BA Primary Degree

2Aim

To develop new BA Degree programmes with a Major in Primary Education (and Minors in Diversity, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs [DISEN] and Technology Enhanced Learning Teaching and Assessment [TELTA]) at Al-Azhar University Gaza, Birzeit University and Hebron University in Palestine; to reflect effective international practice; the vision of the Teacher Education Strategy for Palestine (2008); meet the Palestinian Professional Standards for New Teachers (2010) and address the needs for a well-qualified and innovative new teaching force as outlined in the Education Development Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (2014)

Objectives

  1. To conduct comprehensive and systemic quality reform of all components of BA Primary Education degree programmes in partner universities in Palestine in line with recognised international good practice and the needs and vision of the Teacher Education Strategy for Palestine (2008).
  2. To develop all the systems and documentation to support effective development and operation of the programmes in line with international practice.
  3. To implement two complete final years of the new programmes, providing quality learning experiences for students and opportunities to develop high levels of competences as specified in the Readiness to Teach Index of Competences for New Teachers (2014) and the Palestinian Professional Standards for New Teachers (2010).
  4. To assure the quality and long term sustainability of the programmes through internal university validation and presentation for formal accreditation by the Academic Qualification Accreditation Committee (AQAC) in Palestine.