Morocco Cracks Down on Teachers Who Give Private Lessons

By Ferdaws Aharrar Rabat - Teachers cheat too, and that might cost them their teaching licenses. Eighteen teachers were found giving private lessons, and were warned that they might lose their teaching licenses, be suspended, and be arrested. On Monday, control committees declared several cases where teachers were found giving classes to either their students from class as “support sessions with benefits,” ...

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Agadir Hosts the 3rd Annual Moroccan Resource Centers of English Network Conference

Marrakech - Moroccan Resource Centers of English Network (MoRCE-Net), an organization that encourages the improvement of the English teaching and learning process, will hold its third national conference from January 25th to January 27th, 2015, in Agadir. This year’s theme will be “Resource centers: Resourceful teaching and learning Opportunities.” Mohamed Bakkas, MoRCE-Net board member, told MWN that "this ...

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5th Edition of the ‘Other Leader Program’ Covers Four Provinces of the Southeast Morocco

Marrakech - After an increasing success throughout all the previous editions of the Other Leader Program (OLP) , the associations Al Atlassain, Association of Educational Communication (JSV formerly), and Association Marocaine de Probabilité et Statistiques (AMPS), announced the launch of the fifth edition of Other Leader Program (OLP) on last Sunday in the Tinghir province, Boumalne Dadeds. The OLP is an i ...

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Tangier Holds The First Moroccan Open Debate Tournament

Rabat - The Moroccan National Debate Team (MNDT) organized the first high school international debate tournament in Morocco on December 27th to 31st in Tangier with teams and judges from France, Croatia, South Africa, Spain, Canada and Morocco. MNDT was the first North African team to participate in the World School Debating Championship (WSDC) held last August in Thailand. This event was a chance for the n ...

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Fez to Host Alumni Model United Nations Conference on January 30-31

Rabat - The city of Fès will host the first edition of the Alumni Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC), organized by the Association of Moroccan American Dialog (AMAD) on January 30-31. AMUNC is a simulation of how the main bodies of the United Nations function such as the General Assembly and the Security Council. Model UN is an academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy and internatio ...

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The Impact of Action Research on Professional Development

By Abderrahim Mamad Rabat - The emergence of action research has been considered a key element to the development and improvement of learning and teaching in the classroom. The word “research” in action research signifies to investigate and collect information to remedy problems within the classroom, whereas the word “action” signifies taking a practical action to resolve classroom problems. Before delving ...

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Speculations on Screen Reading, Haptics and Immersion

Agadir - The act of reading is a multi-sensory process that activates not only a reader’s mind, but also their body. The ever-increasing transfer towards screen reading has sparked doubts on the impact the screen has on readers’ cognitive processing and haptic interaction with text content. Classical reading—in which readers flick through printed pages and are physically involved with the reading material—i ...

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Morocco’s Education: Let’s Think of More Beneficial, Less Costly Solutions

Fez - The Moroccan education system ranks at the bottom of the world's quality education list, even lagging behind countries plagued by severe social, economical and political problems. This issue in particular is a headache for Moroccans seeing as the efforts of several ministers charged with the duty to improve the education system have been in vain. Stakeholders throw each other under the bus and the que ...

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Benkirane Wants to Generalize Medical Coverage to Include All Moroccans

Rabat- Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane has announced that reforming the medical coverage system has become a priority for the government. As co-chair of the intergovernmental committee in charge of reforming health coverage system, Abdelilah Benkirane revealed that the government is reconsidering generalizing the medical coverage to include all Moroccans. The Head of Government described this initiat ...

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The education system in Morocco: A reform of reforms

Casablanca - Any teacher would be astonished to hear one of the latest statements made by the Minister of National Education, Mr. Belmokhtar, in which he expresses his intention to realize a very promising project that may snatch our education system from the jaws of failure. His idea is to provide an electronic tablet for every pupil all over Morocco. Without questioning the utility of tablets in revamping ...

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Are Moroccan Students Enthusiastic About the Use of Technology in the Classroom?

Marrakech - After publishing a series of articles on the use of technology in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Moroccan classrooms, this article addresses the analysis of data collected with respect to student views on the integration of technology in classrooms, using quantitative and qualitative investigation methods. This article presents quantitative data on the approximate percentage of students ...

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Educate Me: A Unique Learning Experience by AIESEC Tunisia

By Sarra Jouini Tunis - Tunisian youth belonging to the world’s largest student-run organization, AIESEC, will launch a national project called “Educate Me.” “Educate Me” aims to teach the English language in a modern and creative way. The initiative provides a different type of learning environment for participants, as international interns who are AIESEC exchange participants will deliver classes. “Educat ...

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