How do schools in Dubai use technology to support students’ learning in the classroom?

Over the past decade, educators around the world have been questioning the benefits of enormous investments in information and communication technology (ICT) for schools. Schools invest in ICT with the aim to provide high-quality teaching and learning as a way to equip students for the knowledge society. The use of ICT is integral to good … Continue reading How do schools in Dubai use technology to support students’ learning in the classroom?

How do schools in Dubai promote science literacy?

The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) defines science literacy as the capacity to use scientific knowledge, to identify questions, and to draw evidence-based conclusions in order to understand and help make decisions about the natural world and the changes made to it through human activity. The most recent round of the assessment, PISA 2015, focused on … Continue reading How do schools in Dubai promote science literacy?

How do Dubai schools support special education needs?

According to UNESCO, 90% of children with disabilities around the world do not attend school. Comparative studies on disability legislation show that only 45 countries have anti-discrimination and other disability-specific laws[1]. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is among this very small group of countries with its National Strategy for Empowering People with Disabilities launched in … Continue reading How do Dubai schools support special education needs?

What contributes to positive student wellbeing in Dubai?

In November 2017, the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census was rolled out at scale for the first time across 168 of Dubai’s private schools. It was a voluntary data collection, with schools encouraged to participate from Grade 6 through to Grade 9 (Year 7 through Year 10) students.   A small cohort of Year 6 students from … Continue reading What contributes to positive student wellbeing in Dubai?

How do relationships affect the wellbeing of Dubai’s private school students?

A sense of connectedness with others is a fundamental necessity for children; directly influencing their sense of wellbeing. Important connections are formed through a sense of belonging with adults and peers at home, in school and the community. During middle childhood, peer relationships become very important. Children who feel excluded by their peers and do … Continue reading How do relationships affect the wellbeing of Dubai’s private school students?

How do Dubai schools promote healthy lifestyle habits?

Positive health is an important building block to positive education. In 2016, KHDA’s School of Hearts Survey[1] found that 80% of elementary students and 72% of middle school students from participating Dubai schools said that they eat breakfast in the morning. The survey also found that 61% of the elementary school students and 53% of … Continue reading How do Dubai schools promote healthy lifestyle habits?