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406101 Principles of Education                                                        (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course addresses the concept of education, its development, the necessity of education and educational goals and philosophies of the ancient and modern worlds.
Moreover, it reviews the psychological foundations of education, as well as educational institutions that contribute to the transfer of humanitarian and social heritage through the generations (home, school, peer group). It also focuses light on both the teacher and the learner and the processes of learning and teaching of the curriculum.
406102 Introduction to Curricula and Instructional Design            (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406101
This course addresses the evolution of curriculum through studying and comparing between the traditional and the modern approaches, and the factors that led to the development of the curriculum. It also deals with the philosophical foundations of social, psychological and cognitive approaches and the different kinds of curriculum.
Moreover, it explores elements of the school curriculum: Objectives, content, experiences, activities and evaluation, in addition to studying modern strategies in teaching and design teaching; plans that contain goals, strategies and activities.
406103 Methods of Scientific Research                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
Scientific research concept, its nature, objectives and methods of scientific research tools and methods of writing research, its preparation and evaluation, presentation of models and application.
406104 Development of Educational Thought                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course covers the historical and philosophical foundations of education and the educational thoughts of well-known philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Al-Ghazali, Ibn Sina and Ibn Khaldoun, in addition to the principles and ideas behind the educational policies witnessed by the ancient and modern worlds alike.
The topics covered in this course are: how education was handled by ancient peoples like Egyptians, Indians, Chinese and education in the Middle Ages, with Muslims and Christians and the state of education in modern times from the Renaissance till the 21st Century.
Through this course, students are asked to build an educational philosophy after selecting the ideologies behind the educational systems and curricula and goals in general
406105 General Geography                                                             (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
The course addresses an integrated regional geographical study of the Arab world through clarifying the strategic importance of the site and the sea lanes and trade routes, the distinction between forms of the earth's surface, ecosystems and soils, knowledge of water resources and their uses, analysis of climates prevailing, assessment of human resources, their characteristics population and their organizations, as well as economic resources from minerals to agriculture, plant and animal production. The course then moves to the study of most Arab countries including a detailed study of all aspects of life.
406106 Arabic & Islamic History                                                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims to develop the elements of Arabic and Islamic affiliation and to have pride in this nation's victories and culture in order to restore its humanitarian and leadership role and to prepare this generation and develop its ability to keep up with this age. This course discusses the sources of the Arabic and Islamic history and the homelands of Arabs, the most important old countries and cultures, the status of Arabs in the Jahiliyyah era and their willingness to accept the da'wa then the  prophet mission and the state of the prophet in both Mecca and Medina, and the method to propagate in a peaceful manner and invasion, the Rashedeen Caliphate by analyzing four caliphs (their policy and organization). Furthermore, the Umayyad Caliphate through studying the caliphs, their policies and organization, as well as the first era of Abbasid Caliphate.
406112 Educational Psychology                                                      (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406101
This course discusses the behavior of both teacher and student during classroom learning situations and the developmental requirement of learning: especially cognitive development, as well as educational goals, learning and its fundamental concepts, its models, concept of learning problem solving, data processing, motivation, intelligence and creativity.
406211 Natural Sciences                                                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on providing students with the necessary scientific knowledge to enable them to teach science for the first three grades and it includes the following subjects: The material and the atomic structure, motion and Newton's laws, simple machines, work and mechanical energy, electricity, light, magnetism, and sound. It also aims to show the nature of science, science as inquiry, develop science processes skills and to help the students understand personal and social issues, as well as linking science with technology and the history of science.
406212 Principles of Jurisprudence & the Prophet’s Biography     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course consists of two parts: Islamic of jurisprudence and Prophet's biography, which includes a general description of Islamic jurisprudence and whatever relates to it, giving the student a general and useful introduction of the subject (about its discourse importance, resources and fields) and the role played since the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) until now. Moreover, the course will deal with famous schools of Islamic jurisprudence and to study a selection of some of its laws. The second part of the course discusses the Prophet's great biography from two dimensions: Theoretical by speaking about some of the main parts of the Prophet’s life (peace be upon him) and practical by applying the correct understanding of the Prophet’s biography on our modern reality and to solve our problems.
406213 Fundamentals of Faith & the Interpretation of the Prophet’s Tradition                                                                                            (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims at introducing the meaning of faith and its importance and effects on individuals and societies. It also illustrates the path of the Holy Kora'an and its methods in proving the faith existence of God (Allah).
406214 Basic Concepts in Mathematics                                          (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims at teaching the students the techniques of handling mathematical issues and theories, the methods of teaching students in early school years and the best ways of learning about numbers and its fragments and figures.
406215 Psych. & Edu. Texts in English                                            (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
The purpose of this course is to teach students the main psychological and educational expressions in English. Besides that, it gives the students some knowledge of certain topics like universities, UNESCO, intelligence, education, and perfect techniques of teaching and learning about childhood class management and behaviors.              
406216 Classroom Management                                                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course handles certain subjects and various patterns of schools, classroom and management theories, the role of the teacher in arranging the right and suitable environment of the classroom and his/her role in raising the level of cooperation between the students and their surrounding environment on the one hand and amongst themselves on the other. This course also pays special attention to the teacher's behavior and appearance in front of his/her students so he can be a role model for by them.
