The Project’s primary goal is to improve the quality of science education in Palestine’s schools. To this end, a many-pronged approach has been adopted which engages teachers, students, their parents, and the wider community.
The Science Education Project equips teachers with the latest tools and methods for encouraging an interactive classroom environment, where student participation and input is considered a valuable part of the learning process. The Project also helps to promote a culture of science literacy outside of the classroom, by encouraging science’s use in day-to-day problem solving, and for understanding the natural world.
The Project aims to contribute to research in the field of science education, and to provoke dialogue about science education in Palestine. A research team will be enlisted to prepare a comprehensive study towards the goal of establishing an interactive science museum in Palestine.
The Project seeks to empower teachers to source classroom materials, develop engaging curricula, and deepen their own understanding of their chosen discipline, their professional responsibilities, and their place within the community. It has also been designed to enhance students’ understanding and application of science, by providing better laboratories in schools, and by taking science out of the classroom with an informal science education programme.
To improve the quality of science education in Palestine.
- To meet the professional empowerment needs of science teachers
- To improve student performance and achievements in science
- To build a core research base in the area of science education
- To increase science literacy across Palestine
- To establish a stable infrastructure for science education (i.e. laboratories, teaching aids and resources, equipment, etc)
- To conduct a comprehensive study towards establishing an interactive science museum