“It is important to equip our students with the specific skills necessary to succeed in this digital economy”
“With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we have witnessed accelerating changes in our workplaces and our society, knowing that we are preparing our students for a future where jobs do not yet exist,” says Sara Hollis, Principal, American School of Creative Sciences, Nad Al Sheba.
“It’s an exciting future full of promise; it is a time when innovative thinking is nurtured and celebrated with a willingness for all of us to question ourselves. And we are at the forefront of preparing our students for the future. At the American School of Creative Science, we think of science as the art of learning, ”she says.
With a comprehensive and holistic learning goal, we measure the emotional, social, physical and mental growth of our students as successful learning.
– Sara Hollis, Director, American School of Creative Science, Nad Al Sheba
“In the future, most jobs will require technological skills, and as such, we recognize the importance of equipping our students with the specific skills required to be successful in this digital economy. We as educators aim to spark curiosity and innovative thinking through STEM and computing, but we also seek to integrate the use of technology in all subject areas through the SAMR model of technology integration. by striving to go beyond its use as a replacement for traditional learning tools. , instead of using it to change orientation and create new tasks. It is this approach that gives meaning to learning, ”explains Hollis.
“With a comprehensive and holistic learning goal, we measure the emotional, social, physical and mental growth of our students as successful learning. At the heart of this also comes the need to develop our students’ learning dispositions such as responsibility and resilience, so that they possess the growth mindset and enthusiasm to learn. We build on this strong foundation with an emphasis on imparting 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication and critical thinking, so that students are well equipped with learning skills throughout the life cycle. life that will enable them to conduct their own learning in the present and in the future beyond. It is with an open mind, a willingness to accept differences and always ask questions, coupled with the ability to research and think critically, that we have created a future-ready learner who will be able to ” apply these skills to review, analyze and make informed decisions, regardless of the career field in which they progress, in the near future.
“Another important aspect of future-ready learning is the ability to adapt, especially without compromising our ethics and principles. We live in an interconnected, diverse and ever-changing world and these aspects compel us as educators to develop a sense of responsibility, inclusion, fairness and compassion in our students, so that they enter in society at large, ready to build and sustain relationships that will serve the needs of society, ”adds Hollis.