Pre-ICET Workshops 2022 were successfully completed in the city of Sulaymaniyah with contributions from 20 academicians and educational experts from prominent universities and institutions of Sulaymaniyah province.
As Stirling Schools Group, in collaboration with our international partners – Cambridge University Press, City & Guilds, and GEMS Education, we are proud to organize the second annual International Conference on Education & Teaching in K-12 Schools (ICET) this year with the theme “Empowering Schools in Preparing Students with Real Life Skills.”
A very important part of the ICET project within this objective is the Pre-ICET Workshops.
Pre-ICET Workshops are preliminary events of the ICET Conference. The Workshops intend to work toward solutions for the educational needs within ICET categories
- To analyze and discuss the de facto situation and experiences in education in the country within ICET categories
- To analyze the factors behind the educational issues and challenges to hinder the educational goals that ICET promotes
- To scrutinize and discuss the possible solutions to the needs and challenges within ICET categories
- To guide and report these proposals of possible solutions to the educational authorities
Pre-ICET Workshops 2022 in Sulaymaniyah focused on the “21st Century Skills” category within the theme of ICET 2022.
The event is held in 4 sessions all day: 2 panels and 2 workshop sessions.
In the introductory panel, the delegates put forward the issues to be discussed, gave insights about the factors behind the issues, introduced different aspects of the issues, introduced points to consider, and provided brief information about their studies/points of view.
During the workshop sessions, the delegates were assigned to three round table groups; and each group discussed the three elements of the “21st Century Skills” which are
- Learning & Innovation Skills
- Information, Media & Technology Skills
- Life & Career Skills
They have produced reports in the given format.
In the concluding panel session, the delegates talked about the concluding insights about the issues discussed. They talked about the possible solutions, models, and considerations to the issues discussed. Based on the conclusions and recommendations of the workshop sessions, assigned delegates presented the solutions and conditions for those solutions in the panel session.
The workshop report will also be submitted to the Ministry of Education and be published for education communities in the country. A session in ICET 2022 will also present this report.
We believe the report will contribute a lot to the improvement of education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and provide valuable solutions for the educational needs within ICET categories.
It was a great pleasure for us to bring together educational experts at this important event. We believe Pre-ICET Workshops has made a significant contribution to the awareness for institutional and professional development in education -which we believe, is essential for educational services to rise stronger from the challenges education faces.
We would like to thank the Council of Ministry of Education, Directorate of Training of General Directorate of Education in Sulaymaniyah, American University of Iraq – Sulaimani (AUIS), University of Sulaimani, Komar University of Science and Technology, all delegates and participants for their valuable contribution.
We would also like to thank our US Colleges in Sulaymaniyah for their contributions in organizing this first Pre-ICET Workshop.