Sunday, 10 January 2016

AUC TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL TEACHERS CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARAB WORLD


WHAT
“The First Annual Teachers Conference for the Development of Education in the Arab World,” organized by the Middle East Institute for Higher Education (MEIHE) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS), UNESCO’s regional office and Ford Foundation.
The three day conference will focus on the enhancement of teachers and empowering them with new approaches for their professional development with a focus on teachers as reflective thinkers and researchers. The topics of the first day will include global citizen education and the teacher as a researcher. The second day will be dedicated to Action Research for All Schools (ARAS) project where discussions will tackle educational activities, teaching and learning science, educational professional development and contemporary issues in education including innovation development, private lessons and violence at Egyptian secondary technical schools. Conference recommendations will be announced on the third day.  
WHO
Speakers on the opening session will include Ambassador Badr El Din Alaly, LAS; Ashraf El Sheihy, minister of higher education, Egypt; Badr Hamad Al Eissa, minister of education, Kuwait; Al Hilaly El Shirbeeny, minister of education, Egypt; Hamad b. Seif Al Hemamy, head of UNESCO’s regional office of education in the Arab states and Amr Salama, counsellor, AUC.

Speakers on other sessions will include Carlos Alberto Torres, chair of global learning and global citizen education, UNESCO; Maysoun Shehab, UNESCO representative, UNESCO’s regional office for education; Malak Zaalouk, head of MEIHE, AUC; Hassan El Beblawi, secretary general of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development in addition to researchers and professors from several Egyptian universities including Suez Canal, Aswan, Mansoura, Alexandria, Ain Shams, Minya, Cairo, Assiut and Helwan.  

WHERE   
Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Cairo

WHEN
Sunday, January 10, 2016 to Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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