GUST to launch center for teaching, learning and research workshops
Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) announced yesterday, the upcoming launch of the Center for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR), next Sunday October 30th, under the sponsorship of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. The launch will be celebrated with week-long math, science and technology workshops given in collaboration with the esteemed Queen Rania Teacher Academy, Jordan.
The opening ceremony will welcome GUST Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Professor Salem Al Tuhaih, GUST President, Professor Donald Bates, Minister of Education and Higher Education Professor Bader Al-Essa, Undersecretary to the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah, Director General of KFAS, Dr Adnan Ahmad Shihab Eldin, as well as both private and public school administrators, principals and teachers, Ministry of Education supervisors, among others.
Attendees will participate in hands-on bilingual workshops in math presented by Queen Rania Teacher Academy, under such topics as Calculus: Rate of Change & Functions by Dr Muad Al-Shiyyab, and Geometry: Platonic Solids by Kamal Lahlouh. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend science workshops focused on problem based learning, and technology workshops by Dr Mohammad Yassine from GUST, and Dr Nouf Al-Wadi from Washington, DC.
The primary goal of the workshops will be to help facilitate the implementation of the new math and science curricula by offering public and private school teachers high quality workshops focused on those areas, as well as the use of technology. As part of the event, KFAS will announce the upcoming launch of an online forum, Ustath Cafe, designed as a platform to support math and science teachers across the country.
CTLR further cement’s GUST as a leading institution for higher education in Kuwait that supports and contributes to its community. Additional information including full descriptions of the workshops and registration details can be found on: ctlr.gust.edu.kw.