Today the17th of September 2019, the national Erasmus+ office of Palestine represented by its director Dr. Nedal Jayousi accompanied with the programme officer Ms. Rawan Saqfalhett conducted the first monitoring visit to Al-Quds University (AQU) to evaluate the progress of the MS@CPS project. Dr. Rashid Jayousi the local coordinator, Dr. Isam Ishaq and Dr. Salah Oudeh from AQU team presented the project status in preparation activities, curricula development and quality plan. The discussions were very fruitful and Dr. Nedal Jayousi praised the progress conducted so far and suggested to finish early the accreditation procedure to reach optimal results of the project and expressed his support for the project. Representatives of Palestine Technical College – Deir El-Balah (PTC) the other Palestinian consortium partner were present as well via video conference and presented progress in dissemination and exploitation activities. Moreover, representatives of project leader the University of Siegen presented the management status of the project and other consortium partners participated in this meeting as well via video conference.
The project leader University of Siegen organized on Septebmer 17, 2019 an online workshop over video conference among all partners of the project to proceed in the tasks of curriculum development at work package 2.
The meeting started with a presentation given by Christian Weber from the University of Siegen entitled: “Envisioned MS@CPS pedagogy methods in a nutshell: Between Courses in Practice and Design and Development Case Studies”. The workshop ended with a discussion about “Local Best Practices”, where partners talked about forms of teaching applied on the local levels at their universities. The aim of this workshop was to discuss the current state of teaching and find the best approach to realize the project. The workshop comes as work is being progressed on the accreditation applications at each partner country.