Erasmus+: ProMentors 2020-2023
Linguistic Effects on Two-Digit Numbers Processing in Arabic and Turkish
Research collaboration 2022-2023
Education for the MENA ReGeneration
Research collaboration 2022-2023
Study in Israel
Council for Higher Education initiative
Game Changers in Education Program
Inter-College Forum for Internationalization 2021-2023
Global Sustainable Future Network
Pro-Mentors Project (Promoting Mentors’ Work in Education), the Erasmus+ program of the European Union (2020-2023)
The European Union’s Pro-Mentors project (Promoting Mentors’ Work in Education) focuses on developing up-to-date models of instructing and instructing and mentoring training, for interns and new teachers/kindergarten teachers, in their entry phase of teaching. It aims to strengthen the role of instructing and mentoring teachers and to improve the quality of teacher training in Israel.
The project, led by Talpiot College, works to expand the successful MIT (Multiplayer Induction Team) working group model developed as part of the ProTeach Erasmus+ project, in which Sakhnin College participated. The MIT model is based on group mentoring and joint learning and gives expression to new teachers in their entry phase of teaching.
The project involves 9 colleges in Israel, the Mofet Institute, and four universities from England, Poland, Finland, and Romania. The project team on behalf of the college includes Dr. Waleed Dallasheh, Head of the Teachers Induction Unit; Dr. Ihab Zubeidat, coordinator of beginning teachers and instructing teachers; Dr. Tareq Murad from the English department and pedagogical training coordinator; Dr. Maha Arslan, head of the special education department, Prof. Yaser Awad vice president for research and strategic planning, and director of the advanced studies unit.
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Project products: outputs and publications
Partner meeting at Sakhnin College. June 2022
For further information: the project website
Research Collaboration Supported by the Ministry of Regional Cooperation (2022-2023).
The research ‘Linguistic Effects on Two-Digit Numbers Processing in Arabic and Turkish’ is carried out with the support of the Ministry for Regional Cooperation and in cooperation with Final International and Nebshahir Universities in Turkey.
The research will examine the influence of the syntactic structure of numerals in Turkish (Decades-Units) and the text reading\writing direction (Left to Right) on various basic mathematical skills and numerical effects.
The present research will sustain the collaborative scientific research and educational policy between Israel and Turkey in mathematics learning and education. Apart from the specific findings, the current research may confirm that cross-linguistic studies of basic mathematical skills can be of great theoretical and practical use. This view should be extended in future studies of transcoding and other basic skills in other regional languages.
The representative of the college in the study is Dr. Deia Ganayim.
- Research Collaboration Supported by the Ministry of Regional Cooperation (2022-2023).
The research Education for the MENA (Middle East and North African) ReGeneration is carried out with the support of the Ministry for Regional Cooperation and in cooperation with UM6P (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University) in Morocco.
The research will examine ways for educational systems and teaching practices to deal with the complexity of sustainability issues and how Arab society’s traditional relationship to nature be catalyzed in regenerative sustainability education and applied to societal transformation.
By the end of the research project, we will have designed a collaborative study course that teaches sustainability to Sakhnin College and UM6P students. One joint course in a blended format (face-to-face and online) and one report on findings and recommendations for further dissemination of research results.
The college representatives in the study are Prof. Yaser Awad and Ms. Jennifer Sheffield.
Study in Education, the Council for Higher Education
Sakhnin College participates in the Council for Higher Education’s (CHE) Study in Israel project, in which universities and various academic institutions in Israel offer short-term courses and complete study programs for undergraduate and graduate students worldwide, as well as doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Game Changers in Education (2021-2023)
Co-Initiator and partner in Game Changers in Education, which brings together undergraduate education majors and pre-service teachers from the United States and Israel for interactive joint learning and facilitated online exchange focused on developing and applying creative negotiation skills in their schools and communities.
Inter-College Forum for Internationalization Member
A knowledge-sharing forum of Israeli colleges promoting internationalization, led by Ashkelon Academic College.
Global Sustainable Future Network Member.
The Global Sustainable Future Network was established in 2020 to forge Global South and Global North partnerships, deepen early and career researcher connections, improve interlinkages and synergies between the 17 SDGs within academia and sustainability practice, and promote innovative research.
Erasmus+: Staff and Student Mobility 2016-2020
Erasmus+: Demo 2017-2020
Erasmus+: Asset 2017-2020
Erasmus+: Pro-Teach 2016-2019
Erasmus+: Cure 2016-2019
Erasmus+: Silice 2016-2019
Tempus IV (EU): Doit 2012-2016
Staff and Student Mobility project within the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, student and faculty exchange collaboration with the University of Iași in Romania (2016-2020).
The overall objectives of mobility are:
To motivate students to develop their learning interests and critical thinking and to establish a learner-centered environment.
