News: PIKT project journey update

News: PIKT project journey update

Overview of the PIKT project:

The Professional Identity for Khmer Teachers (PIKT) research study is currently investigating how teachers in Cambodia can be enabled to improve their teaching practice. The research focuses on the tasks and challenges of building teacher professional identity; how teachers see themselves and how this may change over time.

Teacher Professional Identity workshop

PIKT Partners and 25 participant teachers at the first Teacher Professional Identity workshop.

The project aims:

  • Establish a Framework for Teacher Professional Identity.
  • Develop methodology for investigating teaching practice in Cambodian schools.
  • Design an evidence-based Teacher Professional Identity module.

PIKT Journey

Outline of the PIKT Journey.

2021:

2022: 

2023: 

  • In January 2023, the three data collection instruments were signed-off at by the collaborating partners at the Battambang Provincial Office of Education in Cambodia. 
  • In February 2023, the field researchers began gathering the first round of field data. 
  • In June 2023, PIKT Partners and 25 participant teachers from schools in Battambang gathered for the first Teacher Professional Identity workshop.
  • In September 2023, the field researcher team began preparing for the next round of data gathering within the PIKT project.

Next steps:

  • Early 2024, the second round of field data will be collected in.
  • Early 2024, the second Teacher Professional Identity workshop will be delivered.
  • The PIKT project Timeline outlines the upcoming milestones.

Find out more about the PIKT research approach

Find out more about the education system in Cambodia in the Learning Crisis video.


This project is funded by the Irish Research Council.

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