Visit of the Chinese Delegation to The MOFET Institute
On October 16, 2012, a delegation from China visited The MOFET Institute. The delegates are academics affiliated with a research institute that investigates education, namely, The National Institute of Education Sciences of China, where they teach and conduct research in a range of educational fields. The delegation was visiting Israel and other countries for the purpose of learning everything possible from the experience of education systems that differ from the Chinese education system. Israel was selected as an appropriate destination not only because China admires its scientific and technological achievements, but also perhaps because it is slightly envious of the small country that has produced an impressive number of Nobel laureates.
The MOFET Institute was one of the delegation’s first stops during its visit to Israel, and the program of the visit was devised in conjunction with Mr. Xue Hualing – Education Attaché and Director of the Education Department at the Chinese Embassy in Israel – and tailored to his requests.
Dr. Michal Golan launched the visit and presented in brief the rationale underlying the establishment of MOFET as well as its arenas of activity. Subsequently, several of the Institute’s channels of activity were introduced, as follows:
Mr. Ami Salant and Ms Penny Barsimantov presented the work of the Information Center as well as the process of making cutting-edge information accessible to the teacher educators.
Dr. Ainat Guberman presented the Research Authority and its main directions of activity, namely: promoting research in the fields of teacher education and teaching, encouraging teacher educators to conduct research, and expanding the knowledge about teaching and teacher education.
Mr. Jay Hurvit’s contribution to the encounter was the topic of technology and its integration into the school – a topic that is crucial both to the entire education system and of course to the specialization studies offered at The MOFET Institute.