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At the Department of Education, They Are
Civically Engaged!

“Moving towards competency based approach in teaching necessitates a change in evaluation.” This is the theme of the “pedagogical day” organized by the Department of Education.

The Department of Education is organizing a pedagogical day under the theme “Towards New Practices in Evaluation and Assessment” on Friday, May 15 , at the University of Balamand main campus and on May 22 in the Souk El Gharb campus.

The mission of this workshop is to “show our commitment to civic engagement which falls in line with the mission of the university,” saysDr. Megan Khairallah, chairperson of the department of education.

The workshop will provide professional development and opportunities for teachers in schools in north Lebanon as part of the University’s commitment to community service.

This “pedagogical day” will also provide innovative professional development and research- based practices to schools, bridging research with practice.

“The workshops will allow university-based faculty and school-based personnel to exchange perspectives and reflections and explore new evaluation practices in the different disciplines,” says Dr. Khairallah.

Dr. Mireille Riachi will present a lecture, in French, on methods and techniques to evaluate student writings – a subject that besides being “very interesting’” she says, deals with “one of the most frequent problems faced by teachers evaluating student work.”

Assessment is not adapted to different learners and different interests. Therefore, she argues that there is a need for “differentiated assessment.”

In turn, Dr. Naim Rouadi will explore discuss “transversal skills,” a subject that he believes is not taken into consideration by teachers. The assessment of transversal skills, he will argue, is critically important in teaching. Want to know what that means? Register for the workshop! ​
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