Never think that you are too old or two knowledgeable to learn new things. Such an attitude only leads to loss of vitality and may indeed be a sign of the accumulation o outdated practics.
One such person once said, “I have been teaching for the last 30 year. You are not going to tell me how to do it now,” to which a young man replied,but sir, you may have been doing the wrong thing for the last 30 years.”
There is always new knowledge to obtain, new experiences to accumulate, and new methods and protocols to adopt, to help us to continually do things better and more professionally.
EDU has a program aimed not only towards the young and developing staff, but also towards those with considerable experience and know-how, to share their experience with others.
The program has a series of workshops designed to bring newer knowledge in education to the teaching staff.
It is advisable that all Professors attend the workshops in the three areas of direct relevance to them.
Education Planning, Teaching and Learning, and the all-important area of Assessment and Evaluation.
Be on the lookout for EDC program news! EDC staff are always ready to respond to training needs and answer questions about and provide information on its activities.
About the Faculty of Medicine
The Educational Development Centre at Nile University is an in-house professional development center for staff. The EDC is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning environment at, as well as research capabilities of Nile University.
To develop independent, competent professionals possessing expertise in teaching, management, program assessment and evaluation, and research.
To give the academic staff an opportunity to assess and develop their professional expertise as educators using evidence-based criteria for good practice.
To support teachers in developing the educational knowledge, skills and competencies needed for planning effective learning experiences and managing of their students’ learning, including taking into account the needs and backgrounds of students in the design of specific teaching methods.
To provide a forum for communication between teachers in the University with the aim of improving educational programs organization, learners’ performance and satisfaction.
To ensure continual improvement of the quality of teaching management, leadership and the quality of learning at Nile University.
To assess and support curriculum development.
To cooperate with other Universities in Sudan and abroad in teaching, training and other educational endeavours.
To develop teachers’ research capabilities including writing research proposals and scientific papers.
To act as a focal centre for the training needs of the university personnel.
To offer educational and training for the community of universities in Sudan.
To award Certificates, Diplomas and Degree Courses in education and leadership.
Teaching/ Learning Methods:
The approach employed by the EDU is learner-centered, based on active participation in a supportive environment.
Evaluation is done through direct feedback and questionnaires.
EDU Teaching Staff:
Professor Amal Mahmoud Saeed – EDU Director
Professor of Physiology, ECFMG Fellowship in education
Professor M.Y. Sukkar – President Nile University
Professor in physiology