Innovation in Education

Areas of Activities

03 Innovation in Education

Arabic is a rich and expressive language that is often lost in translation. We, at the World of Letters, believe that authentic Arabic content preserves identity and a self-worth among Arab youth.

We believe that youth in the MENA region need to be exposed to quality Arabic content to become inquisitive life-long learners that understand the world around them and become true global citizens.

Our approach is based on thematic learning that highlights the bridges and connections between different disciplines. The themes are often introduced emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving. Our theme based approach contextualizes learning as it makes the transition from subject-area curriculum to an issue-centered learning.

To gain a deeper understanding of the subjective barriers to female employment in Jordan this study uses four gender neutral indicators to explore the role of the school curriculum in Jordan as a tool for the socialization of cultural and ideological messages about women and economic life. It particularly focuses on the direct and hidden gender biases in textbooks. It was conducted in 2014 as part of the Echidna Scholarship Program at Brookings.

We conducted a comprehensive survey of 104 school textbooks from grade 1-10 in fourteen subjects in order to evaluate the concepts of water, energy and solid waste as they are used in the Jordanian curriculum. The mapping employed a holistic approach by classifying water, energy and solid waste under the environmental education objectives of knowledge, attitude, skills, participation and ethics. The mapping was realized in 2010 as part of the Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project (PAP), a public education and behavior change communication program.