Posted on October 12, 2016

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar’s (CNA-Q) Office of Applied Research and Innovation launched the second phase of a teacher training research project called Effective use of Practical Application in Science. The project is being undertaken in cooperation with Qatar University.

The program achieved huge success in its first year with teachers at the secondary school level. In the project’s second phase, it has expanded to include teachers at the primary and middle school levels. The program focuses on how to boost students' interest in science through the activation of practical classroom training and creating a connection to lifelong learning. Training is designed to provide teachers with the necessary tools for teaching and assessing the practical portions of science curriculum so students’ perform better in international tests, through an increased interest in the subject matter.

The project is funded by Qatar National Research Fund, and is aligned with the State of Qatar’s scientific research program priorities. The project is led by Dr. Ziad Said, a Chemistry instructor at CNA-Q, and by University of Qatar’s Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor Mr. Mohammed Abu Daya. This phase of the project will conclude with a ceremony honouring the participating teachers in March 2017.

CNA-Q is the Qatari campus of the Canadian technical institution of the same name. Since opening in 2002, the College has graduated over 5000 students from 30 certificate and diploma programs in Business Studies, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences and Information Technology. In June, CNA-Q announced that it will start offering applied Bachelor’s degrees by September 2017.