Pedagogical and Didactical Competences in Practical Training


In October a 4-day training session was organized for TVET & Higher Education Staff on pedagogical and didactical competences in practical training. This training workshop is part of the activities of the project entitled “Strengthening capacity of TVET teaching & management staff to enhance development and provision of curricula and programs by HEs & TVETs in the Jordanian horticulture sector”.

22 participants coming from TVET and Higher Education field joined the workshop that was being taught by Dutch experts and lecturers from the University of Amsterdam, Q-Point b.v., Acacia Water and Profyta.

The workshop
On the first day, Dr. Issam Qrunfleh from Al-Balqa Applied University gave a presentation about the project, developing the curriculum process (DACUM), and the new learning objectives for the modules related for the Plant Production Diploma Degree. Followed by Dr.Natasja Maas and Mrs. Hester from the University of Amsterdam, who presented on learning objectives, practical assignments and assessment. During this presentation the emphasis was on how the learning objectives and practical assignments should be linked.

On the second day, the training participants started working on developing three educational assignments for each module in the curriculum. The assignments were discussed by educational and technical experts for the purpose of evaluation and critique and then approved.

On the third day, field visits were organized to a private farm, University of Jordan Agricultural Research Station (Public) and the Agricultural Engineers Association Training Station (NGO) to learn about hydroponics and smart agriculture. During the visits the Dutch Technical Experts guided the visits and demonstrated some techniques of smart horticulture irrigation.

On last day, the participants finalized their work on developing the educational assignments for the modules in the curriculum. All assignments were uploaded on the Acacia platform initiated for this purpose. Certificates for the participants in the DACUM process were distributed.

About the project in Jordan
MSM together with its consortium partners CINOP, University of Amsterdam, Q-Point, Profyta and Acacia Water capacitate the University of Jordan, Al-Balqa Applied University, Shoubk University College and Al-Huson University College to contribute to End hunger, double smallholder productivity and income, and ensure the sustainability and resilience of food production systems by 2030 (SDG 2).

Orange Knowledge Programme
This project is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) which is funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic. For more information click here.

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