The Faculty of Science at Beirut Arab University in cooperation with the “Lebanese Association of Physics Teachers” organized a webinar under the title of “Radioactivity in everyday Life”. It discussed how to introduce radioactive materials in the Lebanese educational curriculum. It also highlighted the importance of nuclear and radiological physics and how they are implemented to serve all the aspects of life.
A speech by Professor George Nahra President of The Center for Educational Research and Development opened the webinar where he pointed the necessity of scientific research methodologies to include all educational topics in order to build critical, investigative and deductive thought. In this case we can build the lifelong self-learner because the characteristic of the age is the constant change as a result of the accelerated scientific discoveries, its technological implementations and its economic and social impacts.
He added: “If we read the reality it makes us look forward to move from indoctrination to scientific research that implants basic values in our students that are taken for granted as the nature of science such as: team – cooperative – participatory work. We also look forward to change laboratory work from mere observation to experiments done by students following a ready plan or building an experiment plan according to their research perceptions and finally by working on activating evaluation the laboratory field.
Professor Ramadan Awad, Dean of the Faculty of Science at Beirut Arab University, praised the cooperation between the university and the Lebanese Association of Physics Teachers in Lebanon. He pointed to the great influence of radioactive materials in developing technology and industrial processes, their importance in studying the living organisms, diagnosing diseases and treating them. Professor Awad added wishing that participants would benefit and learn towards a better future for knowledge.
Professor Hassan Kamar who presented how to introduce radioactive materials in the Lebanese curriculum and Dr. Mohammad Salem Badawi who gave an extensive presentation on how to use these materials in various technological sectors participated in the webinar.
Then Dr. Zeinab El Sayed explained the uses of radioactive material in diagnosis. At the end, Mr. Nemer Naimeh provided a detailed explanation on how to produce the radioactive isotopes used in the medical sector.
It is worth mentioning that 150 concerned persons and specialists attended this webinar on Teams platform that was broadcasted on social media.
At the end, participants received certificates of participation.