To support the development of content, educational methods, and innovative practices in lifelong learning and adult education.
To promote the exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods.
DEMO project for the Development of Innovative Courses on the Life of Immigrants in Israel, within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, 2017-2020.
The EU DEMO project (Developing Modernized Curricula on Immigrants’ and Refugees’ Lives) focused on developing up-to-date academic curricula to deal with the realities of refugees’ lives. The purpose of the project, coordinated by the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, was to develop and integrate unique courses about the lives of immigrants and refugees to improve the skills of women and professionals in the applied social sciences (teachers, consultants, social workers, psychologists, etc.) so that they fit the needs of these populations, and promote a broad social impact of tolerance and cohesion.
Six institutions of higher education in Israel participated in the project: the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, which led the project; the Hebrew University; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; Rupin Academic Center, Sakhnin Academic College; and Gordon Academic College. And five universities from Europe: the Universities of Hildesheim and Trier in Germany, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, the University of Vilnius in Lithuania, and the University of Thessaly in Greece.
The project team on behalf of the college included: Dr. Yaser Awad, the head of DEMO in Sakhnin College, is Vice-President of Research, Planning, and Strategy and head of the Advanced Studies Unit; Dr. Lina Boulos, the director of the Excellent Students’ Program; Dr. Rawia Hayik of the English Department; Dr. Ramez Eid of the Education and Sociology Departments; Dr. Amal Taha-Fahoum, dean of students and Director of Social Involvement and Community Outreach Initiatives; Dr. Sehrab Masri of the Graduate Educational Counseling Program.
The project products include:
- 14 academic courses taught at institutions that participated in the project in Israel at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level with the participation of over 1000 students. Complete syllabi, reference materials, bibliographic lists, and the possibility to consult with the course teachers – on the project website. See the 3 courses developed at Sakhnin Academic College.
- Booklet and training videos on advanced teaching methods on the subject.
- A collection of about 100 video interviews with immigrants and refugees (in collaboration with the Ben-Gurion Archive).
- Position papers on teaching the subject in various academic programs.
Further information: Project website
ASSET Project for the Development of Assessment Tools for Innovative Learning Environments in Higher Education, within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, 2017-2020.
The European Union’s Asset project focused on assessing innovative learning environments in higher education in Israel. Academic institutions from Georgia, Germany, Estonia, Austria, Greece, Ireland, and Israel participated.
The purpose of the project was to develop and implement innovative tools for assessing the lifelong learning skills of students in student-centered learning environments to improve and streamline student work; adjust the teaching in a way that better meets the learning needs of the students; and the development of critical thinking, a sense of entrepreneurship, the use of digital tools, problem-solving, and cooperation with the students.
Furthermore, the project worked to strengthen the academic ties and partnerships between higher education institutions in Israel and those in the European Union, and it included meetings of faculty members from the partner institutions, as well as a conference of 60 participants from all the partner countries, held at Sakhnin College.
The project team on behalf of the college included: Prof. Yaser Awad, the head of Asset in Sakhnin College, Vice-President of Research, Planning, and Strategy, and director of the Advanced Studies Unit, Prof. Fadia Nasser-Abu Alhija M.Ed in School-Based Evaluation, Dr. Lina Boulos the head of the Excellent Students’ Program, Dr. Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad of the English department.
Project products: as part of the project, 6 new evaluation tools were developed or perfected in the Arabic language:
Open Badges – brochure (Arabic)
Concept Map (CoMA) – brochure (Arabic)
Peer Assessment – brochure (Arabic)
Reflective Diary – brochure (Arabic)
Soft Skills – brochure (Arabic)
Critical Friends method – brochure (Arabic)
The Pro-Teach Project to Foster Teachers’ Success During Their Entry Into Teaching Period (Internship) within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, 2016-2020.
The Pro-Teach (Promoting Teachers’ Success in Their Induction Period) project of the European Union, led by the Kibbutzim College, focused on creating an innovative cooperation model between the academy, the schools, and the beginning teachers in the phase of entry into teaching (internship). A model whose primary goal is to reduce the dropout of beginning teachers from the system by creating support mechanisms for their optimal integration in the schools.
The new model is based on the creation of an ‘incubator’ – MIT (Multiplayer Induction Team) – a work group that is a support framework that operates within the school and is an integral part of the teacher’s specialization and professional development process. It increases the school’s degree of involvement in the admissions process while focusing on the beginning teachers’ abilities and seeing them as a force that will enrich and strengthen the school.
Six academic teaching colleges from Israel took part in the project: the Kibbutzim College (which led the project), Beit Berl College, Kaye Academic College of Education, Talpiot College, Gordon Academic College of Education, and The College of Sakhnin for Teacher Education; The Institute of Inspectors and the Ministry of Education; and four universities from Europe: Universitatea din Bucuresti, Romania, the University of Exeter, UK, Tallinn University, Estonia, and Paris-London-Universitat Salzburg, Austria.
