“Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation” Organizes ‘Journey Towards Thinking & Innovation Schools’ Workshop


AMMAN – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI) organized a workshop entitled “A Journey Towards Thinking & Innovation Schools” under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and in collaboration with Rethinkers Company with the participation of a number of public and private schools as well as representatives of Marka District Education Directorate. 

At the beginning of the workshop, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh welcomed the attendees, stressing the need to develop and improve the education system in Jordan to keep up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution stating that the current education system is still dependent on and adopting traditional methods.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh briefed the participants on the Finnish Model of Education, where the role of a teacher is a facilitator rather than a lecturer, noting that the future will witness an educational revolution. Accordingly, he called for establishing a work team to study the Finnish and Swedish education models, urging for change in the education law to adapt with the developments worldwide. 

During the workshop, Mr. Fadi Daoud, Executive Director of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum, gave a presentation on the important international indicators in terms of creativity and innovation, revealing that Jordan is ranked amongst the last places on the Global Talent Competitiveness and Innovation Indexes. He affirmed the urgent need to improve education, starting with primary grades to institutionalize concepts of innovative and creative education among students.

For her part, Dr. Muntaha bani Hani, Dean of TAGUCI, briefed the attendees on the TAGUCI vision and mission and what makes it distinctive and different from other educational institutions.

It is noteworthy to mention that the workshop, moderated by Dr. Lana Mubaideen, founder and chair of Rethinkers, is considered one of the most important tools that the company applies to promote creative thinking using the Integrated and Independent methods skillfully. In addition, the workshop introduced the latest international trends used in improving innovation efficiency to move towards creative thinking-based international schools. 

The participants also discussed several other topics including international trends in developing creativity and innovation in educational institutions, the role of educational leadership in developing creative learners and the global evaluation indicators of international thinking and innovation schools, in addition to reviewing applied models of analytical and critical thinking in classrooms. 

Organizing the workshop comes in line with TAGUCI’s keenness to use methodologies that encourage innovation and creativity in all its programs, seeking to create new methods and perceptions in education and at the same time provide quality training to the youth at Jordan and the Middle East levels.

TAGUCI is a University College specialized in business and information technology. It focuses on providing the appropriate environment for creativity and innovation through modern learning methods while granting students the potential to transform their ideas and inventions into marketable products.

It is worthy to mention that TAGUCI recently announced that it has started receiving registration applications for MBA master’s program for the academic year 2018/2019 in Innovative Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics specialties.