406217 Principles of Recitation and Cantillation                             (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None  
This course aims at teaching the students the perfect methods of reciting the Holy Kora'an. It teaches the students the art of cantillation of the Kora'an and the importance of learning ordinary and vowel letters and the right way of reading the Kora'an verses.
406218 History of Arab Thought                                                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course presents the most effective Arab thinkers in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century and their projects in the area of enlighted thought. These projects left great influence on the arab and international human thought and in the conscious of individuals and group at all levels (Litesen, Thinking, Political and Social). This course also defines all the works of those thinker.
406220 Principles of Mental Health                                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 405101
This course tackles the definition of mental health, its manifestations from the point of view of different psychological trends. It also deals with normal and abnormal behavior, personality and its characteristics and the factors that influence it. It also deals with concepts such as frustration, psychological conflict and stress and their role in disturbing mental health. It gives examples on the mental and psychological disorders and the role of social organizations in mental health.
406312 Biology & Geology                                                              (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims at enhancing the student's abilities in acquiring techniques and methods of teaching biology and geology in the first three classes. The topics that have been covered by this course are: Environment, human body, plants and animal lives. It handles some archaeological issues like stones, earthquakes, and volcanoes. This course pays attention to the history of science and evolution of life throughout the successive stages.
406314 Production & Use of Teaching Aids                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
The purpose of this course is to teach the students the meaning of teaching aids, their classification and importance of educational process. It illustrates the importance and the different kinds of personal communications. This course also enables the students to produce his own aids and projects of teaching and learning.
406316 Curricula and Techniques of Teaching Islamic Studies      (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406102
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with curriculum of Islamic studies as set for the three lower classes. The course also aims at introducing Islamic education concepts, its main characteristics, bases and principles, in addition to planning of classes in Islamic education and introducing the different techniques of teaching the different branches of Islamic education, enabling students to use modern technologies in education and teaching activities, evaluation and assessment tools, as well as presenting practical models for teaching.
406317 Curricula and Techniques of Teaching Mathematics          (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406102
The course aims at acknowledging students, as teachers of mathematics with mathematics, its characteristics, and goals of teaching it in the Elementary level and Kindergarten, according to NCTM-2000 standard. It tackles the process of mathematical content analysis, curriculum development, preparing periodic lessons plans, teaching techniques of mathematical principles. The course also deals with mathematical thinking, problem solving, assessment evaluation and the use of technology in teaching as a process, focusing on practical and empirical knowledge through training students on preparing model lessons.
406318 Curricula and Techniques of Teaching Arabic                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406102
This course aims at acknowledging students with the use of Arabic language its characteristics, development, aspects of teaching processes such as methods of teaching. In addition to introducing the Arabic language curricula in the lower basic cycle and presenting the different branches of Arabic language that introduces one comprehensive unit within the general linguistic system. The course also introduces the different techniques of teaching the Arabic language branches such as: Dictation, comprehension, syntax, poetry and the art of writing, in addition to teaching the evaluation and assessment methods.
406320 Basic Concepts in Geometry                                               (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course presents a description of geometry as one of the main branches of mathematics. It tackles topics in mathematical contexts and that of the curriculum of the first elementary grades, such as: the geometric concepts, hypotheses, theories, basic flat, spatial and vacuum geometry and measurements of the different geometrical shapes.
406404 Curricula and Techniques of Teaching Social Studies         (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406102
This course is designed to improve the social studies teacher's skills and how to design course plans. It concentrates on good preparation of the tests and teaching aids.
406405 Curricula and Techniques of Teaching Sciences                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406102
This course concentrates on science and the aim of teaching sciences in the basic cycle. It also concentrates on analysis in the first three classes and how to prepare the daily, semester plans. It also explains new modern theory in teaching sciences and how to evaluate teaching sciences to students.
406406 Vocational Education                                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 406102
This course concentrates on topics in vocational education in basic cycle. The aim of this course is to help students to acquire  knowledge about the aim of teaching strategy, guidance and counseling, curriculum analysis and the application of teaching vocational education.
406407 Measurement & Evaluation in Education                            (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course concentrates on the exams and how to mark the exam papers. It deals with how the students must have the tools to evaluate and develop and use the criterion referenced test, in addition to develop marking techniques.
406408 Computer in Education                                                        (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to learn about computer system and different programs, the computer education application, the advantage of using new computer educational programs comparing to traditional teaching. This course will concentrate on the importance of information and computer and technology and the use of internet to change education.
406410 Practicum (Classroom Teacher)                                         (9:0-9)
Prerequisite: None
This course familiarizes students with the learning-teaching process implemented in the Jordanian schools. It also covers teaching applications in the classroom, discussing observations and practsing a number of teaching skills such as: Lesson planning and preparation, managing class activities and directing questions. Additional directed skills include various teaching and evaluation methods, preparing work assignments and considering students’ individual differences. Also, this course aims at providing the student teacher with the opportunity to practice the actual teaching process through applying the knowledge he achieved from various courses. As a result, the student teacher learns how to associate theory with the application of the acquired theoretical skills. Based on this, the student teacher is evaluated practically through field visits of the practical education supervisor who observes a practical application of the teaching process presented by the student teacher.
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