70 teachers participated in one day Course on professional and personal development, technology and time management conducted at LIU university in Akkar.
The course focuses on professional learning by the teacher and the process of developing the necessary knowledge-base and skills teachers require to carry out their role effectively. This does not only involve learning new theoretical teaching ideas and suggestions but also trying them out and learning how to make them more effective within their teaching contexts.
The course emphasizes more on teachers’ awareness of their teaching contexts and how to apply such practical skills in these contexts. This is because teaching is a challenging job that requires more teacher flexibility and creativity to deal successfully with the unexpected and cater for the different students’ needs in each classroom. Thus, professional development’s aim is to aid teachers to learn how to adjust their teaching to their students’ learning needs.