The student centered learning approach is not a new learning approach, however, it is not applied widely in learning institutions in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The term student-centered learning refers to a wide variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students. To accomplish this goal, schools, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educational specialists may employ a wide variety of educational methods, from modifying assignments and instructional strategies in the classroom to entirely redesigning the ways in which students are grouped and taught in a school.
On the 24 October, 2019, both Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department, Tishk International University (TIU) and Erbil Pedagogy center are going to organize a workshop entitled “Student-Centered-Learning approach (SCL) in Iraqi Kurdistan as a distinct learning approach to meet student needs”. The workshop will be held at the Tishk International University, Engineering Faculty, Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department, in Erbil, KRG, Iraq.
It is intended to have this workshop for the academic staff at the TIU University. The plan is to have the workshop with a duration of two hours “two sessions”. The first session would be a presentation about the SCL approach and the second session will be a class activity.
This workshop shall help our staff to have better understanding and get more family with the SCL approach which is intended to be widely implemented in Kurdistan.
At the beginning of the workshop, the quests will be welcomed by Dr. Mohammed Ali Namuq (coordinator of the Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department) and then Dr. Nabaz Nawzad starts with the first session introducing the SCL to the audiences. At the end of the workshop, an open discussion period will be available for guests to more enrich their knowledge in this area and how can be implemented here in KRG.
The workshop will start at 15:00 until 17:00 and take place in the main building, room number 325 at the TIU.