AUC Partners with AAIB for Teacher Development Program
In an effort to transform and develop Egypt’s public education system, AUC has partnered with the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) for the training and continuing education of 150 public school teachers of primary and preparatory students.
The four-month Teacher Development Program, which will launch mid-December at the Tahrir Square campus through AUC’s School of Continuing Education, aims to train public school teachers in best practices, helping them gain new techniques that would enable them to enrich the student learning experience and well-being.
The program will foster instructor skills and competencies in a variety of areas, including teaching methodology, lesson planning, assessment, classroom management, as well as educational technology and gamification. It introduces the teachers to pedagogies and learning theories that promote the cognitive, social and emotional development of students.
“To surpass the dynamics of our landscape, our education needs to move from theoretical-based learning to one that informs and inspires teaching practices,” said Sherif Elwy, vice chairman and managing director of AAIB. “In this context and given AAIB’s commitment to the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals], the initiation of the Teacher Development Program in collaboration with AUC seeks to empower the education workforce through developing their capabilities to achieve a substantial wide impact on our young generation.”
According to the program criteria, primary and preparatory school teachers participating in the program should be Egyptians residing in the Greater Cairo area. They should be teaching Arabic, science, mathematics or social studies in public schools, and they must be willing to apply new teaching methods based on what they’ve learned in the program.
Following a participatory and critical approach, the interviewing stage gives more insights regarding the needs of participant public school teachers. Consequently, the program is fine-tuned to represent their voices and elevate their sense of ownership and engagement.
This partnership is one pivotal milestone in the long series of partnerships between AUC and AAIB over the years. This includes the AUC Venture Lab, to which AAIB has consistently given full support to empower Egypt’s future entrepreneurs to expand their creativity and make their business ideas come to life.
Named by World Finance magazine as the 2017 Best Banking Group and Most Sustainable Bank, AAIB has shown a commitment to philanthropic activities, youth empowerment and the promotion of sustainable finance on a national, regional and international level since its inception in 1964.