Funding Success – Erasmus+ Palestine Teacher Education

Congratulations to Tony Mahon, Director for International Development in the Faculty of Education for his successful bid to the EU for Erasmus+ funding.  The 3-year project aims to raise the quality of teacher education programmes in Palestine.

Project Title:  Raising the Quality of Teacher Education Programmes in Palestine
EU flagFunder: European Commission, Erasmus+ scheme,
Key Action 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education
Value: €879,075
Duration: 3 years

The project will develop new and innovative Primary Education degree programmes within the participating Palestine universities.  The programmes include clearly defined pathways that focus on developing capacity in identified needs within Palestinian education; namely, Technology Enhanced Teaching Learning and Assessment (TELTA) and Diversity, Inclusion and SEN (DISEN).

A parallel programme in research capacity building will empower academic staff to research their practices and draw upon these to inform on-going improvement of the programmes.

These initiatives are underpinned by the establishment of well-equipped technology enhanced learning environments and a Smart Learning Room in each university that supports the movement from traditional to transformational ways of learning and teaching.

CCCU will lead this project with five partners: University of Eastern Finland, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Al Azhar University in Gaza (Palestine), Hebron University (Palestine), Birzeit University (Palestine)

This project follows on from successful  World Bank funded projects in Palestine and has developed from this history of collaboration with the project partners.

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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