Early Childhood Education / Essential Computer Skills at American University Beirut, Lebanon
SPARK is a Dutch non-profit organisation with more than 20 years of experience in the development of Higher Education in conflict-affected areas. We have conducted summer universities for young Syrian refugees and have provided scholarships to Syrian Refugees. We also have active programmes in KRG, Turkey and Jordan.
Aim of the programme and target group
The aim of the SPARK scholarship scheme is to assist educational institutions in Lebanon with their response strategy amid the Syrian crisis and help develop them short courses to contribute to studies and career prospects of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and to help build community cohesion.
Suitable candidates for the scholarship scheme are motivated Syrian students currently residing in Lebanon, with promising academic profiles who want to play an active and meaningful role in their communities, either in their host countries or in Syria.
The SPARK Scholarship Scheme
The SPARK Scholarship scheme can be used for different short courses offered by the American University Beirut in Lebanon. The following short courses are now open for application:
• Early Childhood Education
• Essential Computer Skills (ICDL International License)
The different scholarships will be awarded from March onwards.
Find out more about the American University in Beirut in this webpage.
About the short courses:
Early Childhood Education:
Starts: March 2016
The purpose of this course is to expose practitioners and prospective teachers in various Early Childhood Education contexts to both theoretical and practical knowledge regarding current trends in the area of early childhood education, child development and teaching and practices in the field, and to develop the related skills for better performance. New educational programs and approaches are explored, in light of findings of new brain research regarding how children learn and develop. The implications for appropriate practices are studied in various areas: curriculum, methods of instruction, classroom management, parental involvement and the changing role of the teacher. Special emphasis will be placed upon the inquiry method and the development of creative and critical thinking.
The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) is a qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. ICDL is the world’s leading computer skills certification.
What does this scholarship consist of?
The Spark Scholarship covers the full tuition fees for the short courses, and the study materials.
A candidate applying for the SPARK scholarship scheme must:
• Be a national of Syria
• Currently live in Lebanon
• Aged between 18-28
• Be available for the entire period of the selected course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire course;
• Have a valid high school diploma: (General Baccalaureate / Baccalaureate 2/ Vocational or Religious Baccalaureate).
• Have a valid passport or ID card
• Demonstrate a solid link between his/her educational background and the selected course and motivation to actively engage within the community;
• Complete the online registration form below and submit all the required documentation.
Applications for the Early Childhood Education course can be submitted until March 25, 23:59 h.
Applications for the Essential Computer Skills course can be submitted until June 2016 (exact date to be announced).