Active learning training: for improved education and inspired students
Supporting a training on ‘active learning’ for 300 teachers in Marib governorate
In partnership with the Education Office in Marib, and with funding from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, UNICEF supported a training on ‘active learning’ for 300 teachers in Marib governorate.
“The training is about ‘active learning, and it consists of a set of packages, such as planning for active learning, active learning strategy and making exams in the active learning way. These packages are called ‘active learning”, says Mohammed Al Khaolani, a trainer and an inspector in the Education Office in Marib.
Over 14 days, the training was divided to cover different groups of trainees in Marib city, Harib and some schools in Al-Somaya, Al-Sowaida and Al Jofainah IDP camps in other districts of Marib governorate.
“There were 4 trainers and 53 participants in the training session that was carried out at Al Eman School in Al Somaya IDP camp”, says Amran Ali Esmail (left), a trainee and a teacher at Al Nasr School. “Personally, the training was useful. I acquired a new set of active learning skills which contributes to improving the educational process and makes students enjoy learning”, adds Amran Ali.
“This training is important for teachers because it expands their knowledge and helps them communicate with students effectively as well as prepare their lesson plans in order to improve their teaching”, says Mohammed Al Shaidi, an Islamic Studies inspector and one of the trainers at Al Eman School.
“The training will have a positive impact on teachers because they acquired a set of skills that will enable them to become excellent teachers”, adds Mohammed Al Shaidi.
Some of the participating female trainees engage in a discussion on the training materials.
“The training was so useful because we learned how to make an annual and daily lesson plans, besides how to deal with students and to make them active in class. These strategies that we learned in this training will reflect on our students and make them learn and teach others”, says Hayat Mahiob, one of the female trainees in the active learning class, and a teacher at Al Methaq school in Marib.
This training came at the right timing, especially before the start of the new school year, to prepare the teachers to apply all they have learned and benefit their students as much as possible.
“This training will have a positive impact on the students because we tackled many topics that revolve around supporting students”, says Shaqra’a Ahmed, a trainee and a primary school teacher. “The training will also enable us to help students struggling with studying. We can now overcome these problems together”, adds Shaqra’a Ahmed.
“I think this training is very important for teachers because it develops their personalities, so they can deal better with students in a way that makes the learner experience improve and makes them more active and cooperative which helps students on all levels”, concludes Mohammed Al Khaolani.