Ibtikar Talks Education

On the 17th of March 2015 and as part of the “Ibtikar Talks” series, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation held a panel discussion entitled “Innovation in Education” to discuss the challenges encountered in education in the twenty first century. The session was attended by the Minister of Education, His Excellency Hussein Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, as well as a number of officials, teachers, and supervisors from Khalifa University, higher colleges of technology and other higher educational institutions in the UAE. During this session, emphasis was placed on the importance of support for educational innovation, instilling the concepts of leading education in the public education sector, and develop innovation and research skills among students and teachers alike. Hence, this session aimed at highlighting the great importance of shifting from a memorization-based education to a new innovative educational model that goes beyond the limits of traditional curriculum so as to stimulate the innovative capacity among students.