UAE: What kind of skills must children cultivate to succeed in the future?

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  • Date: 14-Mar-2023
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:UAE
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UAE: What kind of skills must children cultivate to succeed in the future?

Educational journeys need to be re-imagined, with the child at the centre, to better equip students for the reality of their futures

Published: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 2:43 PM

Educators need to re-imagine a more future relevant education experience by better equipping children with the skills they will need to thrive in an unknown future, according to a new Citizens School study on the future of learning.

The white paper titled ‘Future of Learning’ outlines how the UAE is taking a leading role supporting a curriculum that focuses on the development of entrepreneurial, technological and critical thinking skills needed for the future.

The white paper analyses how children in Dubai and the UAE are in a unique position given the naturally diverse classrooms, future-forward government policies and access to emerging technologies. The research highlights that today’s education needs to adapt and evolve to outcomes that are not summed up in a report card but by better equipping children with the skills they will need to thrive and succeed in an uncertain future.

“As the sum of human learning expands, the means of imparting this knowledge requires educators to re-imagine the traditional and challenge the conventional by giving children choices to explore themes, expand interests and

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