UDST, National Geographic Learning celebrate success of ‘Empowering Minds’

  • Date: 04-Dec-2023
  • Source: Gulf Times
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:Qatar
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UDST, National Geographic Learning celebrate success of ‘Empowering Minds’



University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) and National Geographic Learning together hosted the inspirational educational conference "Empowering Minds".The agenda of "Empowering Minds" was designed to balance informational sessions with interactive discussions to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of each topic.Creativity as a skill for employability in the 21st century was the core theme, and a presentation of innovative teaching strategies and practical approaches to developing the skill offered valuable insights for educators and students alike.The conference also addressed the importance of sustainability in education, and demonstrated ways to integrate sustainable practices into the curriculum.Commenting on the occasion, president of UDST Dr Salem Al Naemi said, "Empowering Minds shows that we are on the right track towards a future where both creative thinking and sustainability are education fundamentals. It is exciting, and an honour, to collaborate with National Geographic Learning on an initiative like this. It also reflects the commitment of both organisations to nurture environmentally conscious thinkers our teachers and our learners and to encourage adaptive, original problem solving in our approaches to education. The conference not only informed, but inspired change."Award-winning English Language Teaching (ELT) author, John Hughes presented "Seven Steps Towards Creative Thinking", with enlightening