The National Education Council (NEC) is a proposed Lebanese public, autonomous, and independent organism that serves the primary function of upholding formal education as a high quality public good and a significant national investment for the 21st century and beyond. The Council would work in accordance with an explicitly spelled out national policy for education and
The Lebanese educational system is long due for a major reform under clearly defined vision and broad national policy for education and development that optimally meet local and global realities of the 21st century. The envisioned reform would especially require and bring about new concepts of education, system, governance, pedagogy, school, curriculum, student, teacher, and every
Five modalities of differential convergence that may be deployed in the context of any curriculum, including discipline-based curricula, are proposed in a systemic perspective. These are, in increasing order of cohesiveness and productivity, pluridisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, crossdisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity, with the last two as ultimate modalities for secondary school and university respectively. Download Full Text
Premises and related measures for authentic reform of education are recommended about seven major aspects: equity and quality, lifelong learning, global citizenship, human mind and brain, technology, profession, and systemism. …. Download Full Text …. Toward authentic reform of education in Lebanon A working white paper Ibrahim A. Halloun By the turn of the 21st
Students are empowered for excellence in life under systemic curricula that mandate competencies and systems in the form of learning outcomes spelled out in accordance with SCE taxonomy that resolves certain critical issues in Bloom’s taxonomy. … Download Full Text … Systemic Cognition and Education Taxonomy of Learning Outcomes Systemic Cognition and Education (SCE) is
This working paper provides a sketch for a number of publications on Systemic Cognition and Education (SCE), its foundations, and its applications in curriculum development and student and teacher education. It proposes, from an educator’s viewpoint, an overall perspective on mind, brain, and education (MBE) that lays the ground for SCE as a generic pedagogical
هذه المقالة عربون تقدير للزملاء والأصدقاء الذين تكرّموا بالتعبير عن آرائهم حول مقالة سابقة تتعلّق بالامتحانات الرسميّة، وبالتطرّق إلى أمور نعالجها من خلال اقتراح مرتكزات لتطوير الشهادات، والمناهج، والنظم التربويّة، وذلك في إطار سعينا الدؤوب للاصلاح المصداق للتربية.
In response and appreciation to all colleagues and friends who reacted to a previous post on conventional exit exams, this post outlines major premises for revamping educational diplomas, curricula and systems, as part of our drive for authentic reform of education.
لِبَناتنا وأبنائنا الحق بتربية تفتح لهم آفاق الحياة المعاصرة الواسعة، ولا تقيّدهم بزواريب امتحانات مدرسيّة ورسميّة محدودة الصلاحيّة والآفاق. قليلة هي الأبحاث العلميّة التربويّة المتعلّقة بمصداقيّة الامتحانات الرسميّة وصلاحيتها (صحّتها، أمانتها، فعاليّتها…)، وتأثيرها على الطلبة (والتلامذة من مختلف الأعمار) والمعلّمين وغيرهم من المعنيّين بالشأن التربوي، وعلى الوطن بقطاعاته المختلفة. إلّا أن ما يُعرَف عن هذه
Appeared in Naharnet on March 30, 2016 under the title: Time to abolish the Lebanese Brevet and Baccalaureate exams as we know them http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/205893 The Lebanese Brevet and Baccalaureate exams (as they are still commonly known) have been around for quite awhile that most people are taking them for granted. Very little research has been