University of Leicester educational expertise benefits Gulf states

Posted by pt91 at May 04, 2016 12:08 PM |
Experts lead professional development workshop with representatives from seven states

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 4 May 2016

Education experts from the University of Leicester have headed to United Arab Emirates this week for a top-level meeting involving senior government officials from seven Gulf states.

The Gulf region Strategic Planning for Professional Development Workshop takes place from 1st-8th May and features academics from the University of Leicester School of Education.

They are leading a seven-day course on behalf of the Gulf Educational Training Centre (GETC) focussing on strategic planning and classes relating to various approaches to teacher professional development.

Dr Phil Wood and Dr Joan Smith from the University of Leicester will be guiding officials through different approaches to professional development, reflecting on case studies of good practice and current issues.

The professionals will use several different approaches, including a school visit, to discuss approaches to strategic planning for professional development.

Dr Tony Daniels of Education CPD+, part of the School of Education, said: “This high profile course is the latest in a series of international projects delivered by the School of Education and will reinforce the department’s growing reputation for high-quality, research-informed teaching, consultancy and professional development.”

Delegates will complete the course by developing strategic professional development plans they can take back to their home countries for implementation.


For more information contact:

Oliver Moore
University of Leicester School of Education


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