Mundane teaching methods of Jordan's political history classes become a thing of the past

Jordan

Published: 2018-03-13 14:12

Last Updated: 2018-03-13 14:47


The Ministry is seeking to apply a more interactive way of teaching students politics in schools. (noonpost.org)
The Ministry is seeking to apply a more interactive way of teaching students politics in schools. (noonpost.org)
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In his mission to improve the Jordanian education system, the Minister of Education, Omar Al Razzaz, wrote in a Facebook post about the new methods his ministry intends to apply to teach students about the Jordanian constitution and the country’s political history.

Al Razzaz noted that students currently learn about Jordan’s political history in a mundane way, which solely depends on memorising text.

“Our students learn about the Jordanian constitution mainly through studying Jordan’s political history, and they often learn about it in a mundane way that requires memorizing text,” he wrote on FB.

The Ministry is seeking to apply a more interactive way of teaching students this subject, in order to gain more engagement and interaction from them.

The plan entails getting students to watch more videos about the subject, and to organize field trips to the Museum of Political Life.

“We are currently working through the National Development Plan on developing a booklet and a series of videos on this subject, in addition to organizing field trips to the Museum of Political Life, which is full of important historical documents and collectibles, to promote constitutional awareness and awareness of the rights and duties of citizens,” Al Razzaz added in his FB post.

Social media users reacted positively to Al Razzaz’s news, with some urging him to apply the same teaching methods to other subjects as well.

Meanwhile, others noted that some teachers need to receive training on how to use the modern methods of teaching that will have a wider appeal to students.