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The first children's nurseries forum was organized at UJ by the Faculty of Educational Sciences and “Pharmacy One” on Saturday, December 19.

The event was held under the patronage of UJ President Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh and attended by Social Development Minister Reem Abu Hassan, MP Rula Hroub and representatives of a number of academic and public institutions. According to the Faculty of Educational Sciences Professor Iman Betawi - who originated the idea of forum - the forum aims to highlight topics related to early childhood and the importance of nurseries in this stage, as well as nursery regulations and quality standards, the importance of preparing specialized early childhood professionals, and management of nursery schools.
The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Jordan (UJ) held an introductory meeting for deaf and hearing impaired students at UJ on a pre-baccalaureate program designed for deaf students.

The meeting was organized in cooperation with ‘The HUB – Jordan’, a Jordanian Deaf organization which works in partnership with the British Council Jordan.

Over 100 deaf and hearing impaired students attended the meeting on the program which aims to provide the students with the principal requirements to succeed academically.
In light of the International Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day, the University of Jordan (UJ) Faculty of Educational Sciences in collaboration with the Life Development Center organized on Sunday, April 5, an event to spread awareness and education about autism. Dr. Amal Malkawi, Department of Counseling and Special Education, said the event was created to educate students on how to deal with children with autism, from both a social and psychological perspective. The event incorporated seminar presentation, and video viewing, as well as the distribution of pamphlets on behavioral and daily challenges with children with autism. Dr. Bassam Al Abdallat, a faculty member, said the activity is important since students at the faculty are going to interact with children with autism during their course of study. In November 2007, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. This is the 8th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, organizations around the world celebrate the day by holding awareness-raising events.

A conference was held at the University of Jordan (UJ) on Wednesday and Thursday 11-12, May, discussed the state of higher education in the Arab world.


Titled “Higher Education Conference in the Arab World: Towards a Global Competition”, the refereed conference was organized by UJ Faculty of Educational Sciences and its counterpart at Zarqa University.


75 scientific papers were presented by a group of scholars and educational experts from all over the Arab world.


The purpose of the conference is to encourage dialogue and cooperation between HE institutions with respect to curricula and development strategies, to come about effectual standards for the management of higher education programs in the Arab countries, and develop a joint proposal for standards and guidelines for Quality Assurance, accreditation and best educational practices.



As one of the members of Higher Education Reform Experts in Jordan Dr. Diala Hamaidi (Assistant Dean for Quality and Development – School of Educational Sciences at the University of Jordan) attended and participated as a rapporteur in one of the sessions of the HERE Study visit that is entitled: Learning outcomes and student-centered learning. The event took place at Tallinn University, Estonia from 18-19 April, 2016. This fruitful study visit discussed many topics:

1) Learning outcomes (LO) and student-centred learning (SCL): implications for learning and teaching

2) Current developments in SCL in the context of the Bologna Process. It will also consider the expectations and experiences of the participants

3) Two case studies by HERE from different countries:

 - The case of Jordan (15 min) -  Isam Zabalawi.  HERE Jordan

 - The case of Georgia  (15 min)- Irma Grdzelidze. HERE Georgia

The presentations addressed: 1) Definitions of SCL in respective countries and systems, 2) Achievements, problems and challenges in implementing SCL.

4) The state of play of LO and SCL in their institutions / countries and 2) differing understandings of SCL.

For further details about this study please visit the following link:

A group of students from Library and Information Science Department on Sunday, 15-8-2017, had maintained the classification plans in the laboratory of the department with arrangement with the head of the department.



​The School of Educational Sciences is going to offer a new programme in Educational Leadership next Fall 2018/2019.