Students from 30 schools in Dubai will put their creative minds to task, and design schools of the future. With Lego blocks and innovative smart apps, teams will build school models for the year 2030. The participating schools will be sent a kit, and they can download the app to create the models.
After finalisation, the creations will be displayed at the KHDA office and judged by a panel of experts.
A part of the UAE Innovation Week, this initiative will see students, educators and parent community come together to discuss and share new ideas.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of KHDA, said, “We live in a world where the ambitions and expectations of people are continuously changing. To meet and exceed these expectations, we have to come up with innovative ideas. The UAE Innovation Week marks a major step forward in our journey to achieve the goals set out in UAE Vision 2021.”
The students will be divided into groups of three. Each group will use Lego Education StoryStarter set by Atlab to build primary school of future. The students will also use the kit with an iPad to build a model school that reflects exactly how they would like their school and learning environment to be.
KHDA will also showcase innovation in education by providing a space for ideas and projects in a 35-foot shipping container outside the KHDA office. The innovation container will house some of the best projects crafted by student makers – who will also be visiting the container to learn from each other and share ideas.