Education ministry launches Learning Bridges program

The Ministry of Education, with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has launched the “Learning Bridges” program, an innovative blended- education intiative to help 1 million students accelerate their learning process after the d…

The Ministry of Education, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has launched the "Learning Bridges" program, an innovative blended- education intiative to help 1 million students accelerate their learning process after the disruption triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The "Learning Bridges" program consists of a series of weekly activities, which are based on the core curriculum, scheduled to be sent to schools targeting all the fourth to ninth graders, according to a ministry statement.

The ambitious program aims to accelerate the targeted graders' learning process and enable parents, teachers, and societies to work together, to adapt to the new situation that requires the blended- learning approach at home and in school, added the statement.

During the launch ceremony, Minister of Education, Tayseer Nuaimi, said the "Learning Bridges" program is an innovative solution that enables students to revive and accelerate their learning process, whether schools are open, partially closed or completely shut down, through the "effective" link between home and school.

Nuaimi said the Ministry cooperates with UNICEF to make this learning resource available to every teacher, parent and 4th -9th graders.

The minister described the "Learning Bridges" program "complementary" to the "Darsak" platform, which offers daily class lessons online, adding the new initiative provides weekly learning activities to enable students practically apply the Darsak-based concepts.

These activities also help enhance the educational concepts in the curriculum, address previous learning gaps, he said, indicating that the initiative enables parents and teachers alike to support their children in remedying the missing subject matter.

On the materials offerd, he said students will receive a package of activities that link together the main learning outcomes of the four core subjects (Arabic, English, Mathematics and Science) specified in the planned curriculum as per the targeted week.

Source: Jordan News Agency - Petra