The project team on behalf of the college included: Dr. Waleed Dallasheh, head of the Teachers Induction Unit, Dr. Ihab Zubeidat, coordinator of beginning teachers and instructing teachers, and Dr. Salah Fokra of the English department.
As part of the project, the Teachers Induction Unit at the college developed an optimal absorption model that is not only implemented as part of the internship workshops and practical work at the college but has also been adopted by the Ministry of Education.
Main findings (in Hebrew) summaries, studies, and articles created as part of the PROTEACH project
The Cure Project for promoting education for social involvement and civic responsibility within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, 2016-2020.
The Cure (CUrriculum REform) project of the European Union, led by Gordon College, focused on promoting curriculum reform aimed at improving the level of the curriculum for civic education and the principles of democracy in teacher training programs in Israel and Georgia. The project’s goals included the development of new courses, faculty training workshops, training for student organization leaders, and student activities – all to promote education for active citizenship and practical social involvement.
The project also included a particular mobility strand that allowed each of the participating academic institutions, from Israel and Georgia, to send 4 faculty members to study days at 3 European academic institutions.
5 academic teaching colleges from Israel participated in the project: Gordon, Givat Washington, David Yelin, Sapir, and Sakhnin. 5 universities from Georgia: Illia State, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State, Samtskhe-Javakheti State, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State, Kutaisi. And five universities from 4 European countries: Canterbury Christ Church in England, Tallinn in Estonia, Salzburg and Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich in Austria, and Jagiellonian in Poland.
The project team on behalf of the college included: Prof. Yaser Awad, the head of Asset in Sakhnin College, is Vice-President of Research, Planning, and Strategy and head of the Advanced Studies Unit; Dr. Lina Boulos, the director of the Excellent Students’ Program; Dr. Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad of the English department.
Project results: summary poster on the project website
As part of the project, learning kits were developed that would allow professionals and teachers to enjoy the innovative courses, an international network of professionals was established to share knowledge and work methods, and the Center of Social and Civic Involvement (C-Saci) equipped with computers and multimedia systems was established.
The Silice Project – Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israeli Communities and Graduate Entrepreneurs – within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, 2016-2020.
The Silice project of the European Union, led by Tel Hai College, focused on developing an international, accessible, and open platform that will promote ideas for social innovation and global cooperation between Israel, India, and the European Union.
As part of the project, cross-cultural and cross-country issues were discussed, including gender equality and equal opportunities for women, and 9 social innovation labs (SinnoLABs – Social Innovation Labs) were established. The labs will enable the continued development of a creative and supportive environment within the institutions of higher education, as well as the promotion of social initiatives in a variety of models that will promote the economy of the partner countries in the future.
As part of the project, regular meetings were held in Israel and abroad, and training was held for the college faculty members at partner universities in Europe. In addition, the project included a hackathon, “Educational and community initiatives with an economic aspect within the schools” held at Sakhnin College. The winning student team participated in the “international camp for Entrepreneurship and social-economical Innovations” on the island of VIS in Croatia.
Five academic institutions from Israel participated in the project: Tel Hai (which led the project), Oranim, Sapir, and Sakhnin Colleges and the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center; five universities from India; and four European universities (from Germany, the UK, Croatia, and Portugal).
The project team on behalf of the college included: Prof. Yaser Awad, the head of Asset in Sakhnin College, Vice-President of Research, Planning, and Strategy, and director of the Advanced Studies Unit; Dr. Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad of the English department; Dr. Walid Khalifa, of the Mathematics department; Dr. Nayif Awad, director of the Simulation Center.
Project deliverables: the project deliverables, including practical and reusable resources, can be seen on the project card webpage
Sakhnin SinnoLab – The Social Innovation Labs.
Further information: Silice project website
Doit Project for the Promotion of Multicultural Education and Children’s Rights, within the Tempus IV Program of the European Union, 2012-2016
The Doit project aimed to promote multiculturalism, human rights, and children’s rights. It aimed to improve the quality of the study programs through a multidimensional system that will lead to an extensive reform of the study programs in higher education institutions. Academic institutions from Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Israel participated in the project. The project involved the development of teaching and study programs for undergraduate students. It included workshops and classroom activities that promote positive intercultural relations, using a portal that enables joint work, and distributing study materials. As part of the project, the partners developed materials and study programs on children’s rights, identity in a multicultural society, and promoting intercultural relations within the classroom.
The project team on behalf of the college included: Prof. Yaser Awad, the head of Asset in Sakhnin College, is Vice-President of Research, Planning, and Strategy, and the head of the Advanced Studies Unit; Dr. Lina Boulos, the director of the Excellent Students’ Program; Dr. Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad of the English department.