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
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.
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