The following modules are free open-source training material, in both English and Arabic, that have been designed and developed based on national and international teacher preparation educational standards. The modules may be used by university professors and learners in teacher preparation programs, and by in-service teachers and school administrators for the purpose of professional development. We welcome you to explore and benefit from the teacher training modules.
This project has been made possible by Zayed University research grants awarded to Prof. Rana Tamim, Prof. Hanada Taha-Thomure, and Dr. Jenny Eppard. Click here for the complete list of acknowledgements.
This module provides an overview of Vygotsky’s and Piaget’s learning theories while presenting their implications for teaching and learning
In this module, the reflective teaching is described and defined. Strategies to become a reflective teacher are provided as well
This module covers bilingualism and provides a rationale for bilingual programs while offering recommendations on how to implement them
This module addresses the impact of bullying while providing guidance on how teachers and school personnel can deal with it and reduce it
This module provides an overview of a teaching portfolio and its uses while offering suggestions on how to design and develop one
This module defines flexible classrooms, and addresses their importance while offering suggestions for developing them
This module addresses the benefits of play in early childhood learning and highlights how children make meaning out of play in its various stages
This module provides an overview of social and emotional learning and their importance, with recommendations on how to integrate them in school curricula
This module addresses how teachers can develop positive relations with the learners and create a classroom community based on caring
This module addresses global citizenship and its importance while presenting strategies on how to integrate global citizenry in an educational curriculum