University to take award-winning teaching skills out to Malaysian schools

Teachers from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are to tour Malaysia, sharing award-winning skills with classrooms across the country.

The university is looking to build on partnerships and connections across the Southeast Asian country and has planned a series of visits to schools and universities to meet with students and academics.


This will begin with the signing of an agreement at Hilton Hotel Sentral in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday April 7, which will be attended by Malaysian actress Joey Leong.

The social media star is famed across the Far East for her roles in Asian horror films ‘The Second Coming’ and ‘River of Exploding Durians’, as well as her latest role in comedy ‘Our Sister Mambo’.

From here, the delegation of staff from DMU will visit institutions in Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.


The tour will be launched with an event at the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Sentral,

As part of the tour, DMU academics will discuss the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which has gained interest abroad.

The TEF is a Government initiative to recognise excellence in learning and teaching and was implemented for the first time last year.

Each university was awarded a gold, silver or bronze award by judges based on criteria including quality of teaching, employability, contribution to community, research, student support, and physical and digital resources.

The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [HEFCE, 2017] 

James Gardner, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Strategic and International Partnerships at DMU, said: “DMU is a vibrant, diverse campus, our international students make a huge impact here in Leicester and we are always looking to build on this.

“It will be exciting to forge new links in Malaysia and share some of the teaching skills we have developed here while showing the benefit of international education.”

Posted on Friday 6th April 2018

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