Hanan Assaf

Early Childhood Specialist

Queen Rania Teacher Academy

Being a former practitioner and kindergarten teacher for multiple years, Hanan has developed a strong desire to help children of all abilities in reaching their full potential. This has led her to become an Early Childhood Specialist at Queen Rania Teacher Academy, where she applies her abilities and knowledge to support teachers in fostering growth and development among young children. Hanan holds an MSc in Kindergarten Education and is currently pursuing a PhD in Curricula and Methods of Teaching Children in Kindergarten. Her research is focused on the effectiveness of a STEM-based approach to cultivate future-thinking abilities in kindergarten-aged children. In addition, Hanan is a certified trainer and an essential team member involved in developing and implementing professional development programs for kindergarten teachers. She also plays a critical role in forming partnerships between QRTA and educational institutions to support educators in Jordan and the region. Apart from her main job, Hanan has also authored numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to columns in her field magazines and newspapers.



31 October, 2023 | 15:00 to 15:20
Developing STEM Skills in Early Childhood: Secrets of Success

In this session, we will explore the world of STEM education in Early Childhood Education (ECE), where we will demonstrate that STEM in ECE goes beyond promoting academic skills—It is not a curriculum but rather an innovative approach that fosters essential skills that are crucial for success in the emerging changing world preparing our young learners for a bright and promising future. By focusing on the core concept that STEM is applicable at all times and in all places, educators will find it easily to integrate STEM principles into their daily activities, maximizing its impact on children's development. The session will provide practical examples and easy-to-implement strategies, to effortlessly incorporate STEM education into their learning environment. We will discover together that implementing STEM education is much easier than educators may think.

01 November, 2023 | 11:30 to 12:15
The Future of Early Years - panel session