An-Najah Participates in Closing Ceremony of TVETCQ Project in Palestinian Universities
A Delegation from An-Najah National University participated in the closing ceremony of the "Development of TVET Pedagogical Competencies and Qualification" Project in Palestinian Universities (TVETCQ), which was held over two days from 2-3 November, 2022 at Palestine Technical University Kadoorie (PTUK) in Tulkarm.
The event which was held under the patronage of Prof. Mahmoud Abu Moais, Minister of Higher Education and scientific research, included the participation of Dr. Basri Saleh, Deputy Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Noureddine Abu Al-Rub, PTUK President, Director of the National Erasmus+ Office in Palestine, Dr. Abdel Karim Daraghmeh, Dr. Jacob Aras, Representative of the European Union, Dr. Noha Ateer, TVETCQ’s Project Manager, as well as representatives of GIZ, the project’s Palestinian partner universities, and a number of representatives of European universities and institutions.
The Erasmus+ TVETCQ project focuses on offering teaching curricula in the field of TVET and initiating academic research work in this area. The various issues related to TVET resort to different disciplines, which must be mobilized in the framework of this project. At the university level it involves instructors of the Education department and those of the departments of Sociology and Psychology, Business Management, Law and Economics, as well as instructors of the faculties of engineering, medical sciences and agronomy who have a well-grounded training experience in their field. It also involves instructors in community colleges.
In general, it aims to contribute to the development of curricula, research and effective orientation in vocational training and adult education in the Palestinian universities that meet with the priority requirement expressed by the Palestinian National Authority.
On the first day, Dr. Saida Affouneh, President's Assistant for Digitalization and E-Learning and Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training at An-Najah, discussed with the attendees the graduation projects of 14 students, outlining the stages of work, the package's goals, and the difficulties and challenges the work encountered over the course of the project's four-year duration. Also, the participants reviewed the outputs of the project in general.
Furthermore, the event included a tour of a set of designs that have been implemented to introduce the participants to the students' projects, and to discuss the content of vocational training programs.