Making ideas to transform education a reality
Taking a different approach to planning new policies for education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) hosted an Innovation Lab on Saturday, April 15, 2016, to discuss new ideas for schools.
The day-long event discussed ideas to help empower young people and build on their innate collaborative instinct. Led by Graham Brown-Martin, founder of the global think tank Learning Without Frontiers (LWF), KHDA’s Innovation Lab looked at ways to improve learning environments.
Hind Al Mualla, Chief of Creativity, Happiness & Innovation, Engagement at KHDA said, “We really need a rethinking of education and the way schools reach out to young minds so it prepares children for the future. Schools are going through change, not just technologically but even with their approach to teaching. What we need today is a different kind of education which prepares people for life by connecting them with skills that are needed for tomorrow.”
Bringing together educators, entrepreneurs, technologists, artists and creative minds – participants at the innovation lab shared ideas aimed at transforming education.
Hind added, “By uniting people from different walks of life, we are enabling new possibilities which allow us to look at education from a new perspective. Collaborative thinking enables the real power of innovation and by sharing our ideas – we may just find creative ideas in our journey of happiness.”
Graham Brown says, “Schools and universities play an important part in determining how our future looks like and it’s time to think how we can redesign education systems. The purpose of schooling is to enable children to reimagine society so they can meet the challenges of their generation.”
In Dubai, a total of 173 private schools cater to 265,299 students and regular school inspections have inspired schools to innovate and think outside-the-box to address challenges.
- KHDA Media