UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education

UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education
UNESCO Chair in HE
Year of foundation: 
2003
UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education
Parent Institution's name (english translation): 
Sharjah Women's Higher College of Technology
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Sharjah Women's Higher College of Technology

Contact

Institutional postal address: 
UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education Sharjah Women´s Higher College of Technology P.O. Box 7947, Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Region: 
Arab States
Country: 
United Arab Emirates
City: 
Sharjah
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
00971-6-5585- 333/ 222

Mision / Vision

The UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education (635), was established in 2003 at Sharjah Women's Higher College of Technology (United Arab Emirates) in order to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of applied research in education. It serves as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the College and other institutions in the United Arab Emirates.

Goals

  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of applied research in education.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the College and other institutions in the United Arab Emirates.

Main activities

2010-2011

Useful ICT Skills for the Classroom: A Teacher Professional Development Program

UNESCO Chair Program
Sharjah higher Colleges of Technology

Aims:
This program comprises a set of workshops aiming to develop teachers’ ICT skills for the development of classroom teaching materials. Each workshop focuses on a different set of ICT skills and participants have the opportunity to design and develop their own materials during the sessions.

Pedagogies for IELTS Preparation: A Teacher Professional Development Program

UNESCO Chair Program
&
Center for Teaching and Learning
Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah

Aims
This Professional Development program was borne out of the need to raise the students’ level of English in government schools.

It is this country’s vision that high school students will be able to graduate from school in the near future with an IELTS Band of 5 or higher, ready to start their Bachelor degree studies at one of the federally funded Universities. Given that currently the majority of high school graduates spend up to 2 years attending foundation courses to bring their English to the minimum level required for Bachelor studies, high schools have an enormous task at their hands. In response to this, the proposed program has two aims. First, it will deliver a teacher professional development (PD) program to 47 3rd Cycle High School teachers in the Sharjah Education Zone. The sessions will familiarize teachers with the IELTS format and also the pedagogies involved in preparing students for taking the IELTS exam. Second, as part of the program, SHCT will prepare a set of resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

 

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona