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Queen Rania Teacher Academy partners with UK university to train Jordanian teachers

By JT - Aug 16,2017 - Last updated at Aug 16,2017

Members of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy and the University of Bath pose for a group photo (Photo courtesy of QRTA)

AMMAN — The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) has partnered with the University of Bath to launch a pilot programme aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in Jordan through providing Jordanian teachers with academic training, a QRTA statement said.

Building upon the idea that “teachers can shape the future of the world by impacting students learning journey”, the partnership will help Jordanian teachers enhance their “educational qualities and standards”, the statement added.

The University of Bath will provide 12 Jordanian teachers from public schools and Syrian refugees’ host community schools with the opportunity to join the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies, a masters-level qualification. 

The 18-month programme entails academic training by the British university, where participants will undergo two theoretical and practical modules on a part-time basis, according to the statement. 

“The pilot implementation between QRTA and the University of Bath is one-of-its kind in Jordan and the region, and builds on QRTA’s efforts … to develop teachers’ capacity,” Haif Banayan, CEO of QRTA was quoted in the statement as saying.

“We are very proud that QRTA continues to bring about new high-profile partnerships with distinguished universities and avail valuable learning opportunities for our Jordanian teachers,” he added.


QRTA is an independent nonprofit organisation committed to the vision of Her Majesty Queen Rania of empowering educators with the skills, recognition, and support necessary to excel in their classrooms. QRTA was launched in 2009 under the patronage of Queen Rania and in partnership with Columbia University’s Teachers College, Columbia University Middle East Research Centre, and the Jordanian Ministry of Education, according the statement.

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