Summary of the Visit
On April 11-12, 2016, a delegation from Germany visited The MOFET Institute. The delegation members were the guests of the Ministry of the Economy with which The MOFET Institute’s International Channel is constantly in touch with regard to the topic of vocational education. The entire seminar focused on the topic of evaluation and measurement in education, including teacher education.
The visit to MOFET opened the seminar, andfor most of the members of the delegation, constituted their first encounter with Israel and Israelis. This fact reinforced our sense of obligation, namely, the obligation to open the seminar in a professional, interesting manner, employing cutting-edge methods; and the Israeli obligation to create an optimal first impression.
The main considerations that guided us when building the program were as follows:
The desire to acquaint the members of the delegation with The MOFET Institute and with the relevant components of its International activities;
The need to create a common language and clarify concepts;
The acknowledgment of the importance of testimonies from the field;
Exploiting the opportunity for discussion sessions concerning the clarification of common dilemmas;
The understanding that it is necessary to experiment with building evaluation tools in order to gain a profound understanding of things.