On Thursday, March 7, 2019, The university of Jordan hosted a full-day final conference for METHODS project entitled “Modernization of the Higher Education in Jordan and Palestine” under the patronage of H.E. Prof. Walid Maani, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research at Muhammad Ali Bdair Auditorium/ Presidency Building at the University of Jordan (UJ).
The purpose of the conference was to bring together a variety of faculty members and stakeholders to learn about and identify opportunities for modernizing the teaching and learning methodologies in Jordan and Palestine.
The 130 workshop registered participants represented over 20 organizations, including governments, universities, associations, media and non-governmental organizations. Among the participants there were President of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Saeb Khreisat, and President of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Prof. Najib Abu Karaki. In addition; the senator Prof Rida Khawaldeh, and many vice presidents and deans of different faculties.
The agenda began with an overview of METHODS project purpose and outcomes by METHODS coordinator, Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, the project member from Birzeit University, Dr. Wasel Ghanem, and the project member from University of Wolverhampton, Dr. Karl Royle.
Guiding and inspiring speeches followed from the key actors of Education system in Jordan (H.E. Prof. Walid Maani, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, H.E. Prof. Abdel-Karim Al-Qudah, President of The University of Jordan, Mr. Gianmatteo ARENA, Charge d'Affaires, EU Delegation in Jordan, and Prof. Ahmad Abu-El-Haija, Director of The National Erasmus+ office).
A prepared documentary film about METHODS was shown after the opening session for the audience.