Centre for Pedagogical Training and Academic Development
Lebanese French University has the privilege to have the approval to own its pedagogy centre at the university. As the only private university in Erbil to operate pedagogical training courses, we are pleased to welcome a diverse range of interested participants to be the beneficiaries of the pedagogical training course that is running on a national framework and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The courses are taught in collaboration with all public and private universities in Kurdistan.

The centre is open to all academics and professionals interested in teaching in higher education. The aim of the centre is to lead as a modern centre for pedagogical development. It further aims to build a higher education base by developing world-class teachers, education professionals; and enhancing of their teaching excellence, their teaching skills, and their career potential. The centre has direct link with the International Professional Teacher Education Unit at HAMK University of Applied Science in Finland.

Pedagogy is a relatively new area of educational scholarship that considers the application and development of educational theory beyond formal schooling. This includes analysis of the domains of cultural education, public space, popular culture and political struggle. Modern pedagogy has turned into the ‘science of upbringing and education’. The main purpose is the upbringing and development of personal qualities of the student. In order to achieve this, the pedagogical training course comprises of eight modules which are;

1. Informational Communication Technology
2. Research and Development
3. Student Centered Learning
4. Innovative Pedagogy AND Assessment
5. Curriculum Based Education
6. Eduprenuership AND University Work Environment

Over 350 participants have graduated from the previous teacher training course and the current pedagogical training courses. Below is a list of the names of participants who have successfully completed the first round of pedagogical training course at Lebanese French University.