Sakhnin Academic College is a forward-looking and ever-developing academic institution that trains outstanding, highly educated, and self-reflective graduates who integrate and leave their mark on the teaching field in 21st-century Israel.
The college has a wide range of tracks and programs that are suitable for many target audiences, and it offers dynamic approaches and methodologies, which, on the one hand, rely on innovation and modern technology and, on the other, draw from Arab culture and tradition.
Sakhnin Academic College sees itself as a connector, through dialogue, between academia and the community. The college emphasizes the training of well-rounded educators who are not only among the most professional and skilled but also empathetic, socially active, and humanitarian.
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institution in constant development, expansion, and progress. A variety of learning and teaching tracks that promote academic excellence, leadership skills, and social sensitivity, alongside professional experience, a deep familiarity with the pedagogical world, and local and international academic and research collaborations - are what enable college faculty and management to foster a promising new generation of educators in Israel.The college's mission is to provide meaningful learning and teaching, thereby training educated, independent, reflective teachers with a broad education, oral and written expression, creativity, leadership, and self-study abilities, social and emotional skills, high motivation, and a willingness to continue learning and developing following the changes, refinements, and renewals in the field of teaching and education.
Sakhnin Academic College maintains academic and professional ties with esteemed academic institutions worldwide, taking part in student exchanges, conferences, hospitality, and joint activities. The college participates in several prestigious projects of the European Union and other international bodies, which enable the faculty and staff to remain updated with the most advanced and innovative methods, programs, and tools in the world of education and to pass them on to the teachers of the future and their students.
the educational-pedagogical agenda of the college is based on two central principles: to recognize, respect, and cultivate the values of the Arab culture, language, and traditions while remaining up to date on the innovations, developments and frequent changes in today's world. Particular emphasis is given to making higher education accessible to women in Arab society and empowering them for integration into high-income industries in the labor market. Sakhnin Academic College is the most recognized Arab college in Israel for training education and teaching personnel. Located in the center of the city of Sakhnin in the heart of the Galilee, it provides an educational, academic, and pedagogical response to hundreds of thousands of Arab residents in Israel, in general, and the Galilee, in particular.
The college sees itself not only as a central factor in shaping educational practice in Israel but also as a beacon of Israeli society in general and Arab society in particular. The college administration maintains close contact with its environment, corresponding with the academic and public agenda, out of a deep belief in its ability to contribute and shape the face of society.
the college administration believes that today's good student is tomorrow's best educator, and today's good teacher is tomorrow's best principal. The college places great emphasis in its programs on community, multicultural education, acceptance of difference, and tolerance to instill these values among the communities in which its educators work. The college strives to train students with a developed entrepreneurial sense who will promote social-educational initiatives in their communities.As an institution of higher education, Sakhnin Academic College accords great importance to shaping the face of the community in which it is located. The college sees itself as responsible for training talented and dedicated educators with a sense of mission who will return to their communities and take an active part in their future design and development at the end of their training. The college promotes its vision in various ways, including the encouragement of a student body whose members contribute to the community and volunteer in various settings; diverse options for veteran students from advanced programs to mentor and accompany students starting their academic journey; and the operation of several innovative centers serving different audiences from within the community, including the Simulation Center, the Social Innovation Lab (SinnoLab), the Center of Social and Civic Involvement (C-Saci), the Imagine Box, and more.
In addition, the college advocates a healthy lifestyle among its students and in the community. It promotes education for family life, concern for health and a sensible diet, adherence to physical activity, and disease prevention. The college also places increasing emphasis on the quality of the environment and sustainability, which is reflected through its transition to a green campus, various study programs, and future international projects.
Sakhnin Academic College promotes a pedagogical approach based on transparency, ethics, and morality. It also fosters tolerant and inclusive teachers who respect and relate to their students. The college is committed to promoting a value and dialogue-based, humanistic, and democratic worldview and places great emphasis on cultivating the fundamental values of equality, dignity, and social solidarity.To promote a culture of optimal utilization of personal, social, organizational, and pedagogical resources and to create a norm of effective coping among faculty members, students, and graduates; the college emphasizes cultivating personal, pedagogical, and organizational resilience.
A professional and experienced counseling and guidance team accompanies and assists students in finding the most suitable course of study and directs them toward a productive and fulfilling professional future within the Israeli education system.
Sakhnin Academic College is committed to the introduction, application, and study of educational-pedagogical knowledge, methods, and concepts using the most advanced tools. The College keeps up with the fast pace of an ever-changing educational world and constantly examines and refines these methods and concepts to remain in step with the latest developments.The college provides faculty and students with a variety of modern technological tools that guarantee a computerized and reflective approach to teaching, as well as the latest and most innovative educational-pedagogical approaches in its various courses. It is committed to an adequate integration between the child-centered Paedocentric approach and the Sociocentric approach, which places society’s needs at the center of educational activity.
The college aims to train academic, creative, and progressive teachers equipped with the best educational, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and willing to continue self-learning and renewal even after entering the education system. Thus, the college seeks to ensure that the communities they reach will benefit from the best educational tools available.
בשל מעמדה הייחודי כמכללה אקדמית ערבית לחינוך בישראל, המכללה האקדמית סכנין שמה דגש רב על החשיבות של שיח ודיאלוג. פדגוגיה מבוססת דיאלוג בחינוך לא רק מקדמת ערכים אוניברסליים של רב-תרבותיות, רגישות תרבותית וסובלנות, אלא גם תורמת לפיתוח החברה הערבית ולעיצוב דור ההמשך של מחנכיה.
הפדגוגיה הדיאלוגית המונהגת במכללה באה לידי ביטוי בכל הרבדים מבחירת המרצות והמרצים, דרך עיצוב תוכניות הלימוד ושיטות ההוראה וכלה בהקמה של מרכזים המקדמים חינוך דיאלוגי ובפיתוח וטיפוח היחידה לקשרים בינלאומיים.
הודות למספר הולך וגדל של יוזמות ותוכניות בינלאומיות, נהנים גם תלמידי המכללה וגם חברי הסגל מפלטפורמות המאפשרות להם לקיים קשרים, מפגשים, שותפויות ודיאלוג שוטף עם עמיתים מרחבי העולם, ולעסוק בסוגיות אוניברסליות חשובות. מפגש אקדמי חוצה מדינות ויבשות שכזה מאפשר חשיפה למגוון רחב של תרבויות, וגם תורם לפיתוח הכלים והכישורים הדיפלומטיים הדרושים הן לאקדמאים והן לאנשי חינוך.