On the occasion of the International Volunteer Day 2018, and following the directions of the Department of Curricula and Teaching Methods to keep pace with the vision of the Kingdom of 2030, the starting points of the sustainable development and skills of the twenty-first century, the Department celebrated the International Volunteer Day on Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 A.C.
The celebration was held in the presence and under the patronage of the Dean of the College of Education His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Muslih Al-Matrafi, the Vice-Dean of the College of Education Dr. Murdi bin Ghurmullah Al-Zahrani, the Head of the Department of Curricula and Teaching Methods Prof. Awad bin Salih Al-Maliki, some of the heads of different departments, and a number of academic staff and postgraduate students of the Department. Many scientific events were presented, and the efforts of volunteers in the voluntary "Initiative" project launched by the Department during the last semester were appreciated.
The activities included launching the new identity of the Department of Curricula and Teaching Methods that keeps in line with the vision of the Kingdom of 2030, which is represented in the new emblem of the Department: 'Creativity Partners', which sprang from the updated vision and mission of the Department.
Additionally, the special voluntary initiative "Referential Infographic for Curricula and Teaching Methods" was also launched. It is hoped to be the first modern academic reference for researchers and people interested in curricula and teaching methods in design and creative production. The initiative hopes to reach 500 topics on the science of curricula and teaching methods.
At the end of the activities, a discussion was held with the postgraduate students concerning their future aspirations for the Department, in line with its new emblem, hoping that these aspirations become part of the executive plan of the Department in the near future. The volunteers were then honored.
It is worth mentioning that the Department prioritized the achievement of the volunteering goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 by striving to increase the numbers of volunteers to one million through the department’s achievement in its volunteering project. Statistics show that since the beginning of the project there have been more than 2000 beneficiaries, 70 volunteers from the postgraduate students, 82 voluntary initiatives, and more than 300 voluntary work hours. This initiative is considered to be the first of its kind among the Departments of Curricula and Teaching Methods in Arabic universities.
At the end, the Dean of the College and the Head of the Department of Curricula and Teaching Methods expressed their thanks and appreciation to the team of the volunteer initiative project, represented by Abdul-Rahman Al-Alyani, the project manager, Dr. Samah Al-Jafri, leader of the female section of the project, and team members Khalid Al-Malki and Abdul-Aziz Al-Malki. They also extended their thanks to the postgraduate students who joined the project, and those who desire to join it and participate in achieving its goals.