Using the Blended Learning Approach in Teacher Professional Development and Community Research Training

Using the Blended Learning Approach in Teacher Professional Development and Community Research Training

Event Date: August 03 and 04, 2017 

Event Time: 08:30am  till 04:30 pm

Location:    Lebanese American University

The Centre for Lebanese Studies, the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and the UCL Institute of Education hosted a two-days workshop on August 03 and 04, 2017 at the Lebanese American University about Using the Blended Learning Approach in Teacher Professional Development and Community Research Training.

This is the second of a series of workshops for the ESRC-funded RELIEF Centre, a five-year collaborative project between University College London, the Centre for Lebanese Studies and the American University of Beirut.

The workshop:

  1. Explored the benefits and challenges of recruiting and training members of local communities to enable them to take part in research co-design, data collection and dissemination of findings.
  2. Examined the role of new technologies and blended learning models to recruit and train cohorts of community researchers in Lebanon.
  3. Analysed the pathways to support teacher development in Lebanon for host and refugee communities.
  4. Covered past experiences and future directions in using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and blended learning to collaborate with different groups of educators.

The workshops were facilitated by Dr. Maha Shuayb, Dr. Nikolay Mintchev, Dr. Hannah Sender and Professor Diana Laurillard.