CETK is a unique toolkit formed to maximize personal potential, build balanced, high performing teams, and create energy and resilience for success in the education sector.

CETK provides teachers and schools with rich expertise and skills in the education sector as outlined below.


  • Training Content

Teachers are the main elements of any meaningful change in an educational system. Research shows that no system can rise beyond the capabilities of its teachers. Educational administrators and leaders are the backbone of any change.


Most of the governments in the Middle East have come to the realization that the success of its current long-term strategic plan is conditional upon high performing teachers and effective school leaders. The current proposal aims at enhancing educational reform in the Gulf area through the adoption of an innovative approach to the professional development of educators. Therefore, it is suggested that we upgrade teachers’ professional skills in relation to the Teaching Standards in England.


Familiarising the teachers in the Middle East area with England’s Professional Teaching Standards will provide a structured approach to improving the teaching profession, and also open vast possibilities for the improvement of education. CETK focuses on teachers’ development as a crucial first step to effective education and schooling system.







Learning Objectives

1. Introduction To The Importance Of Professional Development

  •  Elements of the learning process
  • Reasons teachers need professional development
  • Professional standards for teachers 

2. Introduction to Educational Psychology

  • The definition of educational psychology
  • The Psychology of learning
  • Stages of teacher development

3. Individual Differences: Meaning and Causes

  • The meaning of individual differences
  • Educational implications of individual differences
  • Learning styles and strategies

4. Learning Styles

  • Types of learning styles
  • Types of learners
  • How to identify students’ learning styles

5. Effective communication: Barriers and Strategies

  • Barriers and strategies to effective listening
  • Barriers and strategies to accurate perception
  • Barriers and strategies to effective verbal communication

6. Elements for Creating a Positive Learning Environment

  • Elements for establishing positive conditions for learning

7. Collaboration with Students, Colleagues, and Families

  • Collaboration with students
  • The power of teacher collaboration
  • Leadership

8. Brain-Based Learning

  • The meaning of brain-based learning
  • Brain-based strategies and how to implement them
  • The role of a brain-based teacher

9. 21st Century skills

  • Learning skills (the four C’s)
  • Literacy skills (IMT)
  • Life Skills (FLIPS)
  • What’s the demand for 21st century skills?
  • The seven survival skills
  • enGauge 21st century skills
  • Civic Literacy Employability skills

10. Mental Processes Related to Learning

  • Thinking process and its components
  • The process of memory
  • The imagination process

11. Multiple Intelligences

  • The meaning of multiple intelligences
  • Practices that boost different intelligences
  • Multiple intelligences and learning styles

12. Higher Order Thinking Skills In The Classroom

  • The meaning of higher order thinking
  • Bloom’s taxonomy and its application

13. Classroom Management

  • Different styles of managing classrooms
  • Managing classrooms effectively
  • Universal classroom management strategies

14. Factors Affecting Learning

  •  Elements that influence the learning process

15. Learning Experience

  • Engaging Learning Experiences
  • Active Learning Environment
  • Meaningful Learning

16. Active Learning

  • The meaning of active learning
  •  Handling learners
  •  Designing learning activities

17. Curriculum

  • Elements in curriculum
  • Curriculum development
  • Curriculum design
  • Learning goals
  • Learning objectives Vs. Learning outcomes
  • Curriculum framework

18.  Assessment

  • What is assessment?
  • Why do we assess students' performance?
  • How to assess students' performance?
  • Types of assessment.
  • Assessment of learning VS assessment for learning.
  •  Assessment as learning.
  • Assessment results analysis (as a way to evaluate effectiveness of teaching).
  • Using analysis in making decisions about learning needs and students' development.
  • Preparing students for various assessment formats

19. The Use Of Technology – In Education And Teaching Process

  • The role of technology in education
  • Advantages of technology in education
  • Technology to support learning

20. Instructional Strategies

  • Strategy
  • Technique
  • Method
  • Approach
  • Lesson methodologies

21. Learning Theories

  • S-R (Stimulus-Response) theory with reinforcement
  • S-R (Stimulus-Response) theory without reinforcement
  • Transfer of learning