Teacher Creativity Centre
The Teacher Creativity Centre is a Palestinian non-profit organization, established in1995, by a group of teachers working in public and private schools and the schools run by the UNRWA. Those teachers were put under stress because of uncomfortable educational environment that increased tension in student- teacher relationship. Because of their rough experience, the teachers thought about establishing an institution that might develop their skills and improve the educational environment by focusing on Civic Education and Rights Agenda including human, gender and children's rights.
The centre and the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Teachers’ Training at An-Najah National University had mutual academic interests and hence promoted cooperation on different levels:
- Training the faculty students on adopting interactive strategies in teaching.
- Participating in implementing interactive citizenship projects in Palestinian schools.
- Holding workshops on campus.
- Honoring teacher Hanan Al-Hroub, Global Teacher Prize winner for the year 2016.
Mothers School Association
The Mothers School Association aims at organizing educational events for Palestinian mothers to learn about the basic courses in the Palestinian curriculum to contribute to educating their children properly. The association seeks to promote Palestinian women as leaders in educational, cultural, economic, legal and health fields in addition to promoting children’s creativity.
The association is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the association and the faculty, hold joint meetings and workshops and offer Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses such as civic education of the Class Teacher of Lower Basic Education Programme.
The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development
The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development was established in 1981 as” the Union of Palestinian Working Women Committees”. In 2001, it was officially registered with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior under the name “Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development”.
The society seeks to build a democratic Palestinian society based on gender equality, social justice and respect for human rights and eradication of all forms of discrimination against women. The society aspires to do this through empowering and mobilizing women’s participation in the struggle against the Israeli occupation, contributing to the development processes, promoting woman’s political, economic and civic rights and expanding women’s access to justice by improving their psychological well-being and combating gender-based violence.
The society is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the association and the faculty, hold joint meetings and workshops on citizenship and violence against women and offer Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses such as the civic education course that links theory with practical training.
Care for Children with Special Needs Society Nablus
The Care for Children with Special Needs Society (CCSNS) is a non-profit society established in 1994 by an initiative group of academics specialized in children with special needs care.
CCSNS works on training, treating and taking care of children with special needs to integrate them with other categories in the community and promoting the rights of this marginalized group. The society currently homes 65 students (4-14 years) of different disabilities such as learning disabilities (disabled slow learners), intellectual disabilities, deafness, Darwin's syndrome, autism and physical disabilities.
The society also provides the children with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counselling and psychotherapy services through individual sessions, collective rehabilitation training and leisure and sports programmes. In addition to that, the society provides early detection services on hearing and speech disorders.
CCSNS is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the society and the faculty offer Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses that link theory with practical training and other programmes on children with special needs care to enrich the faculty students’ practical experience.
Women and Family Affairs Centre
The Women and Family Affairs Centre (WAFAC) is a non-governmental organization whose main mission is to produce research on women's issues.
The centre is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the centre and the faculty, hold joint meetings and workshops on social and educational issues and offer Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses such as the civic education course that links theory with practical training.
Al-Quds Open University
Under the supervision of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Al-Quds Open University is currently implementing the World Bank funded project on teacher training for 1-4 grade levels during work experience.
The project targets teachers with no professional experience and have no teaching license to upgrade their academic and professional teaching skills.
The project aims at improving 1st -4th grade teachers’ skills and competencies to match the national and international standards.
Directorate of Higher Education Nablus
The Supervision Department at the Directorate of Higher Education Nablus works on distributing students on public schools in Nablus to offer them the appropriate practical training. The department is also a strategic partner to implement a World Bank funded project on teacher training for 1-4 grade levels supervised by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education. The directorate and the faculty hold workshops on exchanging experiences between academics of education and expertise working in the field.
- Ministry of Education and Higher Education
- Birzeit University
- Hebron University
- Bethlehem University
- Teacher Creativity Centre