Final Project Conference attracts 230 delegates

By December 19, 2018Uncategorized

On 3rd October 2018, RQTEPP held its final project conference to disseminate its results to an audience of 180 delegates from universities, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, donor agencies and NGOs. The event was also live-streamed to a further 50 delegates in Gaza City.
The event was held jointly with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) under the title of “Teacher Education Reform in Palestine: Towards a New Generation of Teachers.” The main focus of the conference was to present the contributions of the Erasmus+ RQTEPP project and the World Bank funded Teacher Education Improvement Project (TEIP) towards the Ministry vision for a new generation of teachers in Palestine.
The event was opened by HE Dr Sabri Saidam, Ministry of Education and Higher Education and followed by opening addresses from Dr Basri Salah, Deputy Minister, Dr Nedal Jayousi, Director of Palestine National Erasmus+ Office and Dr Juan Manuel Moreno, World Bank Task Team Leader.
Team members from all partner universities, including six from EU partners, attended the event. Speaking at the Conference, Tony Mahon, Director of both projects, explained how the synergy in design of these projects allowed them to add value to each other, avoid duplication and create a coherent approach to development of the degree programmes which enhanced development process as well as the final outputs and outcomes. Other team members presented sessions on the following key components of the project:
• Designing a new curriculum for a new generation of teachers (Dr. Mohammed Farrah, Dr. Manal Majed)
• The Diversity Inclusion and Special Education Needs (DISEN) Track (Dr. Ahmed Ifteiha)
• The Technology Enhanced Learning Teaching and Assessment (TELTA) Track and Smart Learning Rooms (SLRs) (Mr Amro Isfaihan & Mr Montaser Halabi)
• Developing the Teacher Education Competency Framework (Dr. Anwar Abdel Razek)
In addition, delegates were able to find out more about the project from the wide range of posters displayed in the Poster Gallery.
Feedback from participants at the event was extremely positive with comments that this was one of the best conferences held in Palestine. Following the event, the Project team received external requests for further information about specific project outputs, such as the Teacher Education Pedagogy Competency Framework.

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