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CETL


The Center aspires to meet the needs of faculty members by creating a supportive environment for professional development.

Student Debate

CETL


The Center aspires to meet the needs of faculty members by creating a supportive environment for professional development.

Roundtable discussion on Liberal Arts Education system at Bethlehem University

 

On 28 November 2019 Father Peter Dubrul from the Humanities Department with Dr. Hala Nassar, the director of CETL, facilitated a roundtable discussion on Liberal Arts Education system at Bethlehem University. Father Dubrul is known on campus as a great teacher, with an experience of at least thirty years of teaching at Bethlehem university, talked about the need to efficiently reflect liberal arts education in the way we teach our students. He also explained what is meant by liberal arts education, and how it is reflected in the core curriculum.  Posing critical questions on how liberal arts system of education are reflected in the Bethlehem students graduate attributes in light of the Palestinian reality, the employment market, and the gender of student body.  Dr. Nassar, briefly presented how universities worldwide nowadays are revising core curriculum to reflect the continuous need of liberal education due to its positive impact on the job market. Participants were engaged with Father Peter’s arguments and questions and demanded more sessions on the topic.