Presentation on theme: "The Use of VI's Materials in Teaching and Research At the University of Jordan Vi Annual Meeting, October 9-13, 2006 Geneva. Prepared by Prof. Talib Awad."— Presentation transcript:
The Use of VI's Materials in Teaching and Research At the University of Jordan Vi Annual Meeting, October 9-13, 2006 Geneva. Prepared by Prof. Talib Awad Faculty of Business Economics University of Jordan Amman, Jordan.
Rationale behind the Use of the VI's Materials The materials are very relevant to globalization era where more emphasis is needed on the role of trade, policy and FDI in economic development Written by highly qualified and trusted experts Providing up-to-date information and specialized resources that are suitable for universities teaching and research activities
Rationale: continued Provide diversified and flexible teaching and research tools including books, reports, case studies, manuals, videos, and DVDs Sharing the experience of other universities Easily accessible resources at very low cost
VI's Material Usage at JU Good Library of printed and electronic materials available for both faculties and graduate students Many of the materials are incorporated in textbooks authored by faculties (in international trade and policy, and international finance) Enriching the department academic plans in line of the new available specialized materials Provide multiple usage for graduate students as references, cases of study and source of selecting research topics for their dissertations
Usage at JU continued Primary and supplementary readings for several courses in the department: including international economics, international finance, trade policy, competitiveness, economic development, special topics in economics for graduates, and international monetary and financial systems. Useful references and data sources for both faculties and graduates research
Usage at JU continued An important source of data about world trade and capital flows and investment Used by faculties to prepare for seminars and workshops and other academic activities: topics include regional trade flows, FDI, and macroeconomic and trade policies.
Advantages/disadvantages Many of the materials is ready to use for teaching, training and research Provides instructors with choices between printed materials and ready CD's and videos Provides high quality teaching and research resources at low costs The videos and electronic materials can help in preparing quick seminars and presentations Some materials need to be adjusted to fit the appropriate level and task Requires some times adding local contents and adaptations
Future plans Expanding the usage of the materials by: Further promoting and publicizing the materials and the VI’s web site to both faculties and graduates Planning more workshops and seminars using some of the VI's materials Introducing new courses related to the materials:
Future plans: continued We have already introduced competitiveness at both undergraduate and graduate levels We plan to offer a new course on quantitative methods for trade-policy The department restructuring resulted in a new program in international business management which offer new courses in international trade management, research methods for international trade