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The Moroccan Bachelor New Reform:
 the Incorporation of Soft Skills through Project-Based Learning

Abdelaaziz El Bakkali
  Language and Cultural Studies
Psychological, Social, and Cultural Studies Laboratory
School of Arts and Humanities, University of
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdullah, Fes, Morocco.


Recent debates about the bachelor in Morocco show that teaching learners to maintain positive attitudes and take over responsibilities for social and political processes is an essential educational asset of soft skills, mainly for schools that adopt project-based instructions. To engage students in this newest reform, significant preconditions of democratic school culture are set as effective outcomes to generate ethical behaviors. Today, social and political issues tend to provide meaningful opportunities to engage students in proper activities, specifically by using project-based learning. This paper aims at examining important venues that Moroccan school leaders, along with the bachelor outcomes, wish to implement to foster democratic participation within and outside school life by adopting project-based learning. It questions the challenges and perspectives of this implementation along with the progress of Moroccan educational institutions. Hence, the paper adheres to a meta-analysis technique, whereby a unique examination of the various already conducted studies came out with conclusions: perspectives and challenges. The typical meta-analysis method disengages readings of various scholarly academic sources related to school effectiveness concerning the implementation of project-based instruction, specifically after a long journey of debates about the bachelor. Because of its descriptive nature, this method allows the researcher to explore the wide-range of pitfalls that provide potential opportunities for alternative conclusions which are adopted in restructured and well-run approaches. The significant results and conclusions drawn from this paper are profoundly and qualitatively discussed and analyzed.
Keywords: Meta-synthesis, Moroccan bachelor, project-based learning, reform, soft skills

Cite as:  El Bakkali, A. (2020). The Moroccan Bachelor New Reform: the Incorporation of Soft Skills through Project-Based Learning .  Arab World English Journal(AWEJ). Proceedings of 2nd MEC TESOLConference 2020. 4-16.

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Abdelaaziz El Bakkali, Ph.D. in media and communication from the University of Mohamed VRabat, Morocco, is a professor at the faculty of letters Dhar Mehraz, the University of Sidi
Mohamed Ben Abdellah- Fes. He is a Fulbright Alumni and a visiting scholar to the University of
Delaware, USA, where he led a research project on the integration of ICT in education. He is
specialized in language and cultural studies.