.
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