EDU-SYRIA / EDU-JORDAN awards new Teacher Education Professional Diploma scholarships

Amman – The EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN program -funded by EU through the regional trust fund in response to the Syrian crisis: the EU ‘Madad’ Fund and managed by the German Jordanian University welcomed on Sunday, October the 3rd, a new batch of Student Teachers benefiting from scholarships for the “Teacher Education Professional Diploma” at the Queen Rania Teacher Academy for the academic year 2021/2022.

The Student Teachers are 70 Jordanian beneficiaries from organizations who support Vulnerable Jordanian Youth: National Aid Fund, Al-Zakat Fund, Al-Aman Fund, and Tkiyet Um Ali, covering the subjects of Arabic, English, science, mathematics, and Early Grades.

The induction day at QRTA for Student Teachers included various activities from introduction to the diploma and all information around it that Student Teachers need to acknowledge during their journey.

The Professional Diploma equips teachers for the current challenges in education, preparing educators to treat learning environments as more than mere space, but as the birthplaces of innovation, leadership, intellectual curiosity, and civic participation among youth. The Diploma combines theory and an extensive school practicum for teachers in General Pedagogies of Teaching and Learning and in subject-specific pedagogies in order to transfer new skills and knowledge gained.

The Professional Diploma graduates are life-long learners and reflective practitioners who are able to use data-based inquiry to improve the learning of students and move learning to ensure student agency. Teachers are well-equipped to effectively help students acquire knowledge and skills necessary for preparing a generation that can contribute to building its community and country. The Diploma also prepares participants to make the learning environment more innovative and creative.