Developing educational standards

Authoring History Books:
ACRPS-Tarsheed authored a series of history books for grades six to ten in Arabic which are also to teach history at AIA.  Work started on these books through a series of workshops organized by ACRPS-Tarsheed that brought together a group of history professors and researchers from different Arabic countries in addition to several educational consultants and specialists of social studies curricula.

Workshops participants set learning objectives for the General History curriculum as informed by the  knowledge, skills and attitudes students ought to acquire, especially ones related to research, inquiry, critical thinking, and communication. They stressed the importance of adopting modern educational strategies that place students at the center of the learning process and avoid relying on memorization and indoctrination. In addition to the school textbooks, the participants emphasized the necessity of using several different educational sources such as original documents, photos, museums, historical monuments, and films. They devoted considerable time to selection and sequencing of contents and identifying main topics, sub topics and essential concepts. Based on the results of these workshops, the authors prepared detailed outlines to clarify which topics will be expanded. After the scientific review committee approved the outlines, the authors commenced authoring the history books, which included a student textbook and a teacher’s guide containing suggested activities to enhance student learning. 

Translation of Math Books:
ACRPS-Tarsheed translated a series of mathematics books titled “Math in Focus” in agreement with the publisher Marshall Cavendish Foundation for Education. These textbooks offer quality math content and effective approaches to teaching mathematics as well as being attractive to learners.  They include a student’s textbook, a teacher’s guide, and a student’s activity book, with numerous supplementary exercises. It is worth mentioning that these books follow the Singapore math method.