8th International Conference of Education Faculty

24 - Feb - 2020

On 24th of February 2020, the IUG Education Faculty held the 8th international conference, which put under the title of "Modern Trends in Education Development", and convened under the auspices of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

The chief goal of the conference is to highlight the role of the digital technology in developing the process of education, and display the current-edge trends of the launching programs of preparing and training teachers as well. Throughout the conference's papers, the participants present a number of educational and psychological experiences in light of Arab and international trends, targeting the staff working in the educational sector.  

The conference was kicked off by the Head of the Preparation Committee Prof. Mohammed Abu Auda as he stressed that Education Faculty must be an oasis of knowledge and research. That is why the faculty is keen to hold conferences annually in addition to usual scientific meetings and symposiums. And by this conference, the faculty has linked up the educational researchers and psychological consultants with each other in a special knowledgeable domain.  

The stage was for The Head of 8th International Conference of Education Faculty Prof. Ibrahim Al-Astal who summarized that the conference's papers would feed up the community with educational knowledge and diversity of local and international expertise in the sector of education, with much focus on the applicable knowledge of the modern trends of technology employed in education.

Prof. Al-Astal concluded, "This conference is a fruitful outcome of the complementary relationship between the Faculty of Education and local and international institutions and ministries,".


IUG reinforces three main sectors: Scientific Research, Students, and community. Adopting this vision, the Head of Islamic University Prof. Nasser Farahat recommended the Ministry of Higher Education to make the highest use of the outcomes of the conference's scientific papers and, thus, improve the educational process in all levels of learning.

"This Conference is of great significance, for it focuses on the largest and fruitful sector as well, which is education. Education Field is taking care of both physical and psychological part of humans," this was the kernel of his speech.

A Malaysian participation was given by the Prof. Dawoud Al-Hadabi who explained about the levels of complementary between the cultural and philosophical dimension of every community. Two of them are interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary. These conference's papers must be built on them general policies ruled by the Ministry of Higher Education, and coped up with the cutting-edge trends of technology for developing education in the world.

A panel discussion took part at the end of the opening session dealt with the title "The expected roles of the Education Faculties at all Palestinian universities in RAISING Up the Quality of Education. This session had gathered members from different Gazan Universities and institutions such as the Ministry of Higher Education, UNRWA, Al-Azhar and Al-Aqsa Universities.

The event elongated to another three sessions that contained 14 papers, all of which served the main title of the conference.


The first session tackled four scientific papers' titles. One of them is Mathematical Proficiency Skills Mastery Level Among Ninth Grade Students In Gaza, the second is the Effectiveness of A Program Based on the Use of Some Active Learning Strategies in The Teaching Social Education To Develop Meditative Thinking Skills and the Trend Towards Subject in Higher-Level Students. The third is put under the title of the Impact of Employing Scientific Fiction Stories in Developing Creative Thinking Skills in the Science and Life Textbook for Female Fifth Grade in Gaza. The four papers entitled, "The Effect of Using Educational Drama to Enhance the Status of Al-Quds Among Third-grade Primary School Students in Government Schools In Gaza Governorate.   

The second session had five papers to present. They are put under the following titles, respectively. The Attitudes Towards Cancelling Homework for Lower Elementary School Students From the Perspective of Teachers and Parents and The Development of Human Resources Management in the Directorates of Education in the Southern Governorates. In addition, The Counselors' Use of CBT Techniques in Schools in Southern Palestine Governorates paper was also followed by the paper of the Degree of Availability of Quality standards in Graduate Programs at IUG Faculty of Education and the Ways to Develop it. The final paper was "A proposed Vision to Strengthen Preparations for Secondary School Administrations in Gaza Governorate in Times of Emergency and Disasters".

The third session included papers about the Effectiveness of Employing Virtual Reality Techniques VR in Social Subjects in Developing a Love of Learning Among Female Eighth Grades In Gaza. The second paper is on the Effect of Employing Environment Based on Hologram in Teaching Medical Technology To Develop Visual Thinking Skills for Seven Grades. The third paper is entitled, "Developing an educational Model Based on STEAM Activities to Produce Creative Educational Projects". The fourth one is on Using Problem Based Learning To Develop University Students' Writing Performance. The last paper was conducted to focus on the Job Cutout for Secondary School Teachers in North Gaza Governorate Causes and Treatment in the Light of Islamic Educational Guidance.

Recommendations 

At the end of the conference, the participants recommended to activate the role of education faculties in developing the education in Palestine. In addition, they called for achieving the philosophy of complementary between the curriculum's components through different in-class and out of class activities. Furthermore, pay much consideration to integrate the learning technology in the situations. In terms of research, they recommended to direct the stern of scientific research to serve the educational practices. One more result is to spread learning to be a philosophy of life.