Quality and Innovation in Teacher Professional Development, Issues and Challenges

UNESCO Office in Beirut Venue, Beirut

The Center for Lebanese Studies at LAU, a co-founding member of the Teacher Education Research Group (TERG), is co-organizing a conference titled: “Quality and Innovation in Teacher Professional Development: Issues and Challenges”.

Background and Rationale:

In the context of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and more particularly SDG 4 (Education Goal), UNESCO and its partners emphasize the central role of teachers in enhancing education quality and outcomes. Teachers are important for imparting and facilitating quality knowledge, as well as for developing relevant skills and attitudes for studies, life and work. In today’s world characterized by rapid changes and instability, teachers play also an essential role in nurturing the values of living together peacefully; constructive management of diversity; gender equality; sustainable development; intercultural understanding; and global citizenship. In order to perform, teachers need nonetheless to be supported including through quality systems of teacher professional development (TPD).

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Rima Karami Akkari, Lebanon
  • Dr. Sandra Stotsky, USA
  • Dr. Caroline Pontefract, UNRWA
  • Mr. Dave Peck, UK
  • Dr. Yusuf Sayed, SA

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