The Education Development Institute (EDI) and The Learning Centre (TLC), under the umbrella of Pre-University Education of Qatar Foundation (QF), jointly held an orientation for around 200 new teachers joining QF schools this year.
The event, organised to give educators a better cultural and linguistic understanding of their new environment, took place at Awsaj Academy in Education City. Sessions demonstrated how learners can master a language through effective language strategies, and focused on approaches to teaching and learning, helping the teachers align themselves with the goal of improving the language proficiency of all students in QF schools.
Joanna Moe, EDI Assistant Director, said they want to ensure that new teachers receive ongoing professional learning in order to have a greater understanding of ways to support students.
Pedagogical sessions conducted during the event focused on differences in the use of Arabic and English in teaching and learning, the planning involved in developing and delivering the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and the strategies to enhance vocabulary. Each session also highlighted the importance of embedding language instruction in every classroom, a key component of the IB programme.
EDI, a centre of excellence in professional development and lifelong learning, was established by QF to support the growth of the international educational community within Qatar through sessions such as the recent orientation event. TLC, meanwhile, helps every child become a successful learner by supporting all QF teaching staff, providing expertise and resources.
For more information about the recent orientation event, visit qf.org.qa.