Centre for Pedagogical Training and Academic Development

"Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself" By John Dewey

Lebanese French University has the privilege to have the approval to own its pedagogy centre at the university. As the only private university in Erbil to operate pedagogical training courses, we are pleased to welcome a diverse range of interested participants to be the beneficiaries of the pedagogical training course that is running on a national framework and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The courses are taught in collaboration with all public and private universities in Kurdistan.

The centre is open to all academics and professionals interested in teaching in higher education. The aim of the centre is to lead as a modern centre for pedagogical development. It further aims to build a higher education base by developing world-class teachers, education professionals; and enhancing of their teaching excellence, their teaching skills, and their career potential. The centre has direct link with the International Professional Teacher Education Unit at HAMK University of Applied Science in Finland. The centre has proudly opened Four successful rounds since 2019 with over 330 graduates. The course is currently running its Fifth round with 70 participants.

The pedagogical training course comprises of six modules which are:

  • Informational Communication Technology
  • Research and Development
  • Student Centered Learning
  • Innovative Pedagogy AND Assessment
  • Competence Based Education
  • Eduprenuership AND University Work Environment

Documents Required:

  • Master or PhD Certificate
  • Equalization of certificate if from abroad
  • Employment support letter
  • Copy of Passport
  • Two Personal Photos
  • English Language Certificate:
  • English Language center: level Intermediate or Pre-Intermediate-IELTS Academic (5) - TOFEL – IBT (59) - Pearson Academic – PTE (52)
  • Course Fee: 750,000 IQD

Sheraz Ibrahim

Director of Pedagogical Training and Academic Development – LFU

Professional Teacher Development Training – Finland

PhD candidate in Criminal International Law at University of Lincoln – UK

LLM in Public International Law – University of Leicester – UK

LLB in Law – Nottingham Trent University – UK

Ala B. Ahmed

Employee at the Pedagogy Centre.

MA in English Language and Literature at Near East University – Northern Cyprus.

BA in English Language and Literature at Cihan – Erbil University.

Rules and Regulations regarding the Pedagogy course set by MHE: 

For the interested candidates, please apply using the online forms below: