Education Team Makes Study Visit to Fontys University

A Birzeit University Faculty of Education delegation comprised of professors Iftaiha and Abdallah Bsharat made an educational visit to Fontys University in Holland [in MONTH?].The visit was part of the Erasmus Plus program, and included representatives of three universities from Palestine and from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Canterbury in England. It focused on educational research and teacher’s professional development.Professors participated in joint activities, tours to elementary schools, and training programs in order to bring together the faculty members from different international universities and lead them into new collaborative projects in research and teaching.Birzeit University representatives participated in a training workshop that outlined the fundamentals of doing research. It aimed at enhancing instructors’ research skills to better engage learners in a range of robust and challenging activities.The workshop draws on the know-how of creating research questions, defining the hypotheses, and utilizing various research methodologies. This visit is part of a broader program that aims at developing teaching and learning at the Palestinian universities, under the support of three European universities.