Graduate School welcomes 30 teachers from Saudi Arabia

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is proud to welcome 30 teachers from Saudi Arabia who begin a six month program designed to transform their teaching knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Titled ‘Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion,’ the project is led by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of their National Transformation Plan 2030.

Associate Dean International and Engagement, Professor John Polesel, said it’s a fantastic opportunity to draw upon and share the education strengths of the Graduate School’s academic staff and research.

“The program, delivered concurrently with guided school immersion, is underpinned by our clinical teaching approach which couples cutting edge academic research with best practice classroom teaching and learning,” he said.

Participants will undertake a series of professional development programs, develop their English language skills and undertake placement in top Melbourne and rural schools through the University’s Network of Schools.

They will also have the support of school host leaders and mentors to help them develop a sense of belonging and social connectedness, as well as strengthen their clinical judgment and apply theory to practice.

The program began on Monday 20 March and will run until September 2017.