The Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar University celebrated the conclusion of the program "Training teachers on scientific research methodology", which was launched by the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists last January, in cooperation with the Ministry’s Training and Development Center, and 17 teachers from middle and high schools participated in it, along with 347 male and female students. The ceremony, which was attended by Her Excellency Ms. Buthaina bint Ali Al-Jabr Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, and Dr. Maryam Al-Maadeed, Vice President of Qatar University for Research and Graduate Studies, included a presentation on the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists, and its efforts in developing the capabilities and skills of Qatari youth in research and critical thinking, as well as Reviewing the contents of the teacher training program on research methodology, and the experiences of its participants, to conclude by honoring the teachers and students who obtained advanced positions in the training workshops included in the program.
The program sought to develop the scientific research skills of the participants and enhance their critical thinking, through an intensive training program designed by the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists, based on the latest research methods and approaches that combine innovative educational methods and interactive practices. In a statement on this occasion, Dr. Mariam Al-Maadeed praised the efforts made by the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists to implement the program, and also praised the level shown by the participants, teachers and students, and was evident in their training research projects. She stressed the importance of cooperation between the Ministry’s Training and Development Center with the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists in this program, which succeeded in training and qualifying 17 male and female teachers in the field of scientific research methodology through theoretical and applied scientific training programs and workshops. Information and modern ideas in the field of scientific research were transferred to teachers and supervisors. .
She noted the importance of scientific research in the process of development and advancement of nations and peoples..and said "One of the most important requirements of society in our current era, which is witnessing great and rapid developments, is to reach high levels of innovation, research and technical and technological progress.". She pointed out that reaching this advanced stage can only be accomplished by activating the mission of universities in revitalizing the scientific research movement at all levels, linking the methodology of scientific research in all academic stages with development issues and opening channels of cooperation with educational institutions in the country and various development sectors to provide the best programs for students.
For her part, Ms. Iman Al-Mohannadi, Director of the Training and Development Center at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, praised this partnership with the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists, whose fruits have emerged in the development of the skills of teachers and students in public schools, in line with the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision. 2030. She added "We look forward to completing the second phase of the program and adding new cohorts in it so that teachers and students acquire research skills that contribute to better learning.". In addition, Dr. Nora Jabr Al-Thani, Director of the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists, said in her speech on the occasion of the conclusion of the Scientific Research Methodology Program that Qatar University has a great desire to promote a culture of scientific research, by establishing a clear curriculum that is suitable for every stage of study and age. So that it becomes an integral part of their lives and their thinking towards all the challenges they face. She added that the aim of this is to establish and train students from an early age on the basics and methodology of research, to make mastery of it a trait they can be proud of, and to apply it in a practical way in an environment that supports thinking, exploration and creativity. Dr. Noura Al-Thani explained that the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists seeks, through the program, to make scientific research easier and better for students through practical application that permeates all the program’s workshops.. congratulating all participating students on their outstanding achievement in the field of scientific research and the huge amount of knowledge they have acquired And wished them to continue research and innovation. For their part, a number of teachers and students participating in the program expressed their happiness to participate in this training program, which was full of training workshops that developed their knowledge and experience in the field of scientific research, which facilitated the transfer of information and ideas to students who presented more than 80 distinguished research projects. Among the projects presented during the program were the research project (the effect of using recyclable materials to exploit wind energy inside metro stations) for Ibn Sina School, and the project (the effect of using magnetized water with urea added on agricultural production) for Rufaida Preparatory School, and (the effect of Moringa plant to reduce anemia among schoolgirls) of Zainab Preparatory School, and other scientific research that won the admiration of the jury from Qatar University.. The final stage, which was held in the building of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, included competitions between qualified schools, and these competitions between secondary schools resulted in a victory Ahmed Bin Mohammed School for Boys came in first place, while Doha Secondary School for Boys came in second place, and Zubaida Secondary School for Girls came in third place.
As for preparatory schools, Hind Bint Omar Al Ansariya Preparatory School for Girls ranked first, while Sukaina Bint Al Hussein Preparatory School for Girls and Moza Bint Mohammed Preparatory School for Girls ranked second and third, respectively. At the end of the ceremony, His Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education and the Vice President of Qatar University for Research and Graduate Studies toured the accompanying exhibition, and listened to a detailed explanation from the students about the scientific research that had been accomplished and the experiences they carried out during their learning and training period, as she praised the program’s outputs and urged students to complete their research career
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