The First National Conference on Teaching and Learning - 2014

As part of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning activities and in cooperation with AMIDEAST and sponsorship of USAID, the Center is launching the First National Conference in Teaching and Learning " Toward Creative Initiatives in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" and opening the doors to present Abstracts about Action Research in teaching and learning. The conference aims to aid in developing the educational process as one of the main aspects in higher education, and to encourage the Excellence in teaching and learning.


Conference Themes:

  1. Students centered strategies in higher education.
  2. Innovative methods of teaching in higher (Active learning, collaborative learning, problem based learning, community based learning, experiential learning etc…)
  3. Higher order thinking skills in teaching and learning in higher education.
  4. Action research and reflective teaching in higher education
  5. Evaluation and Assessment models in teaching and learning in higher education.
  6. Using Technology in higher education
  7. Strategies of motivating students in higher education.
  8. Professional development in higher education
  9. Successful projects to improve in higher education
  10. Effective initiatives to develop teaching and learning in higher education.


Conference Program:


Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Torgny Roxå

Educational Development Center, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University/ Sweden

Bio: Torgny Roxå is, since 1988, an academic developer at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. His focus is Strategic Educational Development using a socio-cultural approach. He has won the Lund University award for distinguished pedagogical achievements and has also been recognized as an Excellent Teaching Practitioner. He has served as an external examiner for the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University and as a workshop leader in numerous occasions. He is currently appointed Honorary Fellow at the University of Ulster. 2011 to 2014 he was elected as Vice President (Europe) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

  • Dr. Grege Light

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University/ USA,

Bio: Gregory Light is the director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He completed his PhD (in higher Education) at the University of London in the UK where he was a faculty member of the Lifelong Learning Group at the Institute of Education.His teaching and research focuses on the theory and practice of learning, teaching and assessment in higher and professional education. He has published over 50 papers and chapters in national and international peer-reviewed publications and given over 100 invited talks, workshops and conference presentations in North & South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.  He is the author, with Susanna Calkins, of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional (Sage 2001, 2009);and,with Marina Micari, ofMaking Scientists: Six Principles for Effective College Teaching (Harvard University Press, 2013). 




Conference Committees Members:

Members of the Logistics Committee

  1. Mr. Anan Al-Jabari
  2. Mr. Khaldoon Abdeen
  3. Mr. Abdulbaset Al-Jabari
  4. Mr. Wadah Sultan
  5. Mr. Fawaz Natsheh
  6. Mr. Ali Ramadan
  7. Mr. Alaa Amro
  8. Mr. Iyad Horini
  9. Mr. Sufian Zahdeh


Members of the Public Relations and Publications Committee

  1. Ms. Ala' Suboh
  2. Ms. Rana Obeid
  3. Ms. Sundus Altalbishi
  4. Dr. Amjad Barham


Members of the Scientific Committee

  1. Dr. Adnan Shehadeh
  2. Dr. Mustafa Safa
  3. Dr. Muneer Karameh
  4. Dr. Sameer Hanna


Media Gallery:

 Conference Photos- Day 1          Conference Photos- Day 2