The Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities “E-TALEB” is a national project co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. E-TALEB aims at developing the Lebanese Professional Standards in Teaching and Learning and cooperating for innovation and exchange of good practices and experiences relevant to similar frameworks established in Europe.
The main objective of this project is to support the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching and foster dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous development in diverse academic disciplines and/or professional settings. The project will support in creating a community of researchers in different disciplines who share inter and intra university practices in teaching and learning.
E-TALEB will acknowledge the variety and quality of teaching, learning and assessment practices that support and underpin student learning including instructional technology. It will also demonstrate to students and other stakeholders the professionalism that staff and institutions bring to teaching and their support for student learning.
The Innovative Character of E-TALEB…
This project is unique and innovative because it will create a professional framework for excellence in teaching and learning in the Lebanese higher education institutions by describing the role of teaching and supporting learning in the terms of dimensions of practice.
Furthermore, it will create the site which is the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in order to apply these practices and train the faculty members through the academic program of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Based on sharing EU practices, this project will bring new ideas that do not exist in the region:
First country in the region adopting a National Framework for Professional Standards in Teaching and Learning
Pioneering Centers for Teaching and Learning Excellence that could also serve the region
Capacity building sessions on LBPSF for different stakeholders and mainly academic personnel officers who lack the existence of instructions on the level of faculty career progression and promotion
Involvement of employers in the analysis of teaching practices impact in labor market
Continuous development programme dedicated to faculty members (Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Lebanese Journal of Teaching and Learning that will be the first in the country
First National Registry for Lebanese Centers for Teaching and Learning Excellence
The acronym of the project "E‐TALEB" itself is innovative because it merges between "E‐" for excellence, efficiency, effectiveness and "TALEB" which means university student in Arabic and the student learning experience is the core of our project.