Music can express emotions by arousing them in the child. Music can be agitated, restless, triumphant, or calm since it can possess the character of the bodily movements which are involved in the moods and emotions that are given these names. Music thus distills certain aspects of human expressive behavior, especially that of the voice-which is our focus with young children and renders those aspects into dynamic musical shapes. This training addresses how teachers can further enable children to express themselves through singing, moving to music, and dancing (locomotor and non-locomotor).Details
Music can express emotions by arousing them in the child. Music can be agitated, restless, triumphant, or calm since it can possess the character of the bodily movements which are involved in the moods and emotions that are given these names. Music thus distills certain aspects of human expressive behavior, especially that of the voice-which is our focus with young children and renders those aspects into dynamic musical shapes. This training addresses how teachers can further enable children to express themselves through singing, moving to music, and dancing (locomotor and non-locomotor).
With the growing body of published research and knowing that no one research study may produces a conclusive response to a particular research question, researchers are aspiring to conduct reviews to better understand what a body of literature has to offer. However, traditional literature reviews and narrative reviews tend to be selective and highly subjective thus being susceptible to bias. That is why systematic reviews and meta-analyses—both of which focus on explicit and rigorous processes that increase rigor and minimize bias—are gaining prominence. Overall, systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide reliable research syntheses that can inform future research, policy, and practice. This workshop addresses the what, why, and how of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Attendees will gain an understanding and hands-on practice about the steps entailed in a systematic review from framing the research question through literature search, review, study feature coding, and analysis. In addition, attendees will be provided with insights on framing their own systematic review question and process.
The twenty first century has brought new and impressive applications and strategies that changed the structure of educational body without giving enough time for educators and leaders to judge the effect of technology implementation in classrooms. Hence, education is drowning in a pool of Edutech practices and platforms, and everyday we experience new tools and technologies. With an interactive and engaging approach, this workshop provides attendees with effective solutions and best practices for using technology with a student-centered learning approach. Technologies to be discussed include Interactive online white boards, Canva, Wix, quizzez, Neat pod and many more.
The UNESCO’s Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to education for ALL is a framework for the realization of children's right to education and rights within education. This workshop will present the HRBA with evidence-based practices on how to create inclusive and supportive learning environments to optimize the wellbeing and learning experiences of students with special educational needs within educational settings. It will also offer a reference-model for the implementation of HRBA.
In today’s higher education arenas, academic promotion is not an easy endeavor, and the prospect of planning and preparing for it stresses many junior faculty members. Where should one present and publish their research, how much should one accomplish in an academic year, how can one plan for service activities, and what can be done to ensure that the portfolio submitted in due time will be a substantive one? This workshop provides junior faculty members with a road map on how to best plan and make use of the time and resources available to be ready when the time comes to submit their portfolio for promotion. Attendees will be provided with insights about evidence supporting academic and educational excellence, resources to help them select knowledge dissemination venues, and support systems that can be helpful to them during their journey.
Classrooms are becoming more diverse around the world, particularly in private and international schools in the Gulf Region, with research findings indicating that culturally responsive teaching has been found to empower students, increase their engagement, and raise their motivation. Many teachers are familiar with culturally responsive practice within their own communities and schools, however, moving to a new country as an expat teacher requires gaining knowledge about the culture, context, and set of values and norms in a short period of time. This workshop offers an introduction to culturally responsive teaching within diverse classrooms in the Gulf Region, and ways through which newly arrived teachers can be supported to optimize their performance. The workshop would be ideal as part of the onboarding process for new teachers.
With the growing body of published research and knowing that no one research study may produce a conclusive response to a particular research question, systematic reviews are becoming even more important. Academics and policy makers are depending more on systematic reviews to inform their decision-making process as it offers a better understanding about the evidence that is available to them. This workshop provides an overview of what a systematic review is, its importance, and what makes it different from a literature review. Attendees will gain an understanding about the steps entailed in a systematic review from framing the research question through literature search, review, study feature coding, and analysis. In addition, they will have the opportunity to start framing their own systematic review research question.
This five-modules training program will provide participants with the needed skills to conduct statistical analysis in the field of education. With a hands-on workshop approach, Prof. Hala Tamim from York University will demonstrate the use of SPSS and provide the participants with the knowledge of using SPSS from data entry, to running inferential statistics, all the way to interpreting and reporting results. Participants will learn how to create and manage databases. Statistical tests to be covered include t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square test, correlation, nonparametric tests and regression analysis.