Arab delegation examines Jordan expertise in MIL

[28-07-2022 11:19 AM]

Ammon News - An Arab delegation participating in the Arab League's media meetings on Wednesday visited the National Center for Curriculum Development (NCCD), to examine the Jordanian experience in Media and Information Literacy (MIL).

The visit is part of the agenda of the media meetings, hosted by Jordan under the sponsorship of Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson, Faisal Shboul, and will continue until Thursday.

In the meeting with the Arab delegation, Head of the NCCD Higher Council Azmi Mahathah, said that the NCCD was established in 2017, and developed a general framework for curricula based on the Jordanian constitution and the Education Law, and in line with the King's discussion papers.

He added that the NCCD is developing curricula in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, and began developing the mathematics and science curricula, in addition to developing a development program for kindergarten and Islamic education.

He noted that the NCCD Higher Council approved the general and special framework for integrating MIL competencies into school curricula, as part of the government's executive plan to disseminate media education concepts that was approved in 2020 and the Education Council will be advised to approve it.

He stressed that the general framework for MIL will not be in the form of separate books, but rather concepts in the Jordanian courses from kindergarten to the twelfth grade (Tawjihi).

In turn, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League / Head of the Media and Communication Sector, Ambassador Ahmed Rasheed Khattabi, lauded the Jordanian experience in MIL, stressing the importance of disseminate it in the Arab world along with other Arab experiences in the same field.

Khattabi stressed the importance of collective action among Arab countries that adopted MIL to reach a holistic vision to combat bad behavior, fake news, and violation of privacy and public morals.

NCCD CEO, Sherine Hamed, said that the general framework for integrating MIL competencies came in conjunction with the NCCD's plan to start developing human courses such as Arabic, social studies, English, computer and digital skills.

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