The preset formula for a successful life needs to be reversed, said Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), at the second ‘What Works’ education event.
“The age-old, preset formula where you study and work to become successful, eventually leading to happiness must go. Now children need to be happy and kept in a creative, innovative environment for future success. That is one of the keys to innovation,” added Dr Karam.
‘What Works’ – the education event organised by schools for schools – saw an electrifying gathering of more than 600 teachers, school leaders, and educators from all subjects from private schools at the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai International Academic City on November 9, 2015.
The theme of the highlighted how schools in Dubai are creating advanced prototypes of unmanned machinery. The students’ demonstrated their skills in coding, embedded electronics, design, and all computer-related things.