Workshop to implement experiential learning objects in 300 new schools

Birzeit University’s Center for Continuing Education in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education held a workshop that aimed to enhance the tools and means by which the center’s experiential learning objects (xLOBs) are currently implemented in 100 primary and upper schools, targeting heads of schools, supervisors, and educational supervisors.

The workshop furthermore prepared for the implementation of the experiential learning objects in another 200 schools in the upcoming academic year.

Osama Mimi, head of the Learning Innovation Unit at the Center for Continuing Education, said that this workshop focused on success stories and on the challenges that faced the instructors and supervisors while implementing the learning objects. He suggested new methods for a better implementation of the xLOBs that encourage innovation and creativity among students.

The ministry’s head of public education, Ayoub Alyan, emphasized the important role that supervisors play while following up on the implementation methods and processes at schools. He pointed out that this project will allow Palestine to export creative, 21st-century educational models that improve life and creative skills in Palestine and the region in line with the ministry’s strategic vision.

Suhair Qasem, the head of the teacher training department at Jerusalem’s Directorate of Education noted that the project will gradually be introduced in more schools throughout all Palestinian governorates.

The workshop is part of efforts conducted by Birzeit University with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and a number of international organizations that include UNICEF and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).