Portfolio Day at AAU
The AAU College of Education organized the “Injaz” Portfolio event. Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, attended the event along with Dr. Ibtehal Aburezq, Dean of the College of Education, as well as other deans and faculty members.
Prof. El Refae expressed his appreciation of the educational programs which reflect the students’ effort and convey creative ideas enriching the students’ academic achievement and learning outcomes.
“This Project has provided students with the opportunity to prepare the portfolios in systematic, methodical ways that comply with the standards of academic preparation. It has also given them the chance start preparing lesson plans, teaching aids and familiarize themselves with the educational responsibilities they are about to undertake as teachers,” he added.
Dr. Ibtehal Aburezq, Dean of the College of Education, explained that the field training, also known as Practicum, is a key component of teacher education that normally comes towards the end of the program. Throughout the period of field training, students teach actual classes at public and private schools and they implement teaching methods they have learnt while being monitored closely by qualified supervisors from the College of Education with help from cooperative teachers at the designated schools.
On his part, Dr. Ahmed Khaled, Head of the Professional Diploma in Teaching Program, reiterated that the particulars of the field training are documented in the “Injaz” Portfolio (Injaz is the Arabic word for achievement). This portfolio is a collection of the activities, worksheets, and practices conducted by the teacher-trainee which demonstrate the achievement of field training objectives. Hence, in itself, the portfolio is a mirror of the skills and experience the student has acquired throughout the Practicum period.
At the end of the ceremony, Prof. El Refae gave out certificates to the top-achieving students. He also viewed the portfolios which reflected a genuine and relentless.