International Day of Education 2022: UAE students, teachers call for more collaborations

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  • Date: 24-Jan-2022
  • Source: Gulf News
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International Day of Education 2022: UAE students, teachers call for more collaborations

Dubai: Students and educators in the UAE expressed optimism on International Day of Education (January 24), on Monday, while connecting with peers to share knowledge and experiences. At Expo 2020 Dubai, the ‘Nexus for People and Planet’ saw education experts, students and teachers reimagine the future of education following disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They shared best practices for teaching in an era of digitalisation, while also exploring innovations – such as distance education – brought about by disruptions to learning worldwide. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “A cornerstone of the UAE’s development strategy, education has witnessed a fundamental shift since the beginning of the pandemic, with traditional learning modes dismantled in favour of others that better equip our next generation for the demands of the 21st century.” Elementary students at Nibras International School in Dubai celebrated the occasion in their own way. Grade 2 teacher Nastasha Van Staden led a project where several teachers connected their students to students from around the world to learn more about their different education systems and classes. Many of the teachers reached out to former colleagues to create this experience for the

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