The Future of Education in the UAE: Innovation & Knowledge Production

Author/s: several co-authors
1st Edition Year: 2014
Edition: First edition
Language: English
Available Languages: العربية
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Education in the 21st century has at its core the promotion of original thought, creativity and innovation. The move away from rote learning and repetitive memorization of facts has helped engender a new culture of inspiring children to use their imaginations to find solutions to problems, and subsequently develop a confidence in one’s decision-making, which will be a tremendous advantage throughout life. In Abu Dhabi, the emphasis on innovation is embedded in a number of strategic policies, including a call to build “an environment that fosters innovation, cultivates a healthy risk-taking culture and strengthens the research and development capacity” in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, and a call for an economic model of growth “driven by knowledge and innovation” in the Vision 2021. However, how does an education establishment begin the process of teaching creative learnings and problem solving? What skills are required by teaching staff and what availability of equipment is essential to this task?

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